7.6/10
24,436
105 user 37 critic

Delhi Belly (2011)

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

Writers:

Mr. Moris (screenplay by), Akshat Verma
Top Rated Indian Movies #182 | 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dhobi Ghat (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video.

Director: Kiran Rao
Stars: Prateik, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra
Talaash (2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director: Reema Kagti
Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Raakh (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A poor, young man teams up with a burnt out cop to avenge the humiliation of his former girlfriend by a gang of goons.

Director: Aditya Bhattacharya
Stars: Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Shashi, Akbar and a group of young people pledge never to give nor receive dowry. Acting against his mother's wishes, Shashi marries Sugandha Srivastav, and does not accept any dowry. He ... See full summary »

Director: Arun Bhatt
Stars: Aamir Khan, Farha Naaz, Javed Jaffrey
Ghulam (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jai runs errands for Ronak Singh who is a gang lord and is involved in illegal activities. Jai's brother Siddharth decides to revolt against him and Ronak after some things goes lethally awry.

Director: Vikram Bhatt
Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rajit Kapoor
Awwal Number (1990)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The DGP of Police discovers a terrorist plot hatched by a sacked cricketer to blow up the stadium where an important cricket match is in progress.

Director: Dev Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Aamir Khan, Ekta Sohini
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta
Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two young lovers elope to get married and get caught between two gangs searching for buried treasure.

Director: S.A. Kader
Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Shafi Inamdar
Holi (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a typical college in a typical Indian city, the hostel boys Madan Sharma (Aamir Khan) and his friend are a rowdy lot. The teaching staff suffer from the common apathy of most teachers in... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta
Stars: Ashutosh Gowariker, Aamir Khan, Rahul Ranade
Tum Mere Ho (1990)
Fantasy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Snake-charmer Shiva meets with Paro and both are in love with each other. But Paro's wealthy father, Choudhry Charanjit Singh is not in favor of this match and will go to any length to kill... See full summary »

Director: Tahir Hussain
Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Ajit Vachani
Mela (2000)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When a village belle's brother is killed by a bandit, she vows revenge and enlists the help of two truckers-cum-theatre artists in her mission.

Director: Dharmesh Darshan
Stars: Aamir Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Faisal Khan
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Chased out of their village, a poor farmer, his wife, son and daughter attempt to survive the harsh footpath life of Bombay, when a gangster asks him to work for him. Years later, the ... See full summary »

Director: Dilip Shankar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla
Edit

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
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Shit Happens! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Однажды в Дели See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,824, 1 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,531,757, 7 August 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shenaz Treasury initially auditioned for 'Dhobi Ghat', another Aamir Khan production. She ended up getting cast in 'Delhi Belly' instead after Aamir Khan thought she would suit the role of Sonia. See more »

Goofs

When Sonia slaps Tashi, after he found out he kissed Menaka, Tashi had a gun tucked in his belt buckle. Yet after a few seconds later, after Tashi slaps Menaka's ex husband, the gun is gone. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Features Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Siva
Lyrics by Munna Dhiman
Music Composed by Ram Sampath
Performed by Ram Sampath and Tarannum Mallik
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
DELHI BELLY (Movie Review)
30 June 2011 | by SaayerSee all my reviews

Humor is relative. What's humorous to me might not be funny to you and while you laugh on something, I might not laugh on it. Humor is also circumstantial and gets rusty out of the context. However, there is some humor which is universal and is acceptable to everyone. If we apply the same theory on modern Hindi films, Andaz Apna Apna and Munna Bhai series might be the only films to go in universally accepted humor category. Some other humor examples that worked on the box office but were not universally accepted are Singh is King, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Phir Hera Pheri, Ready, Dhamaal and Golmaal etc. Then there is another kind of humor which does not go well with the masses but has its own cult following like that of Wesa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, Mithya, Bheja Fry etc. Delhi Belly (DB) is somewhere in between the universally accepted form of humor and the subtle cult following kind of humor. Through DB and other such efforts, Hindi cinema is coming out of romantic comedies and running around the trees.

To start with, the film is hilarious. It leaves you with one laugh riot after another and does not give you a chance to fully recover from the previous one before sending you through another piece of joviality. It's mostly tongue in cheek humor but at times goes very physical as well. What works in favor of the film is its dialogues and wonderful acting even though the story does not have ground breaking stuff to offer. DB could very easily go as the best casting of the year 2011, especially with the kind of role given to Vijay Raaz. Another thing that goes in favor of DB is its short duration and fast pace.

Abhinay Deo, in his second directorial outing after a mildly interesting and mildly painful Game, has made sure that he doesn't go wrong anywhere even if he does not create a masterpiece. He has focused on technical side more to make sure that the editing is crisp and background score goes in line with the action despite no songs. Also, with an open ended climax, he seems to have left a door open for a sequel. Nonetheless, it's more of an actors' film rather than a director's film and the actors have handled their responsibility with utmost satisfaction of the director. Nobody goes overboard in humor and specially the sidekicks stick to their jobs and cinematography is as per the need. The biggest compliment that I can give DB is that it has made Shehnaz Treasurywala look bearable.

The lead trio, which has a distant similarity to the trio of The Hangover, has carried the film well on its shoulders. Imran Khan has done a very good job. This is his best performance since his debut. He looks in control and has a much improved dialogue delivery and comic timing after two lowly performances in Break Ke Baad and I Hate Luv Storys. Kunal Roy Kapoor is a welcome addition to the comic brigade. Vir Das is fantastic. A highly underrated actor, I must say. If someone needs more exposure for his talent, that's got to be Vir Das. The debutant Poorna Jagganathan surprises. She might not be the best looking new comer, but she surely is a good performer. The film, however, in my opinion, belongs to Vijay Raaz. He is in terrific form and outdoes himself. We all know what a brilliant actor he is but here he takes charge and delivers an outstanding performance as the villain. His scenes with Vladimir in the hotel and with the trio in their apartment are to die for. It's criminal to see so less of Vijay in recent times. Aamir Khan also appears at the end for an item number but that's after the film has left its mark.

There are two reasons why DB might not work with masses even though it has a release of 1400 prints which is huge. The first barrier is the language. 95% of the film is in English. The last film with such high level of English in it was Kites and it was a box office disaster, though from a different genre. The other issue is also the language but here I mean the profanity in it. Yes, it's an adult movie and has an A certificate but the explicitness that DB has, I have never seen in Hindi cinema before. In that department, it can actually put Hollywood to shame. It's that openness though, that makes DB worth watching again.

To conclude, DB is worth a watch. Actually a lot more than worth a watch but you have to have an appetite for a certain kind of humor to watch it repeatedly. Also, be careful who you are accompanying when you go to watch it and what's your level of frankness with the people you are watching it with. Definitely, not a movie to watch with your mother-in-law or your 12 year old niece.


78 of 97 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 105 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed