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[Movie-Review]~Delhi Belly….Shhhh…it happens! :)

Statutory warning: DO NOT eat or drink anything an hour before and during the period of watching this movie. You won’t be able to eat after it ends, anyway!!

Three guys, three gals, one shabby rented house and its owner, one gangster, a few policemen, raunchy double meaning yet catchy songs and a lot of expletives is what this movie is all about.


 
As the title Delhi Belly throws a hint so evident, the movie is set out of India’s capital – Delhi. The three guys who share the rented house owned by someone with an extra marital libido, live their life by the least cared and unkempt wild highway. A journalist, a press photographer and a cartoonist by profession, these three guys live more by the expletives their mouths utter than the oxygen that they inhale. The journalist, Tashi (Imran Khan) has a stupid girl friend (why stupid…well, she’s rich and hawt…yet she’s behind this loser) who doesn’t have much role in the movie except that she’s a ‘courier’ (in mafia terms), and that too without her knowledge…100% stupid! The cartoonist has (or rather he thinks he has) a girlfriend who dumps him for a dumb geeky NRI. And the press photographer (who happens to eat a “spiced-up” tandoori chicken leg, on the Delhi streets) is always in search of a rest room during the 96 minutes duration of the movie, which explains the “belly” part of the title. Menaka (played by Poorna) is a to-be-divorced colleague-cum-friend of Tashi’s who happens to have a crush on him, gives him a hard as well as they share the only (but lengthy) lip-lock in the movie!

The storyline is all about a ‘packet’ that a Russian national delivers to the stand-in courier (Tashi’s girlfriend) at the airport, which exchanges various hands but doesn’t reach its destined owner – the gangster (Vijay Raaz). To know what reaches his desk instead of the packet, is exactly why you have to watch this movie (but remember the statutory warning written above!). The rest of the movie is all about what happens to the packet, the three guys, the three gals, the gangster as well as what’s in the packet!!!

The fast paced movie is full of expletives, especially in the first half which then loses steam in the second half as the director concentrates on his ultimate goal – the storyline and a meaningful climax (not that, you silly!)!! What makes it so fast paced, is the background score and the equally fast forward lyrics! DK Bose and Jaa Chudel steal the limelight…not just in the music world, but also in the movie hall.

Men (and some women) would love the toilet humor that the entire movie is smeared (eww) with…I would say –Rather than holding it back and feeling the pain, let it go and enjoy till it ends!’ – the urge to watch this movie, I mean! 😉 😛
This movie is certainly not for the weak-tummy-d for it’s tough to digest as well as to completely and voluntarily flush! 😉 On the other hand, you would turn jealous if you were among the constipated lot! 😛 Cos, as the tagline says “Sh!t Happens!” 😀

And oh, there’s Aamir Khan doing an ‘Item number’ at the end of the movie…spoof but nevertheless, hilarious!! 🙂

My rating: 3/5.

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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Movies, Reviews

 

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[A watcher’s take]~Inception!! :)

Update<19th July’10>: I watched this movie too this evening…amazing…now will have dreams like never before! 😉 A must watch! 🙂

Inception means two things according to the English dictionary:
1. Taking in or Reception
2. A first part or stage of subsequent events

Inception, the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb uses both these meanings to present a visual treat which challenges the viewer to differentiate between dreams and the real world. It explores the concept of sharing a dream, wherein you allow another person to access your subconscious mind. But, what if, another person accesses your subconscious without your knowledge or permission, wreaking havoc in your mind and life? That is exactly Dom’s job – to extract sensitive information from unsuspecting people such as the combination of their safe, their secrets etc.

Only problem being Dom himself is in trouble, being chased by various agencies who are out to get him for a failed mission and his own personal demons where his subconscious is filled with his projection of his dead wife Mal (played by Marion Cotillard) and the guilt of having to stay away from his 2 young children.

The only way he can get out of his troubles and return to his children is by completing one last mission. The heir to a top multinational conglomerate must be persuaded to break down the empire built by his dying father and if successful, all charges against Dom will be dropped. Dom accepts the task and assembles a team of 6 to perform an inception on the heir. The result is a tumultous rollercoaster of dreams, dreams within those dreams and frequent alteration of the subconscious minds of all those involved such that all are stuck in worlds that they forget to distinguish reality from.

A must watch, do not miss – Inception. 🙂

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This is a review, written by my sister – Srilakshmi.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2010 in Movies

 

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We are NOT Idiots!!! Hmmph!!

This post is not in favor of Chetan Bhagat (CB) just because I’m a BIG fan of his. Rather this post is in favor of COMMON SENSE.

‘3 Idiots’ was one of the most awaited movies of 2009, especially for the fans of CB’s Five Point Someone (FPS).
While it was in the making over the last 12-16 months, it was projected to be re-worked version of FPS with a filmi twist to CB’s story about 3 IIT students.
For the records, during its music release a few months ago it was still a FPS inspired movie.
And then the first few trials of the video showed it to be “loosely” based on FPS with certain scenes and a new twist at the end.
And when the movie was released, it was no longer based on CB’s record breaking and loved-by-masses novel.

And two days back, the movie makers had a spat with the journalists at Noida over this issue.
I’m zoobie-doobie confused.

On one hand Aamir Khan says he’s not read the FPS and on the other contrary hand he says it’s not an inspired version of the book.
That’s the reason why on one hand I’ve not seen the movie “3 Idiots” and on the other hand, in similar contrary tone I say it’s based on FPS.
If Aamir’s right, so am I!!!

3 IIT students, One professor, One girl…and a lot many other things…cannot be just mere co-incidences.
Do Aamir, Vidhu and Hirani think of the common junta as Idiots? Are they that Stupid?
(During a promo, Aamir had said, “Dont be Stupid, be an Idiot”)
When >90% of the people who have both watched the movie and read the book, do relate it with FPS then what’s the problem with Aamir? Doesn’t he believe his fans? Does he think of his movie-watchers as those who lack common sense?? What does he think of himself?

Hirani and Joshi, the so-called scriptwriters of the movie should be the ones answering the media/junta and not the hero/producer/director of the movie.

As long as CB is not given due credit to this movie for his script, All is definitely NOT well.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2010 in Movies, Thoughts

 

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