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Director R Balki's much-hyped Bollywood film "Shamitabh", which has released in theatres worldwide on 6 February, has received mixed response from the viewers, who could not stop raving the stellar performance of Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush.

"Shamitabh" is a comedy drama film, which is about how a speech impaired boy Daanish from a village becomes a superstar. Besides direction, R Balki aka Balakrishnan has also penned story, screenplay and dialogues for the film. His story is fresh and interesting, say the viewers.

Daanish is an aspiring actor and he leaves for Mumbai to pursue his dream after his mother's death. He meets assistant director Akshara, who helps him to get over his disability through a technology and voice over of drunkard Amitabh Sinha. He becomes a superstar overnight. Then Daanish and Amitabh are separated due to ego clash. What happens next will form the crux of the story.

Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush's performances are the main highlights of "Shamitabh". R Balki's engaging script, Ilaiyaraaja's songs and background score, PC Sreeram's amazing camera work, superb art direction, beautiful costumes and locations are other attractions of the film, according to the audience.

Soon after watching "Shamitabh", many movie buffs took to their Twitter pages to talk about the movie. We bring you the unique Twitter comments of the viewers. Here is the live update of "Shamitabh" movie review by viewers.

Actress Asin Thottumkal @Actor_Asin

Loved #Shamitabh @SrBachchan n @dhanushkraja was terrific n as always he make Tamil ppl proud Akshara was superb too..Don't miss it

Parampara @cinemawaali

.@ShamitabhMovie is a must watch for everyone who is passionate about cinema. It'll touch your heart & shake your soul! :) Can't decide who did I like more- @SrBachchan or @dhanushkraja! But then, it's all about getting the partnership right! #Shamitabh What a fantastic debut by @aksharaHassan! I guess it's about bridging the two pillars with ease :) #Shamitabh It scares me to imagine @SrBachchan without that baritone. So much the Indian Cinema owes him for being the identity :) #Shamitabh The BIGGEST SHUTOUT TO R BALKI FOR MAKING @ShamitabhMovie! ThanQ you sir for giving us your best! For giving us #SHAMITABH :)

Abhishek Singh @AbhiS_Gautam9

#Shamitabh A must watch movie, @SrBachchan sir, u r brilliant once again with your voice & acting duo. @dhanushkraja superb acting!!!

Deepak @Deepuzoomout

He nailed it again.The whole world gonna fall in love with him again & again. A BUS CONDUCTOR to superstar He plays @dhanushkraja #Shamitabh Good 1st half, with pretty bad 2nd half. Yet a one time watch for the spellbinding performances.


#Shamitabh A sensational melodrama by R.Balki. @SrBachchan once again redefined hindi cinema. @dhanushkraja to the perfect cult. Tk a BOW !

Taran Adarsh @taran_adarsh

R. Balki has opted for diverse themes in the past. #Shamitabh too travels a path rarely travelled. Several poignant moments stay with you. Amitabh Bachchan is UNPARALLELED yet again, essaying a demanding character remarkably. Truly, a powerhouse performance. Dhanush stands up to the icon and that's a humungous achievement. His range as a terrific actor is too evident. Akshara is supremely confident in her debut film, despite sharing the frame with two accomplished actors. #Shamitabh caters largely to an urban audience. A crisper version would've only enhanced the overall impact.

Rohit Jaiswal @rohitjswl01

#Shamitabh is only fr plex audiences, high in content, but half baked, hv to say 1 thing @SrBachchan @dhanushkraja u guys are born actors. I wish #Shamitabh was 30 mins shorter, this is d only backdrop in dis film, but anyways its a good film to watch, @SrBachchan @dhanushkraja

Shrihari S. Rathi @sherryrats

Dear @AksharaHaasan1, what a mind blowing movie and acting. I guess you deserve all the success in life. God bless you. Cheers. #Shamitabh Wow @SrBachchan, simply wow. As always, you've done a great role in one amazing movie. Simply great. Simply epic. #Shamitabh Well, wow what a role and what a movie, @dhanushkraja. Mind blowing. Too good. Standing applause. Cheers. #Shamitabh

Aamir Alam @imAamirAlam

Dhanush stands up to the icon and that's a humungous achievement. His range as a terrific actor is too evident. #Shamitabh

Aparna Mudi @AparnaMudi

The film starts slow. #Shamitabh has an interesting premise. But it still needs pace. Amitabh is brilliant in #shamitabh. His soliloquy is poignant. His voice, his stance, his dialogue delivery they stand out

Sanjay Gupta @_SanjayGupta

I haven't seen @SrBachchan have so much fun on screen in the 1st half of SHAMITABH & never seen before histrionics in the 2nd half. With SHAMITABH @juniorbachchan adds another sparkler to his filmography as a producer. WELL DONE BUDDY. Saw SHAMITABH... Enjoyed SHAMITABH... Loved SHAMITABH!!! Don't cry for a good film... Go watch SHAMITABH.

Hema Malini @dreamgirlhema

Saw Shamitabh last night. Brilliant acting, with Amitabh outstanding in his role, Dhanush & young Akshara ably supporting him. Quite on par. Wonderful concept excellent handling by Balki-a film with a difference,all round brilliance Akshara was too cute & Dhanush was Wow! Congrats

Raai Laxmi @iamlakshmirai

Incredibly awesome film #shamitabh a must must watch@dhanushkraja wat a flexible,spectacular actor ur#balki sir hats off aksara superb Wat a fresh idea to make a film like #Shamitabh #balki sir proved once again tat he can't go wrong giving us a different film loved it Good luck @dhanushkraja n the whole team of #Shamitabh kudos

Huma Qureshi @humasqureshi

#Shamitabh has amazing performances by @SrBachchan @dhanushkraja #actors

Moses Sapir ‏@MosesSapir

#Shamitabh it's Amitabh Bachchan film !!! Go & watch it.... The Shahenshah of acting is there in a very unique role - don't miss It !!

Dr Jaishree Sharad @JaishreeSharad

#Shamitabh..undoubtedly a blockbuster..had goose bumps everytime I watched #AmitabhSinha aka @SrBachchan yet another brilliant performance. And #Shamitabh it is !!! Watching it with friends..and Sir AB here too lookin dapper and Jayaji so gorgeous

Avinesh aka Karthik @avnsh28

#Shamitabh | A story which show Value of Voice & Sorrow of Silence. Quiet disappointed by r.balki & Dhanush. BigB...

Riddhi Nair @RiddhiNair

Watched #Shamitabh tonight in Bahrain.Masterpiece!Salute Sir @SrBachchan for stellar performance.@dhanushkraja Superb

Bharat Raman @Bharatlawman

@dhanushkraja Just saw #Shamitabh . What a performance by the lead stars. Dhanush u have taken acting to different level. Proud of you D.

Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub @actorzee

@dhanushkraja Bhai once again a mindblowing performance that too without a voice... Cannot say anything.. Speechless @ShamitabhMovie love

Shiva ‏@shiva_Nan

#Shamitabh If Amitabh Bachchan is the soul of Shamitabh then Dhanush is the body. What a performance. @SrBachchan @dhanushkraja

ROY ‏@ROY_boxoffice

Super film with brilliant performances.. #Shamitabh is good watch.. Will post review soon..