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Sunday, July 03, 2011

'Delhi Belly' : Movie Review

This belly grumbles and farts and makes you go crazy with laughter. This movie essentially has the dark, in-your-face jokes and gags which you surely need to keep your mind 'open' to understand.

So get ready for a smuggler getting a package full of faeces delivered instead of diamonds. A burqa-clad man entering a random house to quickly enter the toilet as the family squirms in their seats hearing him fart inside. Or a neighbour being blackmailed with his pictures with a prostitute - this one leaves no bars!

Imran Khan is not really the only hero of the film - for its story is more like a college one-act play (and yes, the movie has no interval too.). It is the entire cast with its characters and situations that makes this movie a total entertainer. The three friends (Imran Khan, Vir Sanghvi and the third guy) are a riot together! The two ladies have done a very good job. The dialogues are quirky, uncouth and witty most of the times. While the story moves ahead with a steady pace, the 'Chudail' track is a definite dip in the pace of the narrative and hence the impact. At the end of the movie, one gets an incomplete feeling - wanting for more! The climax surely shows promise for a sequel!

All songs are very unique. 'Nakkad-wale disko' is good - but the weakest among the lot. 'Bedardi Raja', 'DK Bose' and 'Switty' are remarkable and will make very good party songs. Aamir Khan makes a very ordinary 'I hate you like I love you' extremely enjoyable to watch.

Overall, the Delhi-set 'Pyaar ka punchnama' was awesome - this one takes up the Delhi setting again and churns out a hilarious entertainer. Bole toh, is season mein dilli hit hai bawa!!

So, look at yourself in the mirror. Are you decent? Are you offended by toilet humour? Are you disgusted with a man being pulled by his tie? Are you embarrassed watching a girl sitting on the lap of a man (the other way round)? If ALL these questions have 'no' for an answer, go watch the movie for sure!


  1. nice piece Aadi, I really enjoyed the movie... Just some correction in the blog... Its "Vir Das" and not "Vir Sanghavi"... Vir Sanghvi is the host for some travel program on NDTV Good times I guess. :)

  2. I watched it in HIndi.. :(.. little bit dissaponted (dint know it was dubbed)...
    "isane mera chusa hai","isko pelna bolte hai","gadha rikshe ki leta hai to aisi gaadi hoti hai"... :( felt little bit cheap.. but it was awsomely paced and entertainer nevertheless. Start thoda "hangover"ish bhi laga...

  3. Aishwarya Sharma3 July 2011 at 8:00 PM

    It's Vir Das and not Vir Sanghvi, jeez. :P Been getting some Radia tapes redux, or hogging the news channels, Jo Dot?

  4. thanks,aaditya :) i'm catching DB sometime this week...and can't wait!