Length:- 2 hrs. 35 min.
"Shamitabh" is a story about a guy who loves movies way too much. Since childhood he just wants wants to be an actor.The film is just about his journey from watching movies madly to moving to Mumbai and becoming a successful actor.This journey of a man who is voiceless is generic and inspite of its smartness. "Shamitabh" is not entertaining it's rather predictable. R. Balki seems to be obsessed with Amitabh Bachchan, at least this movie tells me the same.The title itself is the example of the obsession.Also, we have his voice as another obsession. It's well known fact that Amitabh is a great actor but I rather believe that he is one of the most overrated actor as well.
It looks like Lifebuoy is a big financier of the movie because we have too many annoying dialogue devoted to their name. Akshara Hassan is a debutant actor,She tries to make some genuine efforts to make it better."Shamitabh" has almost everything other than the sophisticated script which is a need for every film.The fact is no one can become a star after he signs a movie. Also, who pays crores of rupees for just an ad to debutant actor.Ending of the film was a lot better than expected. Dhanush in this film becomes a puppet infront of script and he is not be able to act the way he can.
After interval the film is convoluted drama.I believe becoming a star track could have been more challenging.The journey after becoming a star is little less realistic and also somewhat hard to believe.Even the exotic locations doesn't work out after a while because of clumsy plot.Finally ego clashes between a mute guy and a drink man;they get mad about making their film better.The film is really long it should has been shorter with respect to the content. Amitabh Bachchan is good in some scenes but his looks are a little disgrace in this movie.
Verdict:- Above Average
Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars
Shamitabh Movie Official Trailer