Delhi Belly (English)
Release Date:July 01, 2011
Tashi, Arun and Nitin – flat mates, buddies and partners in crime. Tashi is to get married in a month but still doesn’t know if his fiancee is THE ONE! Arun can’t make up his mind who he wants to kill first – his girlfriend (who has just dumped him) or his stupid, annoying boss (whose idea of creativity is sketching a smiling banana). And Nitin is about to discover that eating delicious Tandoori Chicken off a street vendor is going to give him the worst case of Delhi Belly he’s ever known! Three regular blokes, living the regular life except for one small detail – they are on the hit list of one of the world’s deadliest crime syndicates. Will they be able to get away before the shit hits the roof and it comes crashing down? Delhi Belly is the meanest comedy you’re ever likely to see.
The film’s plot is pretty interesting and while crime capers are a dime a dozen, this one does stand out with the attention to detail and nuance. The characters in the film speak Hindi and English, depending upon the situation, which is pretty realistic. Each of the characters has his/her quirks. While bearded Tashi is succumbing to parental pressure to tie the knot quickly, portly Nitin is fighting off a stomach bug (hence the title Delhi Belly) and curly-haired Arup is fending off a picky boss. Even the secondary characters like the goon, played by Vijay Raaz and the landlord (played by Paresh Ganatra) are beautifully etched out. The humor is very young, born of the storyline and involves lots of Hindi epithets. Quite funny really and fits right in with the look and feel of the film.
This is an average film. Stalwarts like Vijay Raaz prop up this slick film, but I was hoping for so much more from the trio of heroes. I know Amir Khan tries to make good cinema, even if it be experimental. I’m sure we all are richer for it, even if the product doesn’t quite turn out to be as brilliant as expected. . .
Dodgy tummies, horny men and gung-ho gangsters make up a landmark Indian comedy.
A fairly engaging plot with intriguing, relatable (but sometimes unpredictable) characters.
Imran Khan, for a change, is comfortable in his role and more tolerable than in his last, I hate Luv Storys. The adorable Vir Das (Arup) is superb as usual with his comic timings. Even without dialogues, he has a screaming onscreen presence. (He was last seen in Badmaash Company. Not sure if anyone remembers his cameo in Namastey London).
Part-funny, part-annoying Nitin (Kunal Roy Kapoor, right), who suffers from delhi belly (diarrheal attack) throughout the film, evokes quite a few laughs but it's Vijay Raaz (playing gangster) who shines all the way. Even his poker face dialogues do not fail to tickle your funny bone.
With catchy lyrics, the music gels well with the mood and pace of the film. There's nothing extraordinary or innovative about the item number featuring Amir Khan (which has been amidst all the hype recently). "Shake that biscuit baby, shake it for me". Cheesy :) ;)
Even as DB makes for a fairly engaging watch for our 20-something's, it's unabashed use of profanities, sexual innuendos, and loud, crass humor surely won't rock the boat for age groups beyond. A strict no-no with family!
(Tidbits- Ranbir Kapoor and Chitrangada Singh were earlier to star in this film. I can imagine Chitrangada in the film but Ranbir??)
delhi belly is a kicka** movie with lots of humour and gali galauj in it............if u r 18+ and comfortable with the explicit language than its surely a must watch......
Serious pretentious S#!T this movie. Seen there, done that. Only now it is deliberately infused with the maximum number of gaalis, shit and see what all I can do Aamir. It's not worth 1 star but that is the only way I can make a point in my own way.