R Balki has again come up with a different
concept after Cheeni Kum and Paa. It talks about the relationship between two people
– one is the voice of another, one cannot do without the other. One becomes a
superstar with another’s voice. How that need-based relationship is overpowered
with complexities like ego, rivalry, unhealthy competitiveness, conflicts,
hunger for identity, fame, recognition etc. The concept is uniquely presented with
two great actors on screen, though drag is felt in some parts of the movie.
dreams of only and only Bollywood right from his childhood. When the teacher
teaches in school in regard to Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi, he relates
to Ben Kingslay and Rohini Hattangidi. Daanish expresses himself with great
intensity through actions. ‘Actions speak louder than words’ fits him. Daanish
reaches Mumbai with lot of dreams in his eyes. He gatecrashes to meet different
directors, but all in vain. Then enters into the scene Akshara Haasan, an
assistant to a filmmaker. She is able to identify the intensity in Daanish and
genuinely wants to help him to get a break.
voice of Amitabh Sinha (Amitabh Bachchan) for Daanish with the medical
advancement. Amitabh is alcoholic and eccentric in this movie, plays a failed
actor, who was snubbed due to his baritone voice, lives in a graveyard.
of Daanish and Amitabh. Why the name Shamitabh was chosen and how the
technology supported Daanish with Amitabh’s voice, let me not convey everything.
Shamitabh. The movie also talks about how important it is to realize that an
Individual’s success is never his or her only success, but many are
instrumental in one’s success. If we stop acknowledging others’ contribution
towards our success, we might not be able to sustain the success. It is all
about completing one another.
Daanish becomes a celebrity? How Daanish at times gets thankless and
opportunist is also projected in the movie. How both of them deal with one
another have some interesting moments.
cast could have done more wonders. I felt that the relationship between Amitabh
and Daanish could have been explored a little more. I also felt that the song
Piddli by Amitabh Bachchan was diluted with the way it was shot (may be the
need of the script). Also, the drag in certain scenes could have been avoided.
face speaks volumes. Amitabh, does he even need any comments???
Bachchan and Dhanush, rocks and is dedicated to the living legend and superstar
of the century Amitabh Bachchan.