Director: Abhinay Deo
Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala, Jim Furgele
Banner: Aamir Khan Productions, UTV Motion Pictures
Music Directors: Ram Sampat
Lyricists: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Akshat Verma, Munna Dhiman, Ram Sampat, Chetan Shashital
Star Cast: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Shenaz Treasurywala, Poorna Jagannathan, Vijay Raaz, Paresh Ganatra, Raju Kher, Rahul Singh, Rahul Pendkalkar
July 1, 2011
Delhi Belly comes out as a freshly baked novel story, with a slight twisted and unique recipe, topped with tons of cuss words, commit blasphemy, cheesy humor, raucous dialogues, raunchy jokes, boisterous soundtrack, outrageous-daring moments, and potty-mouthed escapades. This 103-minute adventure journey takes you through the antics of three hapless young men and their respective wretched tales. Three friends, flatmates, and partners in crime, journalist Tashi (Imran Khan), graphic artist Arup (Vir Das), and photographer Nitin (Kunal Roy Kapur) have their lives haywire, while being chased by the gangsters of Delhi, post stool sample mix-up. About to get married in a month’s time, Tashi doubts his fiancé to be his perfect spouse.
You, then, have Arup, who is frustrated for either of the two reasons: dumped by his girlfriend or annoyed by his stupid boss, whose only idea of creativity revolves around sketching a smiling banana. Nitin would have never dreamt of the worst Delhi Belly after that finger-licking tandoori chicken, relished from a street vendor. Loads of fresh humor and refreshing wittiness keeps you glued to your seats for the first half, coupled with countless bone-tickling episodes, while the latter part infuses the right amount of appeal and belief with the impeccable locations and realistic approach. A bizarre of events evokes tremendous laughter and delight. The use of orange juice from the freezer to complete his job, when the water tap turns dry, enacted by Nitin is a cherry-on-the-cake. Watch out for the slow-motion climax!
Apparently an inspiration from the adult comedies of Hollywood, director Abhinay Deo and writer Akshat Varma ensured that this Indian story stays very desi at heart, evident from the emblematic Indian slang. The clear-cut storyline and sardonic flow of speech connects instantly with the audience, adding the perfect tadka to complete the adult content. Leading star Imran Khan is finally out of his cocoon who whitewashes his guy-next-door image into a baddie goon with the requisite confidence and effectiveness. His best work till date, without a second thought! Vir Das is superb and unbelievable, but Kunal Roy Kapur is the show-stealer, in reality. In fact, the three characters stand apart for their phenomenal and rare performances on the silver screen. Shenaz Treasurywala, as Imran Khan’s fiancé, acts well, while Poorna Jagannathan charms you with her full justice to the character. Vijay Raaz, Paresh Ganatra, and Rahul Singh are equally competent. The airtight script doesn’t let you move an inch bit throughout, daring you not to miss a single scene.
‘DK Bose’ is, undoubtedly, the anthem of the youth, ever since it was first premiered on music channels and radio stations. ‘Jaa Chudail’ and ‘I Hate You’ are peppy and perky. ‘Nakkadwale Disco, Udhaarwale Khisko’ flies high in the background and is ear-catching. Mr. Perfectionist makes the right move by jolting the moviegoers with a 440 volt ka jhatka, sure to leave you stunned and taken aback. This interval-less raunchy and dirty comedy, with energy and entertainment pumped with forceful efforts, justifies the concept with flair and finesse. Clever writing, ensemble actors, exuberant and profane wit, cheeky jet black comedy - that’s Delhi Belly for you. Game for some adult comedy and blaspheme words, be prepared to astound and astonish yourself as the tactful Delhi Belly eyes on, to render you speechless. Surely, not for family audiences, so beware! A must catch-on for the youth brigade!
Final Call: Avoid risking your share of entertainment with your parents. Catch up with your buddies for a sumptuous dose of toilet humor and generous usage of expletives with Delhi Belly.
Delhi Belly Pre-release Review
Not more than a handful would have expected a song in an Aamir Khan produced film to have such grimy lyrics as “Bhaag D.K Bose D.K Bhaag”. But the fact is that the song is already a rage and is been played and sung out loud, right from discotheques to the local pan walas is a proof enough of Aamir’s sensibilities. For a man who has produced critically acclaimed and family oriented commercial blockbusters in 'Lagaan', 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', 'Peepli Live', and 'Dhobi Ghat'; nobody would have expected him to venture into an Adult Certificate comedy. But this is Aamir Khan for you, who tells stories only if they’re worth telling. Expect the unexpected and expect the best! Handing over the steering to the fairly new director in Abhinay Deo, Aamir once again shows faith in the raw capability rather than in how big a name it is.
'Delhi Belly' has Imran Khan, the ever witty Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor, who played Jai’s friend Sanju in the famous Indian TV show 'Just Mohabbat', Shenaz Treasurywala, Poorna Jagannathan in the lead and Vijay Raaz, Paresh Ganatra, Raju Kher, Rahul Singh, and Rahul Pendkalkar in supporting roles. The movie is co produced by Ronnie Screwvala of the UTV Motion Pictures, a production house that is associated with hits like 'Rang De Basanti', 'Kaminey', 'Jodha Akbar', 'Oye Lucky Lucky Oye', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', and many more. The energetic music score, featuring several chartbusters like “Bhaag D.K Bose”, “Nakkadwale Disco”, “Saigal Blues”, Switty Tera Pyaar Chiyda”, and “Tere Sivah”, is composed by Ram Sampat, who also has penned down the lyrics along with Amitabh Bhattacharya, Akshat Verma, Munna Dhiman, and Chetan Shashital. The movie hits the screens on 1st July 2011.
'Delhi Belly' is a dark comedy that revolves around three guys: Tashi, Arun, and Nitin. They are flat mates, they are buddies, they are partners in crime, and they are on the hit list. Imran Khan plays Tashi, a guy who’s soon to get married but is not sure whether his fiancé is the right one for him or not. Vir Das plays Arun, a guy who’s seriously pissed off and is still in two minds whether to kill his girlfriend for dumping him or to kill his always annoying boss whose idea of creativity is to draw a smiling banana. And Kunal Roy Kapoor plays Nitin, who doesn’t know that eating the delicious tandoori chicken off the street is going to give him the worst case of 'Delhi Belly' he’s ever known. They are three regular chaps living a fairly regular life, except for one small detail: they are on the hit list of one of the world’s deadliest crime syndicates, for a crime they have committed.
What fun and thrills awaits you when these three stooges try to work their way out of the shit hole they themselves created forms the rest of the story, a story full of situational raunchy gags, plenty of unexpected twists and of course, dark comedy. With the song promos already generating a lot of buzz and the name of Aamir Khan attached to it, the balls seem to be in the court of 'Delhi Belly'. Touted as the meanest comedy one is ever likely to see, it is yet to be seen as to whether the film will run like the “Bhaag DK Bose” song or falter. Will the clean, family entertainment tag of Aamir Khan's production house, Aamir Khan Productions, be ruined or will it get a revamped image with 'Delhi Belly'? It’ll all be known when the movie releases on 1st July 2011. Till then, keep your fingers crossed!!