Assuming that I was the last person to have watched Delhi Belly, this is what I have to say about the flick. Every Indian film maker who aspires to make a youth oriented adult comedy movie keeping every requirement in toe would have always thought of including everything that Delhi Belly and it’s characters have to blurt out. But, what must have stopped them is whether it would be accepted or not, they might get voted as the worst film makers for having taken this step, they might become a laughing stock for not knowing how to present comedy and for openly mentioning expletives. Not anymore. The bold step for Bollywood has been taken by the makers of Taare Zameen Par, Peepli Live and Dhobi Ghat.
Although Delhi Belly does not have a so-called story in place, it is carried forward by the strong implementation of situational dialogues, swear words that we thought only you and me used, introduction to oral sex for all the newcomers and of course the characters who do not tire away from using the f-word. While I was having a fuckin’ good time watching this movie on the 70mm screen, I realized this is as close as it can get to our everyday conversations with almost everybody around us.
Story goes something like this – Three friends Tashi (Imran Khan), Arup (Vir Das) and Nitin (Kunal Kapur) share a filty room in Delhi. Tashi‘s girlfriend Sonia (Shenaz, hot!) is supposed to deliver some packet to this gangster Somaya (Vijay Raaz) who is ruthless and true to his profession so much so that he doesn’t think twice before he blows up your ass-hole. A confusion ensues due to the packet being handed over to Tashi first, which then goes on to Nitin and finally is given to Arup for delivery. Obviously, it doesn’t reach the gunda. Post this I’m sure life couldn’t get more fucked and more dramatic for these Delhi regulars.
While all of this is at play the fat Nitin is busy tripping on his own shit and does not give a shit about anything else. He is gripped by the world’s deadliest problem of loose motions bestowed upon him by the pubic hair flavored tandoori chicken. Assisting the trio while they save their ass from the gang is the easily charming Menaka (Poorna Jagannathan), who has a thing for Tashi. Although Tashi was set to marry Sonia in the beginning, it’s old news now that it’s actually him and Menaka who live happily ever after.
This boy/man Imran has displayed spot-on comic timing assisted by the natural Vir Das (who is also a standup comedian) and Kunal Kapur whose expressions are real. The women in the flick are stylish, hot and do not have to act a lot. Vijay Raaz was never out of work and he never will be, because no one else could have said chutiye and bhenchod the way he did. Amitabh Bhattacharya is the man who penned down those witty lyrics. The real heroes of the film are Ram Sampath who gives a music score which is par-excellence and writer Akshat Verma for coming up with the craziness. Of course the cruise was headed to the shore by Abhinay Deo (also the director of Game), and he is getting ‘there’.
Everything in this movie is straightforward. Whether it is the grossness of the contents or the love-making. While I never bother joining the fan pages for Bollywood films (or any films for that matter), this time I made sure I logged onto the Marc Zuckerberg website and joined their official page. This is how the movie made me feel in 2D, I wonder how it would have felt with those detailed 3D glasses. Don’t bother, just keep reading. And, people who hated Delhi Belly or thought it wasn’t enough to tickle their funny bone should go watch Chillar Party for obvious reasons.
Rating : 4/5