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Shamitabh (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 February 2015 (India)
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An aspiring actor with the inability to speak, joins forces with a man who has a powerful voice. Together they take the film industry by storm, but will their egos get in the way?

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R. Balki

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R. Balki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Amitabh Sinha / Shamitabh
Dhanush ... Daanish / Shamitabh
Akshara Haasan ... Akshara Pandey
Abhinaya
Pete Meads Pete Meads ... Police Officer
Rukmini Vijayakumar
Shubham Shubham
Pratik Pratik
Sonamani Sonamani
Rajeev Rajeev
Ajay Jadhav Ajay Jadhav
Asif Ali Beg Asif Ali Beg
Ivan Rodrigues ... Anay Verma
Uday Tikekar
Pradeep Kuckreja Pradeep Kuckreja
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Storyline

The film revolves around a very unique plot, where it shows two different individuals having different talents and when they become ONE, the mixture measures up to be a very big hit in the industry. But in the meantime, EGO comes in the way and prepares to shatter the bond into pieces. Dhanush is a mute aspiring actor from a small village but with great acting talents. Amitabh has a very impactful voice. Both, on their own, can not achieve any greatness in the film industry. But with a help of a third party (Aksara Hassan), when they come together, the talents combined, make a complete new Artist. Dhanush becomes the actor onscreen and Amitabh becomes his Voice. But after reaching the peak of success, Both the leads start to become miserable to the question of having more importance in the unique cocktail. An unstoppable fight of ego comes in action And the clash drifts them apart, destroying every greatness they achieved and every possible milestones they could build together. Written by Raktim.das.3@gmail.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Шамитабх See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,720, 8 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$241,720, 8 February 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Akshara Haasan's sister Shruti Haasan sings one of the song's for this film. See more »

Goofs

Amitabh's sidekick (the cemetery helper/undertaker) does not sign the nondisclosure agreement and still listens to the deal shared by Akshara-Danish and Amitabh. See more »

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References Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) See more »

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Thappad
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Written by Swanand Kirkire
Performed by Earl D'Souza & Suraj Jagan
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odd moments in the movie
23 May 2015 | by dkddnSee all my reviews

I expected more from Amitabh's movie. It was great to watch Amitabh and Dhanush. However other characters were not visible enough to be judged.

There were a few odd points I found.

1] The technology shown was odd but great, but it can be taken for granted as it is just fantasizing the idea. Dhanush was able to speak what Amitabh was speaking. But this effort takes lip sync, and air movements from lungs, which cannot be expected of a microprocessor chip. Although, I should not comment on this technology, but I saw this as far fetched idea.

2] Hero Dhanush was buried ??? It sounds odd with Hindu name.

3] He was buried at the same place what was reserved for Amitabh. If the place was reserved, why he was buried at that place without Amitabh's permission.

However, I saw a great humor in the movie, which was a fun to watch.


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