Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review - Movie - Delhi Belly

Director: Abhinay Deo
Starring: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Poorna Jagannathan, Vir Das and Shenaz Treasurywala

Version: Hinglish
My Rating: 4 ( on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest)

Story: Shit (and a lot of it) happens with friends cum flat-mates, Tashi (played by Imran Khan), Nitin (played by Kunal Kapur) and Arup (played by Vir Das) when they inadvertently swap a cache of diamonds that has to be delivered to a local gangster (played marvelously by Vijay Raaz) by a stool sample( Yeah, sh*t literally happens :-)).

Tashi ‘s awfully silly and pesky girlfriend Sonia (played by Shenaz Treasurywala) has only one motive in life i.e to tie the knot, Arup ‘s girlfriend dumps him abruptly and his annoying boss keeps making his life more miserable by asking him to make a banana sketch look happier and Nitin is experiencing the worst case of Delhi-belly because of some street – stuff he had. Meghna (played by Poorna Jagannathan) ,who’s a colleague cum alternate love(lust) interest of Tashi ,gels very well in to this strange blend along with her psycho and super obsessive husband (ex) who frantically chases his ex wife ‘s car with a gun in hand.

It’s a non-complicated story with plenty of situations, twists and expletives that will leave you feeling disgusted as well as delighted simultaneously. As promised in the trailers, it is full of uncouth and foul humor and can be digested only by people having an appetite for adult comedy. Rest of them might detest it!!

Script: Akshat Verma has adorned Bollywood with one of the wittiest scripts it has ever witnessed. It is definitely different from all its contemporaries, simply because in spite of making desperate attempts to make you laugh, it weaves events that will leave you spell bound and rolling on the floor with laughters.

Direction: A break –less movie, squeezed in ninety minutes and no songs or dancing around the trees… Completely Hollywood ishtyled :-)..which is a refreshing change from the usual. Abhinay Deo deserves a round of applause for his excellent direction of this Hollywood-styled-desi-flick.

Cinematography: Right from a filthy house full of creeping cockroaches to an awestruck gun-fight in a hotel room and the crashing of the ceiling with a foot from above floor getting stuck, Delhi belly showers scenes and events shot in a detailed-oriented yet quick manner which without trying too hard shocks you at a moment and brings giggles on your face at the very next moment.

Dialogues and Music: Since I watched the hinglish version, most of the dialogues were in English and were very well related to the story line. Though few people might argue about the choice and usage of language but at the end of the day that’s how our young generation speaks now days.

Music , again is targeted towards the youngsters. Movie has some five- six peppy numbers; most of them have already become the talk of the town. My personal favorite one is “Switty-switty”.

Performances: Imran delivers his best till date, Kunal’s belly-gurgles and in-the-loo-struggling –for- water-scenes are disgusting yet hilarious and Vir is quite convincing in his good-for-nothing avatar.

Both the ladies fit the bill. Vijay Raaz as a gangster delivers one of his show-stealing performances.

Rest of the characters blend well in the cocktail in order to add more flavors and making it tastier and all the way more intoxicating :-)

A Smart script full of wacky moments and bizarre events, Loads of twists and turns, Enormous usage of the rude slangs, and few great performances…All this and more, woven in one flick…All in all,ninety well-spent minutes :-)

P.S. : Kudos to -

1. Amir Khan : For his brave attempt

2. Censor Board : For showing the “dariyadili” to pass the movie without much cuts :-)


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  2. hmmm!!!!professional ishtyle!!!!

  3. Very well written like a Film Critic not just like an amateur reviewer. Really appreciate the effort and u have kept the standard high. So next time, whenever you write any movie review, make sure that has to better than this one.

    Plot has been well defined and portrayed. Kudos for the new venture and experiment. Indeed as AWESOME attempt.

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