Shamitabh - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - Unless you are an Amitabh and/or Dhanush fan - then go for it!
quick review:

A tribute to a baritone, Shamitabh serves well for the voice's fans. Unfortunately, stretches imagination and its length a tad much making it repetitive and tiring.



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As much as I look forward to the next Amitabh Bachchan film, a film with his name in the title makes it a turn-off, just like Bol Bachchan did. You wonder what kind of an act in narcissm this is going to turn out to be. But then you watch the trailer and you sigh a sigh of relief.

It turns out the film is not milking the star, Amitabh but is using his very copyright-able baritone. So, this voice is going to be used with a fresh face. When two artists combine to bring about fame, clashes of ego are inevitable and that is what Shamitabh is going to play on. A very interesting premise indeed.

After Raanjhanaa I am certainly looking forward to Dhanush's next film too. Seeing him hold his own in front of a superstar of four decades is charming. That combined with the freshness that Akshara Haasan brings to the mix has piqued my interest for sure.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "I was very disappointed with the soundtrack to Shamitabh."
glamsham – "3.5/5"
Milliblog – a 200 worder! "Trust Balki to take Ilayaraja national again, and how!"
Music Aloud - "7/10"