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  • NR
  • 2015
  • 6.7  (7,791)

Shamitabh is a 2015 Indian drama film directed by R. Balki and features Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, and Akshara Haasan in lead roles. The film revolves around the concept of voice and the power it holds. The story follows Danish (Dhanush), a mute bus conductor, who dreams of becoming a superstar actor in Bollywood. However, due to his inability to speak, he is unable to fulfill his passion. He stumbles upon Akshara (Akshara Haasan), a young and talented woman who aspires to become a film director. With her help, Danish is introduced to an advanced technology that brings his voice to life.

Enter Amitabh Sinha (Amitabh Bachchan), a washed-out and drunk actor who once ruled the industry. He sees potential in Danish's voice and agrees to lend his voice to Danish's acting career. Thus, the duo becomes Shamitabh, an amalgamation of their names.

What seems like a dream come true for Danish turns out to be a complicated relationship between the two. The two are unable to work together harmoniously as Amitabh's ego and Danish's desire to be recognized causes friction between them. Danish is reminded of his past and is brought down by Amitabh's narcissistic behavior.

As the duo start downing into oblivion, Akshara intervenes and reminds them of their dream to become great actors. She helps them reconcile and work together, but it is not without struggles. Furthermore, as the fame and fortune roll in, the once muted Danish is struggling to maintain his sense of self and control over his life.

Shamitabh tackles several issues rife throughout the film industry—such as nepotism and the power of voice. It is a gripping drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat. The film's direction is exceptional, as is the case with most R. Balki films. The acting by the three protagonists is superb, especially Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of the drunken veteran actor.

Amitabh Bachchan's baritone voice has always been a topic of discussion, and brings to life his character of Amitabh Sinha. The chemistry between Dhanush and Akshara is heart-warming, which makes the scenes between them more dynamic. The score by Ilaiyaraaja matches the film's tone and adds an emotional depth to the story.

Furthermore, the film's cinematography is commendable, particularly the scenes portraying the chaotic streets of Mumbai contrasted with the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. The use of light, particularly in the scene where Danish's voice is brought to life, is a visual treat.

Overall, Shamitabh is a film that will awe and inspire you, especially if you're a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. The film successfully conveys a message about the importance of voice, teamwork, and understanding. The film's climax is one of the most poignant and emotional endings, leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste. Shamitabh is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good drama.

In conclusion, Shamitabh is a film that explores the complexities of ambition, ego, and the power of voice. It is a nuanced drama that is thought-provoking and emotionally gripping. The performances are exceptional, particularly Amitabh Bachchan's, and the film's direction is masterful. The score and cinematography add an extra layer of depth to the story, making it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good drama.

Shamitabh is a 2015 comedy. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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