Delhi Belly: Delhi Belly is a boy’s film predominantly and boy’s films are always fun.
Director: Abhinay Deo
Actors: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor
Rating: **** ( 4 Out of 5)
The Movie Delhi Belly is such a refreshing change from the run-of-the-mill Hindi film laugh riot which almost always borders on the juvenile. The humour is all situational, beautifully woven in the script and never having to depend on a banana peel skid. Grow up all you comedy filmmakers who insist on treating your audience as retards!
Delhi Belly is a boy’s film predominantly [although the women have key roles to play] and boy’s films are always fun. The performances by these three actors will be the talking point once the film releases.
In the movie, Shenaz Treasury acts well. Poorna Jagannathan gets into the skin of the character and catches your eye. Vijay Raaz is exceptional. Paresh Ganatra [the landlord] is equally competent. Rahul Singh is perfect. The Aamir Khan song is imaginatively filmed.
In terms of visuals, Delhi Belly has been filmed at real locations and the DoP captures the essence of Delhi extremely well. The eye-candy locales are clearly missing here. Instead, what we get to watch are real locations, real lower middle class surroundings and the crammed bylanes of Delhi
All in all, Delhi Belly is a fine example of how the brightest and the boldest, when they pool in their talent, can create a film that is guaranteed to give you your money’s worth, even as it re-writes all the moth-balled rules of an ageing industry.