Delhi Belly - External Reviews

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It's hip to be abusive, and it's as cool to be liberal about sex as it is to be about farts. And that's exactly what Delhi Belly is - hip. It might not have umpteen cool ways to turn the camera, but it is right up there with Gen X in its slang and attitude. In its way, Delhi Belly is Dil Chahta Hai for a generation that's 10 years younger - where women might also enjoy a guy film as much as the guy next to her, laughing his guts out. Oh yeah, and don't take your parents for this one.

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50 reviewers have given Delhi Belly an average rating of 4.9/5.0 (?)

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3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...a very audacious, tightly knit plot... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...a celebration of basic human goodness as it is an essay on how “shit happens” unexpectedly for no fault of ours.... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Best Comedy of the Year... full review

Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...There is an overdose of toilet humor and expletives, agreed that it is an adult movie but some of the content can be even embarrassing to watch along with your fellow adult. ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The guy who made Game is capable of this? Who’da thunk!... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Enjoyable, Raunchy, Weird, Shocking, Disgusting, Sick, Abusive and A HIT.... full review

Thumbs up by Rima Bhatia, Bolly Spice ...The concept is not entirely original. It is not the first time that a Hindi film has been inspired by Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... DELHI BELLY is a boy's film predominantly [although the women have key roles to play] and boy's films are always fun.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...The flawless direction, air-tight script, soothing music by Ram Sampat, eye-catching cinematography that lifts the perfect picture of Delhi and funny dialogues are the factors that makes ‘Delhi Belly’ a film not to be missed.... full review

So-So by Dhrithi Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...a lot of unwanted scenes and the usage of abusive language has led to sabotage the integrity of the movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...'Desi' raunch at its best!... full review

Thumbs up by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...Masala with Flavors of Our Times... full review

Thumbs up by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...SHIT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US (IN BRACKETS) ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur , Desi Martini ...KHANS SHIT-CRAMMED BELLY IS DIAMOND-LACED... full review

Thumbs up by Yusuf, Desi Martini ...Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. This 1998 Guy Ritchie flick is considered a text book, for believers, in adapting, making slice of life movies with crime as its basic premise... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...A bellyfull of everything ... full review

Thumbs up by Roy D'costa, Desi Martini ...Belly Belly Good... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Crass Humor Made Glamorous... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, DNA ...lethally funny and cynical... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...WHEN RITCHIE MET BOYLE... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Quentin Tarantino would be pleased to know that somewhere in the world filmmakers are still following the style book he abandoned a while ago... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ... Imran Khan and Poorna Jagganath share fantastic chemistry. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...This is Imran's best performance till date. He seems far more at ease speaking in English with a bit of Hindi thrown in now and then, as an afterthought. ... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Vir Das is good. Watch out when he's dressed in a burkha in a jewellery shop.... full review

Thumbs up by Akhtar Sayyed, Gomolo.in ...KUNAL ROY KAPOOR… the show stealer… after looking to his performance you will really stop purchasing chicken from thela walas and you will really start hating the orange juice… ... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...You don’t think. You don’t wish to as well. A hilarious, situational plot after another, often testing the bounds of delicious profanity -- smartly written (Akshat Verma), dramatically executed (Abhinay Deo) -- is pretty much the point of this pic. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...guarantees a good laugh... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...A hairy-chested Aamir Khan thrusting his pelvis at the audience while stomping the dance floor in three-inch platform shoes alone is worth the price of admission. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Is 'Delhi Belly' really Deo’s doing, or his producer Aamir Khan’s, who wraps up this crisp 100 minuter with a crotch thrust that out-thrusts all recent crotches in Bollywood.... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it for the bold scenes, the foul language and the situational comedy. And if you don’t like any of that, keep away!... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...you know what’s going to happen next. The writer is more concerned with how scenes and dialogues build the comic moments. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Poorna has a strong screen presence. ... full review

Thumbs up Mixed Bag ...Expletives are a part of life, no less than our own fart is. The ones who could avoid any or both of these inevitable truths of life must not watch this movie.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...It is interesting to note that though he may be the most known of the lot, Khan sees himself nearly upstaged by his two colleagues, with Kunaal's Nitin the film's breakout character.... full review

Thumbs up by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now Running.com ...Wicked voice of new India ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Delhi Belly is a powerful combination of clever writing, brilliant story and crazy, grungy humour. A must watch. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Vijay Raaz is a fabulous actor and he proves it once again with this film. He is just outstanding. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Shenaz Treasury, who acts her best with her head in a brown paper bag (who knew tear-soaked cleavage could be so funny?)... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...the script is a strong one, and writer Akshat Varma manages to keep you engaged in his story. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...They all added up to making the movie what it is. Even Shenaz Treasurywala, Vijay Raaz and Poorna Jagannathan are worth a mention for their performances.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...But then, you brush away these questions and enjoy the film. There are so many aspects to savor. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Imran plays excellent even in his new avatar of a kind of villain.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Shenaz Treasury is aptly cast as Imran's dumb and pretty girlfriend.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ... A brilliant flick!... full review

Thumbs up by P S Arjun, The Cine Segye ...Mocking Offensive, Vulgar and Entertaining youth film... full review

Thumbs up by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Imran’s effortlessly good, coming across as an old and rightful resident of this eccentric world of Delhi Belly.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...For the first time, we get a film where characters actually speak the language real young people speak. And no, nobody's morals get corrupted. ... full review

Thumbs up by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Delhi Belly is a MASSIVE step forward for mainstream Bollywood, the perfect (and rare) case of a smart script backed by a top producer and effective marketing skills. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Vir is clearly the most talented and entertaining of the three and Imran is the least.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Cinema purists too may cry foul that the film does not really have a soul and is not really trying to say anything. Though a legitimate accusation, in not having a soul and not really being concerned or serious about anything, the film holds a mirror to a large section of the country. And that is a big statement in itself. ... full review