Delhi Belly is a 2011 Indian black comedy film written by Akshat Verma and directed by Abhinay Deo. It stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasurywala. While the original version was in Hinglish, a Hindi dubbed version was also released. The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and IBC Motion Pictures. The theatrical trailer of the film premiéred with Aamir Khan's Dhobi Ghat on 21 January 2011 while the film was released on 1 July 2011. The film was given an 'A' certificate for its obscene language and adult content. The film is to be remade in Tamil cinema as Settai. Wikipedia
Delhi Belly Reviews
Uninhibited and naughty, 'Delhi Belly' is an enjoyable comedy that has enough frenzied moments to keep you in your seats. I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five for director Abhinay Deo's Delhi Belly. A good laugh is guaranteed.
What Delhi Belly has, unlike many of its young slick contemporaries, is a plot. A nice, tight, pacy little plot which has lots of satisfying little set-ups and pay-offs, and where everything comes together very well indeed.
All in all, Delhi Belly is a fine example of how the brightest and the boldest, when they pool in their talent, can create a film that is guaranteed to give you your money's worth, even as it re-writes all the moth-balled rules of an ageing industry.
There’s refreshing honesty in a smart madcap movie that never holds itself back.
Delhi Belly is lethally funny and cynical. It is so gaudy and profane that you can't say it isn't fun in its own exuberant way. Do watch.
On the whole, DELHI BELLY is a ground-breaking and inventive comic caper targeted at the youth brigade. People who can't absorb brazen, grimy and unabashed language might abhor it; in fact, it's not for the straitlaced moralists or purists. It's for those who have a strong belly, with an appetite for adult comedy and cuss words. Its wittiness may astound and astonish you. I viewed the Hinglish version, but I understand that the Hindi interpretation of the movie is so impactful that it renders you speechless. Eventually, DELHI BELLY works big time predominantly for the reason that it's a pioneering motion picture, an incredible film that dares to pierce into an untapped and brand new terrain. The unblemished, racy screenplay coupled with super performances and a chartbusting musical score will make it a WINNER all the way.
DELHI BELLY is a fun ride which gives toilet humour a whole new meaning. Watch it for its craziness!
All in all I would say that Delhi Belly is one of the most original comedies to come out of Bollywood this year and say it is one of this summers must watch films.
For now, bhaag bhaag to a movie theatre near you and treat your Calcutta belly to some laughter. Sach mein, current maarti hai!
Audience Reviews for Delhi Belly
'Delhi Belly' is actually a film which carries superb narrative craft. We have three friends who live in a questionable room in Delhi. One is Tashi (Imran Khan), a journalist, the other is Anup (Vir Das), a cartoonist and the third is Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapoor), a photographer. The three friends get into a problem with a gangster called Somayajulu (Vijay Raaz). These people get into a problem when Tashi's air hostess girlfriend Sonia is asked to transfer a package to a gangster called Somayajulu. And that's where both the elements of the thriller and black comedy start getting to your head. In these moments, the film indeed intriguesyou.
On the surface everything is just pitch perfect. Director Abhinay Deo, let me report, has easily risen from the terrible 'Game', and he does a fantastical job in creating the modern boys and their world.
The first half is so amazing, it gives fresh insights ti what talent can be seen on the screens. Yes, it's not half as fun as the second half, but it so works!
The second half, although much fun, lacks the energy which inhabited the first half.
But clearly Imran, Kunaal and Vir manage to hold the film together. The writing of the film is unimaginably consistent. Not one film in the film had lines as fun as 'Delhi Belly' this year. But at a point the direction becomes so slow, you want to keep the head away.
Apart from the sloppiness, and minus it, the film is perfectly fun. Despite its contrivances, the film manages to keep you entertained throughout and succeeds in being one of the better Hindi films this year. It's a 6 out of 10. Make sure you grab that popcorn.
Clever writing with crude humor
Even though I'm not a fan of crass, toilet humor, I have to say this film was very clever and fun. All the quirky characters and their disastrous botch-ups (inspired by movies like Snatch) keep you guessing and interested till the end. Tight script, great plot, interesting characters - what else could you ask for your money.