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Delhi Belly – movie review

Bright, refreshing, it has swear words and a refreshing film


Delhi Belly - movie review

Tashi, Arup and Nitin are flat-mates, buddies and partners in crime. Delhi Belly movie review…

Tashi (Imran Khan) is to get married in a month but still doesn’t know if his fiancé is THE ONE!

Arup (Vir Das) 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 (Kunaal Roy Kapur) 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?

It so happens that Tashi’s girlfriend Sonia (Shenaz Treasurywala) has to deliver a package which she asks Tashi to deliver the package. Tashi, in turn, asks his room mate Nitin to do so.

Nitin has developed ‘Delhi Belly’ which is a form of stomach trouble, so he gives to his third roommate Arup to deliver it to its destination. Arup also has to deliver a package which contains Nitin’s stool sample, and so there is a mix up and the wrong packages are delivered to their respective destinations

Three young professionals inadvertently get entangled in a diamond smuggling racket carried on by a a Russian gangster. The diamonds which had to be delivered to the local gangster, Vijay Raaz gets into the possession of these three friends who are unaware of it.

So there is a strange mix-up which leads to a weird package to be delivered to the local goon.

So begins the troubles of these happy-go-lucky three friends who obviously have no experience in tackling Delhi’s crazy underworld. Delhi Belly – the meanest comedy you’re ever likely to see.

Is it to the director Abhinay Deo’s credit that he has come up with Delhi Belly – such an unusual film which has bizarre incidents which appear realistic. Especially the part about Vir Das and his burqa and Kunaal Roy Kapur and his exploits with orange juice.

Imran Khan is at his best as the journalist trapped between fleeing from death and struggling with his romance, Kunaal Roy Kapur’s gripes and groans seem a classic and realistic portrayal of Delhi belly. Vir Das is his usual competent self shown as a struggling cartoonist working for a boss who doesn’t respect his work, while Nitin (Kunal Roy Kapoor) is the photographer working with Tashi.

Vijay Raaz has finally got his worth of a role and could be nominated for the best actor in a negative role this year in Bollywood.

It is nice to see such a film to be cleared by the Censor Board which appears to mature with time. Characters actually speaking the language, actually spoke by the young people, with cuss and swear words, which themselves add to the fun factor of the film. Ram Sampath too has been with the times of the youth with his Swetty, DK Bose and Chudail.

Delhi Belly has an unpredictable sequence of events. This is what makes it different from the usual stuff in Bollywood. It is a bright, refreshing and a bold film which is a genuine comic thriller.

Cast of Delhi Belly:
Imran Khan – Tashi Dorjee
Vir Das – Arup
Kunaal Roy Kapur – Nitin
Shenaz Treasurywala – Sonia
Poorna Jagannathan – Menaka
Kim Bodnia – Vladimir Dragunsky
Paresh Ganatra – Manish Chand Jain
Vijay Raaz – Cowboy
Ashraf-Ul-Haque – Titoo
Bugs Bhargava – Arup’s boss
Nikita Bhatt – Leena
Neville Dadachanji – Keval Maharaj
Anusha Dhandekar – VJ Sophaya
Nayani Dixit – Ambika
Aamir Khan – Disco Fighter
Ravi Khanvilkar – DIG Mohan Shrivistava
Shilpa Mehta – Tashi’s Mother
Shinjini Raval – Devika
Dharmendar Singh – Bunty
Rahul Singh – Rajiv
Sanjay Taneja – IG Pool Chand Jain
Rahul Pendkalkar
Raju Kher
Pradeep Kabra

Credits & Crew of Delhi Belly:
Studio Aamir Khan Productions,
UTV Motion Pictures & Ferocious Attack Cow
Directed By Abhinay Deo
Written By Akshat Verma
Produced By Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala & Jim Furgele
Original Music by Ram Sampath
Assistant Director – Nikhil Deshpande, Akram Hassan
Art Department – Mihir Shah, Sudhir Trivedi
Sound Designer – Dwarak Warrier
Special Effects – Devendra Bhave
Delhi Belly – movie review