Shamitabh’s dramatic performances match its unusual tale. Often evoking The Artist, Dhanush is terrific as film-crazy Daanish, whose eyes sparkle at the cinema, whose brow furrows in desperation to meet directors, who schmoozes and rages without saying a word. Amitabh Bachchan provides perfect balance, catty and chatty in that wondrous velveteen baritone, dripping sarcasm, yodelling ditties, expressing irony, then abhimaan, bringing to life Shamitabh’s crackling dialogues.
Srijana Mitra Das / The Times of India
This is a film about superstardom, starring superstars. It’s about the high of the rise and the constant threat of the fall; the jealousy, the disappointment and all the other emotional baggage that comes with stardom. In one scene, Shamitabh is shooting a movie where his heroine has to visit the loo, so he builds her a toilet out of snow and the commode becomes a romantic theme in the song. Yup, Shamitabh is also an unsubtle commentary of the nature of commercial Bollywood.
Mihir Fadnavis / Firstpost
Käsikirjoitus/Script: R. Balki * Kuvaus/DOP: P. C. Sreeram * Leikkaus/Editor: Hemanti Sarkar * Pääosissa/Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan * Kopion lähde/DCP source: Eros International * Kieli/Language: Hindi, subtitles in English * Kesto/Duration: 156 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 12
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