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Shamitabh.. A story about how ego can play a nasty game in one’s life. Portrayed beautifully by Big B and Dhanush.

Daanish a mute boy always dreams to become an actor. Once he grows up, he travels to Mumbai from Igatpuri just to fulfill his dream. Initially, he doesn’t get a chance to prove his talents but later luck comes in the form of Akshara who plays the role of an AD. She tries to help him gain voice with the help of an advanced technology and becomes a buddy as well.

Once the surgery is over, they start searching for the suitable voice. They find a drunk Amitabh Bachchan on the footpath and Daanish insists on having his voice. They explain to Amitabh about the situation and he warms to the pair. Amitabh was rejected from Bollywood because of his voice and now he feels its time for payback.

Daanish changes his name to Shamitabh and hit movies become a hit. The duo is quite happy about their success and slowly ego creeps in. They have an argument about which is best.. the acting or the voice. So they both split up and do movies alone. As expected, the movies become a flop in box office.

Akshara speaks to them and convinces them to work together again. They plan to reveal their identity to media but unluckily they meet with an accident on the way. Daanish dies and Amitabh loses his voice.

Amitabh is amazing… Be it the moves.. the voice.. the singing.. the attitude.. You just know that you are watching a master perform what he does best.. Dhanush has definitely done well and proved his mettle to share screen space with Big B. Akshara comes across as a cool college kid rather than a heroine.

Cinematography by P.C. Sreeram is known to be classy and stays that way in this movie as well. Maestro Ilaiyaraja’s music is soulful and can speak volumes in certain portions of the BGM. Balki could have cut short some scenes but definitely the movie is worth a watch.

Initially my mind couldn’t take Amitabh’s voice for Dhanush.. It felt so wrong indeed. The baritone was funny to imagine on a man who is so different on the feature front. I still dig for a happy ending.. While so many bad movies can have good ending why not this one?