Language - English, Hindi
Genre - Comedy
Release - 2011
Gangsters, stash of diamonds, drugs, cops and 'innocent' (well, not really !) gang of friends caught in the midst has been tried many a times before. With the surprise 1998 'blockbuster' hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by the talented British director 'Guy Ritchie', the formula has been unleashed on the movie-goers by filmmakers around the world. Such efforts have come, entertained and vanished without a trace, with rare exceptions such as Guy Ritchie's follow-up hit Snatch in 2000.
The Indian mainstream movie industry ('Bollywood') itself has produced a string of immensely forgettable movies with similar plot-elements. Delhi Belly, on first impressions', makes it work. The movie stars Imran Khan as Tashi, Vir Das as Arup and and the Kunaal Roy Kapur as Nitin, the poor soul afflicted with the notorious 'traveler's curse; 'Delhi Belly' .
|Tashi and Soniya : All set for a 'Great Indian family wedding'|
The story revolves around three friends/flatmates, the journalist Tashi, the photo-journalist Nitin and the cartoonist Arup who are leading typical urban young lives with Tashi about to get married to his girl-friend Soniya (Shenaz Treasurywala).
|Imran's best performance yet !|
The newcomer director Abhinav Deo's urban comedy caper has a natural cross-over potential and is likely to invite multiple viewings from it's targeted audience - the new-age 'Hinglish' speaking urban youth.
The rest, you have been warned !