I have followed the hype over Delhi Belly for some time now , and let me tell you it fully lives up to its expectation . Delhi belly is by far one of the best risky decisions taken by Aamir Khan.
A day before the film released I learnt that there will be 2 versions of the Movie , the original Hinglish Version and a dubbed Hindi Version . Unfortunately I had already booked the tickets so I hoped that the version I would be watching would be the Hinglish one , but as hopes go I ended up with the dubbed Hindi Version which incidentally has toned down dialogues . But to my Surprise I had under estimated my ability to understand Hindi , which has greatly Improved since the Time of 3 Idiots , So I could actually understand more than 95% of the dialogues spoken.
Delhi Belly is the story of Tashi (Imran Khan) and his room mates Arup (Vir Das ) and Nitin (Kunal Roy kapoor) , who live in an old apartment . Tashi is engaged to Sonia (Shenaz Treasurywala) . Tashi is a journalist and Nitin is his photographer while Arup is a Cartoonist .
These blokes lead an average life until they get caught up in a mess with a smuggling syndicate lead by [Vijay Razz] .
In the mean time Tashi starts falling in love with a special Correspondent Menaka (Poorna Jagannathan) , while Nitin gets the worst food poisoning of his life by eating tandoori chicken from a road side vendor , and Arup gets dumped by his Girlfriend who plans to get married to an NRI .
What happens next is a series of events which are extremely funny , entertaining , and some thing which is not to be missed . But take this with a grain of Salt because this is not the usual brand of humour that we have come to expect from Bollywood , The humour in this film is either extremely brilliant or overly offensive depending on how you look at .
This film comes with a good number of pros , first this is a very new kind of film in the lines of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels , Snatch , and The Hangover , secondly this kind of film is very new to Indian Cinema , and Finally No other currently playing film will make you laugh so much .
There comes only one Con with this film , This film is not for Family Audience and children , This film is not for those who get easily offended , this is not those people who have as sense of hypocritical morality , and Most Importantly it’s not for Parents !!
Technically also this film is brilliant Art direction , Editing , Music , all these deserve a special mention .
In the Acting department , the three main roles are played extremely well by the actors getting into the skin of the character , Shenaz and Poorna do their part well , and Vijay Razz as the Smuggling Gang leaders is brilliant along with the Guy who Says “(Knocking on a hotel room door )Sir ,Loondrry”.
Dialogues in the film are exceptional which is one of the main reason this movie works .
Director Abhinay Deo and writer Akshat Varma have created a movie which easily connects with its tare get audience and no one else , A film which is does not try to hide its intentions behind cheeky double meaning dialogues , there is generous usage of Expletives from both English and hindi.
On the whole Delhi belly is an amazing 1 hr 30 minute ride , which is not spoilt by any unnecessary breaks like an interval or song sequence , and a film which should not be missed if you can stomach it .
So long as even a single dog in my country is without food my whole religion is to feed it and serve it, anything excluding that is unreligious.
Born in a country with such great values , I feel guilty to be a part of the generation that thrives on materialism.
While I sit here thinking about what has led to this dramatic change where society just so happens to be so uneven , filled with highs and lows , I can’t but feel sad that I still haven’t done much about it.
I just happened to be watching the
bbcworld , when a program on the condition of the Sindh province after the recent flood , was aired , It showed the once home of the Great Indus Valley Civilization reduced to nothing but a large lake , and how the people there were suffering , and how the government was so corrupt that they were stealing even the aid from the World Food Programme , then I realised that the situation back home in India is really no different.
Even though India surely has enough money to alleviate poverty entirely ,it still hasn’t been solved . Instead it is spent on more important things , like laundering the money for personal uses , Spending Crores of rupees on buying Cricketers in the IPL auction , Buying fancy cars which guzzle petrol . Things like this are way more important than feeding a poor person , helping the farmer , without whom we would all starve .
India has truly started to follow the great American culture of Living on Excess , and then paying a small fee to alleviate the guilt .
This is truly definitely not the country that our freedom fighters envisioned , this is probably their worst nightmare !