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The Dirty Picture (2011)

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The love story between an actress and a director. Inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

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Reshma / Silk
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Abraham
Tusshar Kapoor ...
Ramakant (as Tusshar)
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Surya Kant
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Silva Ganesh / Keedha Das
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Vijayan
Mangala Kenkre ...
Ratnamma
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Radhika
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Rebellious and uninhibited Reshma lives an impoverished lifestyle with her mother, Ratnamma, in 1980s South India. She is an ardent fan of film actor, Suryakant, and her one ambition in life is to meet and act with him. She runs away to Madras, and like, hundreds of young women, lines up outside Jupiter Studios to try and get noticed. With her plain, next-door-girl looks, she gets ignored but as fate could have it she is given a chance to play a minor role after she manages to sneak into the studios. The role exploits her as a sex symbol, driving males to the cinema houses to absorb her movements and beauty. Virtually overnight she, now renamed Silk, becomes a sensation, and together with the aging superstar, Suryakant, the one she had always fantasized about, she sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal. Suryakant's brother, Ramakant, an author, is smitten by her - so much so that he would like her to opt out of movies altogether, so that he could marry her. But the rebellious ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Milan Luthria offered lead role to Kangana Ranaut, but Kangana was tired of playing 'the girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown', after playing similar kind of roles in Gangster (2006) and Fashion (2008). See more »

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Silk Smitha: Mujhe jo chahiye, uska mazza sirf raat ko hi aata hain.
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Great first half! So so Second half!
5 December 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Great first half! So so Second half! Typical Milan Luthria movie, 80s setting, 80s music, people don't speak normally but in couplets. Vidya Balan outstanding, others mediocre. Naseeruddin Shah looks ugly but that's what the movie demands from him. The movie starts well with a young girl who is fascinated by movies and glamor. She runs away from her move a day before she is getting married. Turns up in Madras and tries to get to act in movies. She stands in queue for junior artists outside studios without luck. Then one day she gets a chance to finally do a song which no one else is willing to. And from there her career looks like taking off. But a minor setback almost forces her to go back. But not to be and she becomes 'Silk'. Vidya Balan as silk has done great work and the movie is all about her. 3.5/5


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