The story, the performances and the dialogues work wonders for R Balki’s latest film
What’s it about:
A speech impaired boy, Daanish (Dhanush) from Igatpuri, dreams to become an actor since he was a kid. After his mother’s demise, Daanish leaves for Mumbai to pursue his dream. There he has a chance encounter with assistant director Akshara (Akshara Haasan) who sees his true potential and she wishes to help him. Through her father’s doctor friend, Akshara gets to know about a technology using which the speech impaired can speak. A device is planted in Daanish’s throat, which will record the voice of the person speaking to him through an earpiece and plays it every time he opens his mouth. All he gotta do is lip sync to the voice! Akshara and Daanish then rope in a bumbling drunkard Amitabh Sinha (Amitabh Bachchan) to be Daanish’s voice. Daanish becomes Shamitabh, a superstar overnight and all the limelight hogged by Daanish makes Amitabh jealous. Soon ego clashes arise between the two and they split. But with the help of Akshara, they soon realise that they can’t be successful without each others help and bury the hatchet. Meanwhile a nosy reporter finds out that Shamitabh aka Daanish is actually mute and Amitabh is lending his voice for him. Will the reporter expose the truth about Shamitabh? How will Daanish and Amitabh tackle this tricky situation forms the climax of the story.