Shamitabh

Director: R Balki
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Rating: 2.5 / 5

Shamitabh is a well-thought script, especially for movie making. It has some unnecessary technological hype but that is easily pardonable. The best part is the way it has been executed especially in the first half. Just when you think that movie has something more to offer, it enters a bleak mode. Movie flow along with the script is ruined towards the end. Loads of drama and stretch towards the end extract the unique script essence from the movie and make it ordinary.

Rising above everything was Amitabh Bachchan. As soon as he enters, he heavily augments the movie standards. One description that will literally make sense for him is Classic Artist. Everything about him was pitch perfect. Definitely one of his best flairs in recent times. Dhanush was pretty good albeit he was playing a mute guy. Akshara Haasan gave a very poor performance. Whenever she was onscreen, it was putting questions on every aspect of movie making. But soon it was understood that no other good aspect could make a scene better if she’s there.

R Balki has a good track record of his previous two movies. Although Cheeni Kum and Paa were very well directed, this one was an average effort. At many places, direction weaknesses were easily seen. Definitely, a better attempt was expected from him.

Music chords were often connected well with the movie flow. Neither music director Illayaraja did anything extraordinary nor it was asked or expected from him.

Overall, potentially good script ruined by the drama in the end.


 

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