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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 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:

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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:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 303,200,000 (India), 4 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vidya Balan underwent salsa training to fine-tune herself with Smitha's languid body language. See more »

Quotes

Silk Smitha: Logon Ka naam unke kaam se hota hain... mera, badnaam hoke hua hain.
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Connections

Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014) See more »

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Ishq Sufiana
(female) music by Vishal-Shekhar lyrics by Rajat Arora
performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
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Vidya Balan is Terrific!
22 January 2012 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Inspired by the life of the late Silk Smitha, an actress noted for her erotic roles, 'The Dirty Picture' is decent biopic on the late sex-symbol. The main reason why this biopic works, is because of the On-Screen Silk, played terrificly by Vidya Balan. She stands out!

'The Dirty Picture' is a tale of pain, desire, ambition, struggle, and darkness. It's about Silk & her entire journey. It's a complete look at the rise & fall on the late south-siren.

Cinematically, 'The Dirty Picture' is a decent effort, that has enough potential to earn itself a viewing. Of course, the Second-Hour could've been better, but otherwise, there is no major flaw in here to point out. Rajat Aroraa's Screenplay is generally good, but it definitely could've been stronger in the Second-Hour. A special mention for the superb dialogues. Milan Luthria's Direction is passable. Cinematography, Editng & Art Design, are mention-worthy. Music by Vishal-Shekhar, is good

Performance-Wise: Vidya stands out from Scene A to Z. She delivers a terrific performance as Silk. This is Her Bravest & Best Performance to date. Emraan Hashmi is first-rate. Naseeruddin Shah is his usual self, while Tusshar Kapoor deserved more footage. Rajesh Sharma & Anju Mahendru are simply fantastic in supporting roles.

On the whole, 'The Dirty Picture' is a decent effort. Watch it for Vidya's Performance!


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