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Delhi Belly gets a thumbs up from critics

Guardian's review of Delhi Belly reads - "The sheer daftness and goofiness of this Bollywood comedy-farce makes it likable." Read on what other reviewers had to say about the film.

bollywood Updated: Jul 01, 2011 17:38 IST
Hindustan Times

Delhi Belly has a novel story to tell and outrageous moments are integral to the plotline. However, the film will appeal to public school educated, English speaking, big city audience.

The film that has grabbed eyeballs right since its promos were aired, owing to its out-of-the-box treatment, has introduced a new genre in Bollywood.

Says Taran Adarsh, "It is Bollywood's most daring, cheeky, irreverent, blasphemous, raunchy youth film to date and the lurid content, I am certain, has never been witnessed on the Hindi screen before. Even some hugely popular reality shows that have the participants using the most appalling, colorful lingo to garner attention and TRPs, would pale into insignificance. Belonging to the same genre as The Hangover and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Delhi Belly is the ultimate culture shock for Indian audiences. It is a raucous, boisterous, potty-mouthed caper featuring the antics of three hapless young men."

Delhi BellyThe film, however has a humour that might not appeal to everyone.

Aseem Chhabra, Rediff writes, "Delhi Belly is a slick, madly crazy production that is mostly funny -- although the humour will more likely appeal to the 20-something and perhaps 30-something public school educated, English speaking, big city audience that the film targets through its previews, videos and playful songs (from a spoof on KL Saigal's voice, to one that may or may not allude to a curse word)."

But there is definitely something about the movie which makes it a must-watch.

Reads the Guardian review, "The sheer daftness and goofiness of this Bollywood comedy-farce makes it likable. But you'll have to be in the mood. Aamir Khan produces and appears himself in a somewhat surreal sequence over the final credits. Three likely lads, Arun (Vir Das), Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur) and Tashi (Imran Khan) share a flat in Delhi and some dodgy food. Their consequently dodgy bowel movements lead to a stool sample and a secret stash of diamonds getting mixed up and sent to the wrong people: the time-honoured "switch" plot. Our heroes find themselves being menaced by a tough guy played by Vijay Raaz, who played the hapless wedding organiser Dubey in Mira Nair's 2001 Monsoon Wedding. As I say, you'll need to indulge the wackiness and absurdity, but there's something appealing about it."

Aamir Khan's item number in the film has upped the curiosity quotient.

Kaveree Bamzai, India Today writes, "A hairy-chested Aamir Khan thrusting his pelvis at the audience while stomping the dance floor in three-inch platform shoes alone is worth the price of admission. Why the f*** should you miss it? Go shake your biscuit."

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