The Dirty Picture - Preview

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

It's dirty and you'll love it. For its wit even if might seem a little over-written. For its nerve even if the after-taste is that of an under-cooked story. For Vidya Balan because she is entertainment!



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The Dirty Picture has hit bull's eye with its first audience interaction - the title of the film. You might hate what you see, but you are curious to see what a film titled The Dirty Picture is about, for sure - age/gender/income/location no bar. The second on-target bullet is the poster. It evokes a reaction - it could be disgust or curiosity. And the final blow is when Vidya Balan talks her slutty talk in the trailers. Sample this -

The trailers collectively give a sense of having a nice story attached to the film and that these other things are necessary to the film but are also marketing gimmicks to hook in the average viewer. Some things like smart witty lines for Vidya Balan and cheesy, corny lines for Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi. That the three men have three different characteristics all say, that there isn't anything terribly wrong in expecting to be engaged and entertained by The Dirty Picture.

Set in the 80's, for better or for worse, I think the film is pretty progressive. I mean, in this age of size-zeroes it is rather brave to flaunt the flab. I'm all for it. Down with anorexia and hail Rubinusque beauty, I say.

Vidya Balan carries of the sultry, unapologetically uninhibited look. And what's not to look forward to in a film that Naseeruddin Shah has chosen. That and the few good films in Milan Luthria's and Balaji Motion Pictures's filmographies make The Dirty Picture a promising film for me. I'm looking forward to this Friday, are you?

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "Dirty picture, functional soundtrack."
Music Aloud - "7/10"
Dunkdaft - " a fun album that should perfectly gel with the movie "
Bollyspice - "4/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "The Dirty Picture is quite dirty, but Vishal-Shekhar here are to be praised for pinpointing the dirtiness. I mean, you can place almost everything and decide what time they are talking about and what they want to express. Not an easy deal."