Movie Review: Shamitabh [No spoilers]

Big B + Dhanush + PC Sreeram + Ilayaraja + Kamal Haasan’s bloodline (Akshara).
Talk about dream combinations…
I was not going to miss this movie. By any chance.

Shamitabh

Shamitabh

In this age and world where movies run behind 100 Cr clubs by catering to the “masses”, Director Balki deserves a pat on the back just for choosing a performance oriented script and executing it to perfection, almost.

If with Aadukalam, Dhanush proved he was as good an actor as anyone else, then with Shamitabh, he’s widened the gap between himself and the second best (in his generation of actors). To share the screen with Big B and still catch eyeballs is no easy thing, and Dhanush has done that in more scenes than one. With Shamitabh, the “Kolaveri” man has announced his entry into Bollywood in style (considering Raanjhana wasn’t received very well).

It doesn’t look like this is Akshara’s first movie. Of course, it’s there in the blood. 🙂

Akshara Haasan

Akshara Haasan

After Paa, Balki has hit the winning note for a second consecutive time, with Big B. Yet again, Big B delivers what exactly was required for the role of Amitabh Sinha.

If “I” was the mother of Product placements, then Shamitabh is the mother of all mothers. Product placements throughout the movie. Not that it affected the story in any way. Just an observation.

Shamitabh deserves to be watched a second time, just for the Maestro’s re-recording. Well, let’s not get into how awesome Ilayaraja is, again. 🙂

Bottomline: Match winning “partnership” in 150 minutes.

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4 responses to “Movie Review: Shamitabh [No spoilers]

  1. With the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Lintas (India) as the director, it would be a surprise if product placements weren’t there 🙂 😉

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