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Delhi Belly (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1 July 2011 (USA)
Three struggling room-mates unknowingly become potential prey of a ruthless gangster.

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Mr. Moris (screenplay by), Akshat Verma
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Cast

Credited cast:
Imran Khan ... Tashi Malhotra / Tashi Dorjee Lhaloo
Vir Das ... Arup
Kunaal Roy Kapur ... Nitin
Shenaz Treasury ... Sonia
Poorna Jagannathan ... Menaka
Kim Bodnia ... Vladimir Dragunsky
Paresh Ganatra ... Manish Chand Jain
Vijay Raaz ... Cowboy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satindir Anand Satindir Anand ... Maid
Ashraf-Ul-Haque Ashraf-Ul-Haque ... Titoo
Dipti Avlani Dipti Avlani ... News Reporter
Manoj Bakshi Manoj Bakshi ... Father
Krishna Bansal Krishna Bansal ... Man Drinking Tea
Dhaval Barbhaya Dhaval Barbhaya ... R. Balachandar
Bugs Bhargava Bugs Bhargava ... Arup's boss
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Storyline

Delhi-based Sonia agrees to deliver a package for Vladimir Dragunsky and asks her rather unkempt and debt-ridden fiancé, Tashi Malhotra, to do it for her. Tashi, in turn, asks one of two of his room-mates, Nitin. But Nitin forgets to do so due to an upset stomach ailment commonly known as 'Delhi Belly' as well as his plan to blackmail their landlord, Manish and asks the third roommate Arup to deliver the package. A gangster, Somayajulu, who was the recipient of this package, starts by brutally questioning Vladimir, and finds out that the package may be in the possession of the trio. While Tashi must deal with his attraction for Journalist Menaka and incur the wrath of her husband, Rajiv, he still has to fully come to terms whether or not he wants to marry Sonia. And the entry of ruthless Somayajulu and his gang seriously jeopardizes any plans Tashi and his friends may have for the future. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sometimes fate is a bad plate of chicken See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Однажды в Дели See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,824, 1 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,531,757, 7 August 2011
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film initially received extremely negative reviews from both audiences and critics due to the heavy language, sexual content, and drug use along with many other things that were perceived as "inappropriate". However, the film became successful and has become known as a cult film by many young adults and teenagers. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nitin Kunaal Roy Kapur is taking pictures of the dead man, the dead man is breathing. See more »

Quotes

Nitin: This is one ugly car. This is what you get when a donkey humps an auto rickshaw
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Connections

Referenced in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Siva
Lyrics by Munna Dhiman
Music Composed by Ram Sampath
Performed by Ram Sampath and Tarannum Mallik
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Discover humor... in new fashion
2 July 2011 | by mohanish58See all my reviews

They had to break some day. Those rope of morality, sanctimony and congeniality which had tied down so many of India's almost-awesome films have been cut open and the authentic urban Indian (who does hurl a few abuses here and there every day due to the misfortune happening to him) is now free thanks to Aamir Khan and Abhinay Deo. Still, Delhi Belly is fine filmmaking mostly due to the makers' unabashed vision and the decision to let no stone unturned in making this comedy.

To start off, Ram Sampath's mind-blowing music in the promos is what brought the first batch of audience to this movie and it has some really wacky numbers (Bhaag DK Bose, Nakkadwale Disco and Bedardi Raja to name a few). On the actors' front, Vir Das portrays his pitiable character perfectly. Imran is in a dream role and this could be his best act ever if he continues to do movies like the ones before he did Delhi Belly. Kunal Roy Kapoor's problems with gastric motions (after which the movie is named) bring down the house more than once. But it's Vijay Raaz to whom most of the misfortune happens and he, therefore reacts like a truly enraged gangster would and gives us a lesson or on how swear words are meant to be really pronounced. Purna Jagganath is the find of the film and could be Bollywood's first really non-traditional looking heroine. But still, am I the only one who found her cute?

Once Mr DK Bose (the story) begins to 'bhaag' (run) in the beginning, it hardly stops even after the end. Such is the flow of the movie that even when you're laughing your ass off to any one of your preferred situational jokes, you hardly miss the link to the next scene because the story is simple enough to be a 96 minute movie. Great storytelling by Abhinay Deo. As a bonus we're treated to a never-before item number by Aamir Khan in the end, along with some food for our ingenuity-hungry mind throughout the film.

Like all of Aamir Khan's house productions, Delhi Belly is an important film in Indian cinema history because the success of this film will directly measure the immeasurable: how much have our minds really adapted to the next generation mentality. And what all comedy filmmakers should learn from Delhi Belly is that Indians have brains not just while doing math but while watching movies too.


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