The trailer of R.Balki’s most anticipated film SHAMITABH was released recently and as expected the trailer has the signature stamp of R.Balki’s style of film making. The trailer is absorbing and unconventional as Balki’s earlier films like CHEENI KUM and PAA.
Readers are aware that in each of his films Balki has unearthed the hidden treasure of talent in Amitabh Bachchan, which unfortunately very few filmmakers in Bollywood had earlier tapped. Hence impressed by Balki’s incredible vision and his choice of matchless scripts Bachchan has become an avid fan of Balki.
At the press release during the launch of SHAMITABH’s trailer, Amitabh Bachchan admiring Balki said, “Balki is truly a gifted director. He always surprises me with his intelligent and unparallel scripts like PAA and CHEENI KUM.”
“Yet again in SHAMITABH, he stunned me with a never before heard script of a struggling actor, who is mute and how an alcoholic helps him to become a star lending his voice,” quipped Bachchan.
Besides Amitabh Bachchan the highpoint of SHAMITABH is Southern superstar Dhanush’s powerhouse performance. Unlike Dhanush’s action hero image down the South film industry R. Balki has exploited the other side of Dhanush casting him in a challenging serious role of a mute actor in the film.
Dhanush applauding R. Balki for exposing his untapped histrionics is obliged to the filmmaker because he rarely gets an opportunity in Sothern films to experiment with different characters and display his acting genius. During the press meeting he said, “I am grateful to Balki for exploring my acting potential and experimenting with my characters. Unfortunately in South Indian films I have been trapped in an image due to large amount of money stacked upon my film hence I am constrained to experiment”.
"However here in Bollywood, I have nothing to lose so I was quite excited to experiment with my character in SHAMITABH. I am thankful to Balki who has given me this film,” he added.