Shamitabh 2015 Full Movie Review Dhanush’s first film with Amitabh Bachchan, Shamitabh is an Hindi Darama/Comedy movie written and directed by R. Balki. An original idea, two amazing actors in the guide and Amitabh Bachchan, The movie attributes Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, in her first appearance, in the main roles.

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site: CNN IBN

The first half hour of “Shamitabh” works as an affectionate postcard to the movies as Balki communicates our hero’s unending fascination for films through striking sequences. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for “Shamitabh”. Brimming with smart ideas and powered by the performances of its two principals, it’s a shame this promising film comes undone by the Curse of the Second Half. Watch it though for bravely treading new ground.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das  Site: Times of India

In over-explaining this uncommon story – “Very deep”, as Amitabh drawls – the plot rushes through emotional moments. And amidst the high-wattage attention around the Dhanush-Amitabh pairing, less is paid to Akshara, whose performance, although sincere, sometimes looks a tad banal. As does the film occasionally, a pity because Shamitabh’s striking story could leave you speechless.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Rohit Khilnani Site:Headlines Today

Trust filmmaker R Balki (of Cheeni Kum and Paa fame) to attempt something different each time he is behind the camera. Shamitabh comes from his wild imagination; it’s a story made out of Bachchan’s popular voice and Dhanush’s unconventional looks, both clubbed together in Shamitabh. What works very well is the flow of the story.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:GulfNews

While the performances is what makes Shamitabh engaging, there are moments in the film that seem to drag and drive home the ego-clashes again and again. It gets tiring and the climax gets unnecessary convoluted. At some point, the focus of the film becomes a commentary on the state of Bollywood films and how mediocrity thrives there. While Shamitabh may not be gripping from start to finish, it’s a treat to watch its lead actors. They make it work even if it’s not heavy on plot.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:  Bollywood Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama

Even though Balki has tried his level best to define every moment of the film, the viewers may find something amiss (esp. in the second half). The characters in the film are very relatable and very real, however, the film’s weak storyline falters the film. 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.

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