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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vijay Raaz won acclaim for his role. 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: ...mujhe pataa hai ki yeh tera dahej hai, par saali badi badsoorat gaad ihai. Jab gadhaa rickshe ki letaa hai to yeh paida hota hai.
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Referenced in Bol Bachchan (2012) See more »

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Switty (Punk)
Lyrics by Munna Dhiman
Music Composed by Ram Sampath
Performed by Keerthi Sagathia, Ram Sampath
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Americans Will Like, If They Give a Chance
17 July 2011 | by redvelvet-1See all my reviews

I'm reviewing this with an American point of view. First off, most non-Indian Americans might not understand what the big deal is. To us, this is nothing new. We've watched comedy like this for years. However, those of us who have some general knowledge of Indian films and Bollywood will certainly be able to appreciate just how different and important this movie is. It is like no other Indian film previously made (at least, not like any I have seen.) It's dirty, raunchy, explicit, disgusting and crude. It's also extremely witty and hilarious.

While I don't think most Americans will feel this is anything special, I *do* think a lot of them would like it, if they gave it a chance. It's the kind of American Pie like comedy that sells well here, yet I personally think it's a lot more intelligent than our normal crude comedies. Also, I'm a girl and while I may have liked it, I can see how not many other females would be into it. It's really, when it boils down to it, a guy movie, about guys, complete with their toilet habits, dirty clothes, and disgusting apartment. ;) If you don't speak Hindi, that's not a problem, since the movie is about 98% in English and the spoken parts that aren't in English, had subtitles. The only disappointment I had with the language barrier was that, in the version I saw, there were no subtitles for Aamir Khan's absolutely HILARIOUS song number at the end, where he is 'Disco Fighter'. Apparently, the lyrics for "I Hate You (Like I Love You)-In Brackets" is loaded with innuendo and double meanings, but unfortunately, I was unable to understand.

So, if you have shunned Bollywood because you can't speak Hindi, you don't have that excuse with this movie. If you have stayed away from Indian cinema because of the over the top melodramatic love story formula, you also have no excuse with this movie. Go see it. Just not with your parents or on a first date. ;)


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