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Delhi Belly Review

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Published: Friday, July 1, 2011, 10:24 [IST]

Lately, Bollywood has been exploring the untravelled road of the youth. Be it Pyaar Ka Panchnama or Luv Ka The End, all of them have managed to win the hearts of the viewers. Delhi Belly will do the same, expect for that this comic thriller only targets the youth and no one else. It is strictly not a family watch at your drawing room. Delhi Belly, starring Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Shenaz Treasurywala and Poorna Jagannathan, has been directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Aamir Khan. Yes, the tag Aamir Khan itself describes the uniqueness of Delhi Belly.

Tashi (Imran Khan), Arup (Vir Das) and Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur) are flat mates, buddies and that by default makes them partners in crime. Tashi is to get married in a month to the glamorous and beautiful Sonia (Shenaz Treasurywala). Arun has been dumped by his girlfriend and is annoyed over his boss, who has a weird idea of creativity, sketching a smiling banana. Nitin a foody will soon discover that eating delicious Tandoori Chicken off a street vendor is going to give him the worst case of Delhi Belly. Three of them lead a regular life till they get on the hit list of a deadly crime syndicate (Vijay Raaz). And the story unfolds.

Delhi Belly has a novel story presented in an entirely new way, which involves cuss words, outrageous -daring moments, raucous, boisterous, potty-mouthed caper. In short it is a raunchy youth film that may give a culture shock to Indian audience. The smart screenplay and witty and colourful dialogue adds up a lot of energy to the film. Thumps up to the writer Akshat Verma, who steals away the show with an original and colourful idea. Script is airtight and you can't afford missing even one scene from the film.

Though Delhi Belly seems to be inspired by adult comedies of Hollywood, but director Abhinay Deo and writer Akshat Verma have maintained the Indianess of the film at heart. Delhi Belly is fully desi with a videsi touch. The humor is on the face and sardonic. Delhi Belly carries a lingo that the youth would connect with instantly and perhaps, it may go down as a cult film in its genre. The location of the film reveals the real Delhi with crammed bylanes and middle class surrounding. Music Delhi Belly by Ram Sampat is innovative. 'DK Bose' stands out among the youth.

Performance

Delhi Belly is basically a boy's film and boy's films are always fun. The chemistry between the three actors is superb and that is what makes the script come alive. There sense of humour is in a smooth sync. Imran is at his best, it won't be wrong to say that this is his best work till date. Vir Das is incredible. Kunaal Roy Kapur is the scene-stealer. Shenaz Treasurywala acts well. Poorna Jagannathan catches your eye. Vijay Raaz is exceptional. Paresh Ganatra is equally competent. Rahul Singh is perfect.

Over All

Over All we assure that you will exit the auditorium with a grin on your face. Delhi Belly works big time. An incredible film that takes you to the untapped world of youth. Don't forget to catch the show!

Cast & Crew

Starring:   Imran Khan, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Shenaz Treasurywala
Direcor:    Abhinay Deo
Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala, Jim Furgele
Writer:     Akshat Verma
Music:      Ram Sampath
Editor:     Huzefa Lokhandwala

Topics: delhi belly, bollywood reviews, imran khan, vir das, shenaz treasurywala, poorna jagannathan, abhinay deo, aamir khan, kunaal roy kapur
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