Delhi Belly (2011)

If I knew what it meant, I probably would have never watched Delhi Belly. Or maybe I would have, after all, it's listed as a dark comedy and I love those. Anyway, I'm glad Sid suggested it to me. It's not the best Bollywood movie I've seen (I haven't seen a lot though) but it isn't that bad. 

The story revolves around three flatmates and friends, Tashi (Imran Khan), Arup (Vir Das) and Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur). Tashi is engaged with Sonia (Shenaz Treasury), a flight attendant who agreed to deliver a package for a friend but then asks Tashi to deliver it. Tashi asks Nitin to deliver it, but since he's indisposed, he asks Arup. He messes up, delivering the wrong package at the wrong place and soon the three find themselves hunted by a gangster (Vijay Raaz) and his men.

Calling it a story though is a bit of an exaggeration since you don't know where it's going since the 40-minute mark is hit and after that there's still no plot, only a lot of s#!t happening and some useless subplots (I'm talking about the romances, the whole landlord blackmail subplot actually has a reason to be there).

Luckily, director Abhinay Deo was able to set such a fast pace that not only prevented the film from being a sequence of dull moment after another, but made the predictable and ridiculous storyline exciting to the point that you can't take your eyes off the screen. The score also fits the film very well. 

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On the other hand, there's the humour. It's far from being great. As suggested by the title, Delhi Belly is indeed loaded with toilet humour and raunchy jokes and they don't always work. Also, the dialogue is pretty vulgar. But the ridiculous situations the characters find themselves into are well used and they are funny. Not all of them though.  

The actors are those deserving most credits here, especially Imran Khan. Although he looks like he's sleep-walking through the movie, he has enough charm to make you care about his character, and his dance number at the end of the movie is quite fun. And Vijay Raaz is pretty awesome as the gangster. 

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