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Movie Review - Delhi Belly

Some experiences mark the end of one phase of your life and beginning of another. The signals for this change might be approaching for quite sometime but either you didn’t understand them or chose to ignore them. Like I did when MTV Roadies slipped through my important to-do things on a weekend. Or when Channel V Dare to Date stopped being hilarious and started being cruel and mean. Or when Love Kiya Toh Darna Kya seemed like a stupid show where ignorant kids ruin not only their reputation but also that of their families. I guess I was going through “Being a cynical asshole” phase.


These signals turned into a full-blown experience when I saw Delhi Belly yesterday. I know that we are supposed to rave about how hilarious and awesome the movie is but I didn't find it so. There are only a finite number of times when visuals of ass-cracks or loud noises of farting tickle your funny bone. The movie not only crosses that number but goes so far that the entire plot seems like mish-mash of swear words. The only people who would still find the entire fart-swear-ass-crack sequence hilarious are college kids and people having serious identity issues.

The movie suffers from a lack of serious plot. The director does an amazing job of making the perennially old story look refreshing but still there are serious loopholes and some plain stupid moves. Some would romanticise this as being essence of the movie or “creative liberty” of the director but then RGV’s Aag would also have been very creative. Winking smile The acting is also not something to boast of and can be classified as average.

The only good thing in the movie is its brevity and its music. Ram Sampath doles out fabulous music which is fresh and also quite innovative. With a running time of 102 minutes, the movie gets out of your way before it starts getting on your nerves. Kudos to Aamir Khan for that!

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  1. Mayank, it takes lot of courage to do 'Hatke' when plethora of money is at stake. Overall i like you views about the changing phase of our life, and it will take some time before we accept it as part of our culture. Wonderful comparison between RGV's AAg with creative infested movie.
    Keep writing.

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