The Dirty Picture - Notepad

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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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Silk (Vidya Balan) a village girl wants to do well herself and has no qualms about using any means at her disposal.

What Worked

  • Silk being in love with her own photographs
  • The fun poked at critics. Loved it! :P
  • The award scene - I liked it and I didn't. It works but didn't like it because it put on screen what was being told with subtlety so far.
  • Vidya Balan's make-up towards the end of the film. Her face actually looks swollen from having had too much to drink.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The red sari in the end. Come on, the woman never wore a proper sari in her life! The bindi was ok, I could go with it only because Silk Smitha would wear a bindi with hot pants.
  • Vidya Balan's make-up in the beginning. Looked a little too labored. The bra-strap showing all the time, the nail-polish half-removed, was too accurately the same throughout, the unkemptness looked methodical.
  • An "amma" knows the name of a producer of a film, really? I thought we knew our films only by their star cast.
  • Emraan Hashmi's lines that start with, "kya hai na?" How lame!
  • Silk who is obsessed by how she looks seeing her reflection in muck. A metaphor too literal.
  • Silk's nastiness with Suryakant's wife, felt out of character.