Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan
Director: R Balki
Producers: Sunil Lulla,R. Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala,R. K. Damani,Amitabh Bachchan,Abhishek Bachchan,Sunil Manchanda,Shobha Kapoor,Ekta Kapoor,Dhanush
Story: Mute Daanish becomes a superstar when Amitabh Sinha provides him his voice – what happens when ego pulls body and speech apart?
Review: Shamitabh has a good concept – a boy falls in love with the movies and dreams of becoming a star. He has pizzazz, passion, presence – but no voice. Daanish (Dhanush) is born mute.Shamitabh is the Story of a mute bus conductor who aspires to become a bollywood hero. He found Akshara Hassan who helps him to achieve it. Meanwhile, Dhanush befriends with Amitabh and convinces him to lend his voice for his films by using some technology. The rest of the Story turns around new character Shamitabh and rise and fall of him.
Music by Illaiyaraaja is good both Piddly (sung by Amitabh Bachchan) and Sha Sha Sha Mi Mi Mi are good numbers. PC Sreeram adds his magic touch and makes it a good viewing experience.
Much like Balki’s previous films, Cheeni Kum and Paa, Shamitabh has a wonderful premise and a good buildup, but flounders as it nears the climax. The end is drearily predictable, particularly since it seems Balki has a pattern for how his films must end.
Still, despite the flawed writing, Dhanush and Bachchan make Shamitabh a pleasant enough outing to the movies