Sunday, February 15, 2015

Movie Review: Shamitabh

Dhanush is an aspiring actor with tremendous potential and passion, but with a big disability - unable to talk, his dreams of being a superstar are in the danger of being still born, until a revolutionary new technology opens up the possibility of him talking again - through someone else's voice. Time for Amitabh, a drunkard of an old man in a cemetery, with his own story of being a struggling aspiring actor in his better days, to lend his voice. An unlikely partnership is inked, overseen by a bubbly young AD, played by the very cute Akshara Haasan. The screen name of this new actor, with the secret of his voice sealed behind a non disclosure agreement: Shamitabh!

The combination is deadly and Shamitabh becomes an overnight sensation, gracing magazine covers, and bagging millions in endorsements. Amitabh, on the other hand, is relegated to the sidelines as his dumb valet. No one can know the truth, remember?

And no artist loves to be invisible, especially no one with the ego of Amitabh Sinha.

Shamitabh packs powerful performances by Amitabh and Dhanush, who absolutely fire on screen. While there is a lot of drama, there is some beautiful humor, and Akshara adds a lot of zing and bubble to the mix.

Not your typical weekend entertainer, but definitely one of Amitabh's best ever performances. Do not miss this one!

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