The latest Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush starrer Shamitabh is currently the talk of the Bollywood town. The film is about a boy from a small village who becomes a superstar with the help of an alcoholic's deep baritone voice. The story is about this team of the face and the voice - two different people who become one for a cause and then allow their egos to get the better of them.
The star is played by Dhanush, a national award winning superstar and the voice is played by the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star of India. Akshara Haasan makes her debut as the assistant director who brings this team together and is then caught in the battle of egos. Shamitabh is all about how it is impossible for anyone to be successful all by himself and is an ode to teamwork.
Written and Directed by R Balki the film has cinematography by P C Sreeram, India's leading Cinematographer and music by Ilaiyaraaja the maestro who has composed for over 1000 films.
The entire cast of Shamitabh was in London a few days back and at a press conference, journalists had a chance to interact with them. While the journalists were extremely curious about the storyline and more details of the movie, the cast kept quiet and asked the viewers to watch the film to found out more.
Both Dhanush and Akshara said they were extremely honoured to work with Amitabh Bachchan and found it a very humbling experience.
Director R Balki (CheeniKum and Paa), created the story as a gift for the veteran actor on his 70th birthday, and has spent the past two years bringing his vision to life. He says of the film: “This film is a homage to a voice that over the past 40 years has become instantly recognisable the world over. The question is… who is the true star, the voice or the actor it belongs to?”
Those present at the press conference asked Big B if his granddaughter likes his voice. Big B said he loves reading to her and she understands everything now. The film is celebrating Big B, the biggest legend in Indian cinema and is extremely enjoyed by viewers. Viewers have praised the movie on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter and have named it as a must watch for all Big B fans.
The film is produced by Eros International. Eros is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media