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The Dirty Picture (2011)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2 December 2011 (India)
The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director:

Milan Luthria

Writers:

Rajat Arora (dialogue), Rajat Arora (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Reshma / Silk
Emraan Hashmi ... Abraham
Tusshar Kapoor ... Ramakant (as Tusshar)
Naseeruddin Shah ... Surya Kant
Rajesh Sharma ... Silva Ganesh / Keedha Das
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neha Bam ... Silk's Biological Mother
Devyani Devyani ... Girl in maroon dress
Lavin Gothi Lavin Gothi ... Wiry Man
Imran Hasnee Imran Hasnee ... Vijayan
Mangala Kenkre ... Ratnamma
Anju Mahendru ... Nyla
A.R. Manikandan A.R. Manikandan ... Photographer
Dilip Merala ... Photographer at the race course
Gulshan Pandey Gulshan Pandey ... Director
Vikas Shrivastav ... Casting Director Sudhir
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | English

Release Date:

2 December 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Грязная картина See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,767
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Since Silk Smitha was known to be a heavy smoker, Vidya Balan, to get into character, began smoking cigarettes regularly. She smoked almost a pack and a half a day. Sometimes before filming scenes she would smoke up to ten cigarettes consecutively, to get ready to get into character on set. After the end of the film though she quit. See more »

Quotes

Abraham: Mujhe toh chadi zeher ki tarah... ki ab paani bhi peeta hoon - toh aag lag jaati hain.
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Connections

Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh La La
music by Vishal-Shekhar lyrics by Rajat Arora
performed by Bappi Lahiri & Shreya Ghoshal
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An Outstanding Unique movie from Bollywood. Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment.
2 December 2011 | by user-107-982434See all my reviews

The Dirty Picture is a biographical movie on the life of Silk Smitha. The story of movie is unique and interesting unlike todays bollywood movies. Vidhya Balan as Silk in the film is truly outstanding. Hats off to Vidhya for such incomparable and incredible role. Naseeruddin Shah had also given excellent performance. Character of Emraan Hashmi in the movie is very unique. He has also did a great job in The Dirty Picture. Role of Tusshar Kapoor in the movie was an average role. Story, script and direction of movie makes The Dirty Picture very unique bollywood movie. Music is also good. The first part of movie will catch your attention. But after interval, movie will become slower.

The Dirty Picture is a story of a strong woman, Reshma (Vidya Balan), who can go to any extent to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. After few hurdles, she becomes an instant sensation 'Silk,' a woman every man desires. But, on her journey to stardom, she eventually starts craving for true love and feels betrayed each time. She gets the first blow, when she misunderstands lust to be love in case of her all-time favourite actor and later a co-star Suryakant (Naseerudin Shah). She is almost trying to cope up when Ramakant (Tusshar Kapoor), a storywriter too disappoints her, though that's truly unfortunate, as he has no wrong intentions. She gets her final blow, when stardom too starts bidding a goodbye to her. Lastly, when her all-time enemy (Ebrahim) Emraan Hashmi, a director turns into her passionate lover, she encounters a sad death.

Overall, Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. The Dirty Picture is an outstanding bollywood movie with a unique story. It's highly recommended movie.


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