Shamitabh (2015)

Hindi Drama
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Total Reviews: 49
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Review Summary: R Balki, Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush make a terrific threesome in this unique film. One of the best Bollywood has to offer!

Average Critic Rating: (3.10)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Akshara Haasan
Director: R. Balki
Release Date: 06 Feb 2015
Est. Budget: 45.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 19.4 CR

Plot: Shamitabh is an upcoming Hindi film scripted and directed by R. Balki. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, in her debut, in the lead roles. The film is jointly produced by Sunil Lulla, Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R. K. Damani, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Manchanda and Dhanush Read more

Shamitabh - Top Reviews

Well, the movie is a must watch for all Amitabh Bachchan, R.Balki and Dhanush's die hard fans. Such type of films are hardly made in our Hindi cinema and thus deserves to be watched
Divya Solgama, Moviez Adda
They make a great team, no doubt, but Balki’s plot is unable to take it to greater heights
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
Oh my, what do we have here!  An intense tragicomedy, that's an equally touching drama.Small-town boy Danish (Dhanush) dreams of being an actor and escaping to Mumbai.
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Watch it though, for it bravely treads new ground
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The story also seems to have all the ingredients for an emotional pay-off; nothing better than a tale that tugs at your heartstrings and a climax that leaves you misty-eyed.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Dark but poignant film on the good, bad and ugly world of cinema
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Amitabh’s fairly unknown, chubby sidekick is equally earnest and delightful to watch. It’s his fun take on his ‘landlord’ that evoked some genuine laughter. Akshara Haasan, in spite of boasting great acting genes, needs to finetune her act.
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
Nothing prepares you for the astonishing Shamitabh. Its absolutely original plot and spellbinding aesthetics make compulsive viewing.The delicacy and dynamism of structure and movement are indicative of R Balki’s mastery of the medium.The 3 principal performances lift the work to another plane.

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Shamitabh - All Reviews

A good weekend watch, Amitabh Bachchan delivers rocking dialogues and Dhanush gives an outstanding performance!
Raheela Khan, Desi Spy
You can see the climax coming and predicting the end ten minutes before the end credits role
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
This may not be Balki’s ultimate work but the man has to be commended for his approach and the depth behind it all. So the final word on Shamitabh is simply this. Watch it for the performers.
Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice
The characters are dynamic but the plot hasn’t been acted out well.
A fan pleasing tribute to the magic of the magnificent Mr. Bachchan and a salute to the acting powers of the south god in the making Dhanush. R Balki’s 'Shamitabh’ is high on concept that is delivered more with heart and less with mind.
India Glitz
Director R Balki failed to create similar impact as he did with his earlier two films but still he delivers an intriguing film. If 'Paa' was inspired from 'A Curious Case Of Benjamin Button' then this one has uncanny similarity with 'Singing In The Rain'. Balki leaves too many loopholes in 2nd half.
Box Office Capsule
The one actor they admire so much that, at times, their films are nothing more than a simpering tribute to their favourite artist
On the whole, SHAMITABH has an out-of-the-box and unusual plot that will appeal only to a niche audience. Go for it only if you are a hardcore Bachchan fan.
Bollyood Hungama
‘Shamitabh’ makes for an engaging one-time watch primarily due to the superlative performances from Bachchan and Dhanush
The filmmaker has always been known for his innovative concepts and this time he has worked on something like that
Bharat Student
Shamitabh is a treat to watch owing to the lead actors of the film, Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush. They have made the movie fun and entertaining covering up the film's weak plot. This movie is a must watch, so book your tickets soon!
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
R Balki next after the path breaking Paa is a bit Cheeni Kum as per his own set standards but ‘Paa’ in his tribute to nation’s most loved baritone making the fans of both Mr. Bachchan and Dhanush go gaga
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
The famous bollywood Jodi of R Balki and Amitabh Bachchan is back for their third flick titled Shamitabh
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
R Balki always surprises us with his unique thought process and movies.
Drop everything and watch Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush’s highly entertaining flick ASAP!
Subramanian Harikumar, Bollywood Life
When Amitabh Bachchan repeatedly warned about Shamitabh’s Avant Garde approach in Shamitabh’s trailers, little did the audience realise that it’s actually going to be the case.
Dhanush, Amitabh Bachchan's film is intelligent, but lacks a heart
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
This might as well have been called ShaMetabh.
Mihir Fadnavis, First Post
A good film, but not a great film
Siddarth Srinivas, Only Kollywood
Shamitabh’ is completely intoxicated by the magic of the incredible Mr Bachchan and the amazing Dhanush. Though ‘Cheeni Kum’ as compared to Balki’s previous creations, the awesome twosome act of Amitabh and Dhanush keeps the audience mesmerized while fans will go home with heads up and clouds in their hands others will not find much to repent.
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
Thumbs up: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, great acting, gripping story Thumbs Down: Length of the film. Yawns: Not really!
Akshara Haasan, who makes her debut with this film, manages to stand on her own, yet she still has a little growing up to do as an actress, to be able to hold the audience's interest.
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Shamitabh movie revolves around two individuals, who come together for a purpose, but drift apart due to their ego. The movie is about that dark side of
Filmi Beat
Shamitabh is too melodramatic and outlandish for its own good. It boasts of some great acting and a refreshing concept, but is let down by Balki's crummy writing and ham-handed direction
Piyush Chopra, Nowrunning
This Friday, you have a solo release, which comes in the form of Shamitabh.
Just Bollywood
Yawns: Not really!
rachnasrivastava, Chirtamala
And if you happen to be a Dhanush fan, it's all the more reason why this film should be seen.
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Shamitabh may not appeal to the masses for its unique storyline and is more so for the niche audiences. The brilliant performances by Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan and an emotional climax make up for this faulty plot that drags post interval.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Daanish returns to India and now begins the search for a suitable voice.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
This time around, there is a speech-impaired character and there is a cure in "voice implant/live voice transfer technology". In one-long sequence, doctors in Helsinki, Finland babble o
Suhani Singh, India Today
The two hours and 25 minutes film is the complete entertainer
Known for mainstreaming out of the box ideas, R. Balki, this time, tries it with Amitabh and Dhanush and puts up a show that pleases and teases at the same time.
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
Shamitabh comes from his wild imagination
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
Balki is the mastermind behind the flick.  And yes, this movie is definitely a must watch! Don’t miss ‘Shamitabh’ this weekend!
Why is R. Balki regressing into this gimmick filmmaker he showed signs of becoming with Paa?
Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu
Daanish (Master Shubham Tukaram Param) suffers from speech impairment but that has not deterred him from dreaming of becoming an actor.
Anish Mohanty, Planet Bollywood
A fan pleasing tribute to the magic of the magnificent Mr. Bachchan and a salute to the acting powers of the south god in the making Dhanush. R Balki’s “Shamitabh’ is high on concept that is delivered more with heart and less with mind.
India Glitz
It’s worth to watch the movie in theater.
Cine Café Now
Shamitabh is another stellar piece coming from Balki’s kitty
Samiya Dinware, BookMyShow