The Dirty Picture

wogma rating: Beg or borrow, but do watch (?)

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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Director: Milan Luthria
Running time: 150 minutes
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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."

- meeta, a part of the audience

sattaakkk A slap on the audience's face - The Dirty Picture. The lewd men that watch a film just so they can experience Silk's (Vidya Balan) performance are the one's sitting in the audience right now - you and me. Of course, not me as in literally me, because I'm neither a man nor a lesbian. And sure, not all men enjoy a bold woman. But there are enough of us in the audience for whom Silk Smitha starred in 400+ films! And that's just one sex symbol from the 80s. There were others like Nylon Nandini and Polyster Padmini whose lives collectively forms The Dirty Picture's Silk. Even their names make us smirk, and a second later, we snicker at what their personalities stand for. Yet a sizable number from amongst us watch their films.

The Dirty Picture is about a woman who not only flaunts what she has, but knows its value and encashes it unapologetically. She has accepted herself. How many women do you know who are absolutely comfortable with who they are? And I haven't even asked about them being comfortable with their sexuality. In fact, so relaxed is Silk with herself that she makes us uncomfortable.

The Dirty Picture is an uncomfortable watch. How can someone be so positive about doing something that is so dark-gray in society, that it's almost black? And she is making the same society, us, dance. Add to this discomfort, the torture of having to watch flab and the female lead's stomach tiers, in the 21st century. Hell, we are even uncomfortable with our bodies.

But, Silk is uninhibited and so is the director, Milan Luthria. It's a huge risk to make your female lead look ugly and fat. And to say, "You want gratuitous skin-show? Here, take it. And here's some more." You are literally force-fed cleavage to the point that the guy (yes, guy!) sitting behind me said "It's getting boring now" when there is a half-naked woman on the screen.

Yeah, the second half slips. The first half is breezy and completely entertaining. The second half gets too caught up in showing the pathos that comes with stardom. It does leave you with a "She came. She got you excited. She left." But the lull in the second half might be intentional. Because the said pathos however mundane and predictable, needed to be shown. Maybe the line just before the interval is a warning. It's a clever line.

And so is almost every line in the film. The dialogue in "The Dirty Picture" feels like a twitter timeline composed of extremely witty people. Over-written, maybe, but I thoroughly enjoyed the humor, I laughed out loud, and there were instances when the theater laughed after a pause that it took for the line to register. The wit alone is entertainment enough.

I'm not a huge fan of self-referential jokes in our films because they get repetitive. But, The Dirty Picture has one in which it felt like the director has left an extra second or two, like a stand-up comedian, for the audience to "get" it. And it works. It's a huge compliment to both Milan Luthria's confidence and the actor's performance, because it meant that he made us forget who he is.

Similarly, all your awe for the actor that Naseeruddin Shah is vanishes and you want to slap him for his arrogance and sleaze. Tusshar Kapoor plays a forgettable character, and I mean that as a compliment. Because, his character is meant to be unimportant and he plays it well.

Vidya Balan...almost the whole review is a rave about her. She made me feel for a character who I otherwise would have dismissed as characterless.You could see why men would fall for Silk, and not just for her physical boldness. Like films that glamorize underworld dons, she has glamorized our "sex icons" from yesteryears and you don't feel squirmy. Instead, you empathize and even convince yourself that they have been victims. Even though every decision they make towards that dark-gray zone of society is a conscious one.

Sure, the writing must have its merits for the actors to achieve what they did. But, throughout the film, you feel that you are getting snippets of someone's life, like newspaper cuttings. The flow is missing and you just see glimpses of the layers that make Silk an intriguing person. It also felt like this was done knowingly, to add to the enigma that she is. But, it left me wanting to peel off the mask and see the person behind. A feeling of being told an incomplete story. On the other hand, I'm glad they didn't serve me a sappy backstory.

Usually, something lacking in the story would make me recommend a film a little less. But there are other bits in the writing that make up for it in The Dirty Picture. Especially, the climax, not in the way it's played out, but the reason behind why things end the way they do. It's subtle and it flows by swiftly. But it's beautiful and is one of the few things that work in the second half.

Again, those shortcomings still do not take away from the bravado it takes to show a plump woman for 150 minutes; the pluck it takes to make cleavage undesirable (okay, maybe I'm taking it too far, but it makes cleavage look like breasts - a regular part of anatomy); the nerve it takes to tell the story of a woman who people look down upon. Surely, the Silk Smithas of the world are smiling in their graves.

- meeta, a part of the audience

42 reviewers(?) - 30 yays 6 so-so 6 nays

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Thumbs up, by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review : ...The Dirty Picture plays on its much preached about mantra of entertainment, entertainment and entertainment, delivering what it had promised, and at the same time making it thought provocative, teasing you to find out a lot more of the real Silk Smitha and the films and era that she had crafted in her heyday. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...I also enjoyed the way language has been used in this film. The costumes and car number plates make it clear that the story is set in Tamil Nadu, but director Milan Luthria (who earlier collaborated with Balaji on Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai) has wisely chosen not to get his cast to desperately struggle with accents.... full review

Thumbs up, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...Vidya Balan makes the Dirty sublime!... full review

Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...A brave & bold masterpiece showcasing 'Life As It Is' with its four aces - an exceptional script, an intelligent direction, fabulous dialogues and an extraordinary Vidya. (Movies To See Before You Die - Biographical) ... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...HE DIRTY PICTURE not only draws attention to the life of a sex goddess, but also makes us responsive of the catastrophe behind the facade.... full review

Thumbs up, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...when you hear the dialogue - “Humein public ko titillate karna hai,” you know they have nailed it!... full review

Thumbs up, by Mallika, DearCinema : ...And at last, Kudos to Balaji telefilms’ schizophrenic range of Productions! Right from creating Devi like Bahus even sleeping in kanjivarams and kilos of gold to creating a Babe like Silk who is teased by a man for wearing clothes lesser than a new born child is Path breaking.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...The screenplay is more of an entertainment show and works if viewed from that perspective. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini : ...Full marks go to film-makers for giving crisp screenplay, apt characterization and sharp dialogues making viewers stay glued to the screen and enjoy every bit of what they are watching.... full review

Thumbs up, by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini : ...It is in the performances, the dialogues and the taut screenplay where the heart of this film lies. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini : ...Finally a film that will see the masses and the classes sing the same tune. Oh La La Oh La La!... full review

Thumbs up, by Soumyadipta Banerjee , DNA : ...The film ends exactly the way you thought even though it seems that the filmmakers tried to make it look like an abrupt ending.... full review

Thumbs up, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...It’s a masterstroke, buying the rights to the song, and it continues to ring in your ears much after you’ve walked out of theatre.... full review

Thumbs up, by Swati Rohatgi, Film Impressions : ...The Dirty Picture is in-your-face entertainment that should not be ignored. A must watch especially for the first half.... full review

Thumbs up, Free Press Journal : ...Theres no denying that Ekta Kapoor and team, with this film following closely on her other successes like 'Sex, love aur Dhoka'and 'Ragini MMS'have created yet another window of opportunity for mainstream filmmakers who were hitherto afraid to peddle bolder themes and content.... full review

Thumbs up, by Somak, Gomolo.in : ...Focuses On The 'Dirt' In Our Minds... full review

Thumbs up, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...It starts to match the film within the film! This irony is oddly intriguing. It won’t be lost on anyone.... full review

Thumbs up, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...She may not be earthy enough for critics who have lusted after the real Silk in their youth. But she is all woman, and she is all sensuousness in a performance that is brave, bold and completely natural.... full review

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Business rating: 4 / 5 stars... full review

Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...While Naseer is fantastic as Surya, it is Emraan Hashmi who actually manages to steal some of the scenes, in spite of Vidya's presence.... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Whether it's in gaining rolls of extra weight for her role, turning the heat on onscreen, or whether it's in mouthing double-entendres in Rajat Arora's dialogues, it's clear that Balan is living her role as Silk with aplomb... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...reiterates that bold is beautiful.... full review

Thumbs up, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...forsakes much potential nuance in its urge to please crowds but is still far more engaging than most Bollywood produce... full review

Thumbs up, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...just draws an outline of Silk's character instead of painting a layered portrait but Vidya Balan makes it awe-inspiring with her performance.... full review

Thumbs up, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...Like its subject, the tone of Luthria’s movie is slightly over-the top and tends to caricaturize certain characters, but the lead performance is so all-encompassing that you don’t mind these flaws.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...Ekta Kapoor knows what works and what doesn’t. She’s made a smart move and created a film that will be remembered not only for Vidya Balan’s acting and passion to be the character she plays, but everything about the movie replicates a person’s life we knew nothing about. To me that is a big deal. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Is director Milan Luthria trying to comment on corny, titillating films of the past or is he using the premise to make a sophisticated version of the same? ... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...Vidya’s item number ‘Ooh la la’ is superb and its credit goes to Bappi Lahiri. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...The Dirty Picture is definitely not only your film for the week, but is a seminal work that will be studied in feminist discourses. ... full review

Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Kudos to Rajat Arora for his brisk screenplay that never loses its sight from the storyline and characterization. ... full review

So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...The period details are recreated well, and also glimpses of Tamil films of that period are authentic; but you see the industry only from the point of view of one star, one writer, one producer, one director and one journalist—oversimplifying everything to the point of dilution.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Gutsy Vidya makes 'Dirty Picture' watchable... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...she lets her stomach spill over without sucking it in, knowing full well that the male gaze mostly and willingly switches between boob and butt. But, and this is where the film falters, not going where it should have, into the rage-and-pain-and real-feeling territory. ... full review

So-So, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...A casual celebration of the worst of the Eighties. But the remarkable lead performances lift ‘The Dirty Picture’ from mediocrity... full review

So-So, Mixed Bag : ...An evident experiment to be somewhere between being an art film and a commercial film, TDP tilts more towards the latter... full review

So-So, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...For all that talk of feminism, the film regresses a little towards the latter part when it strays into Madhur Bhandarkar territory when a broke heroine of dirty films has to resort to porn to save her house.... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...The true feminism in a film like The Dirty Picture is off-screen, in its indication that a major actor today, who could be playing romantic interests for another five years, is not only willing to play these parts but is also finding the films to play these parts in... full review

Thumbs down, by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini : ...Somehow, Silk, even with her consistently unapologetic celebration of sexuality, which is further strengthened by her naturally witty banter, doesn`t manage to make her carnival, a revelry for us, neither do her tragedies shed their melancholia.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Silk's tragedy does come through on account of Vidya's fearless performance which prompts you to overlook her occasional lapses into Convent-educated Bombay diction and cheer for the fact that finally a film led entirely by its heroine is likely to become a big draw at the box-office—sadly, for all the wrong reasons.... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...The film’s look is a mishmash of aesthetics, the camera uninspired. There are too many tight takes early on in what seems to be an effort to ease the task of making it look like a period setting.... full review

Thumbs down, StarBoxOffice : ...Filthy picture... full review

Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...is body, body, all body and no soul! ... full review

358 tweeters(?) - 257 yays 37 so-so 64 nays

zombeaner: Vidya Balan is AMAZING in a very good film RT @twitchfilm Reviews: THE DIRTY PICTURE Review http://bit.ly/s9FggN

Zeshan_Hussain: Vidya Balan is simply extraordinary in The Dirty Picture. The actress proves that she needs no actor to deliver a hit. Remarkable talent!

yoginisd: If you haven't watched The Dirty Pictures as yet go watch it. Money well spent. #Bollywood

yashraj_goyal: THE DIRTY PICTURE-The first bollywood film that actually deserves an 'A' certificate.... awsum movie.... Vidya Balan rocks...!!!

Writer_Rachna: DIrty Picture proves that female actress can also lead as HERO in the movie!

wmushtaq: Dirty picture is a hit in dialogues ... Wana c puss in boots next!

whitelight007: Dirty picture has some really good dialogues and some really good acting.

vSAMosa: Saw Dirty Picture twice. Anything that starts with a Nietzsche quote and then talks about our good old bad films was worth a 2nd see

vishalmanohar: Liked 'Dirty Picture'.. but they could have done without Emraan Hashmi and Tushar Kapoor..

VineethJose: #Dirty picture was awesomeness, watched with a very live audience in theater and enjoyed every bit of it.

VinayakVaity: the dirty picture is awesome movie vidya balan is too good and milan luthria is genius he again proove that he is great director

VIKRANT00001: The dirty picture is superb.

vikasexe: Saw Dirty Picture last night .... Awesome movie!! Vidya Balan is the real HERO among all actors n acress there!! ...

venky_rao: Dirty Picture....Good Picture

veenaasikcand: Dirty Picture enjoyed a movie after a long,long time,everything was so nice Great movie no words☺☺

varun2010: Dirty picture has oomph comparable to any illustrated Hollywood flick. If not more. Vidya Balan gives sexy another dimension.

varsharamann: Watched The Dirty Picture at @Esquare this afternoon. And I liked it. Good job by Vidya Balan #thedirtypicture

VaibhavRajender: Well acted movie The Dirty Picture. Naseer Sahab and Vidya Balan awesome. Emraan good job even without a kiss.

umeshluthria: The dirty picture should sweep the awards next year. Milan you have made us Luthria clan proud with your work.

uditvashisht: #inothernews watched 'The Dirty Picture' last night... A must watch. Vidya is at its prime best...

udhnis: Dirty Picture! Bold, Brillaint & Entertaining!

tirtha2003: Dirty Picture is not that dirty....It unveils the clean pure form of human hidden with layers of dirt thrown by society...

The_Allegorist: Vidya Balan is a power house in The Dirty Picture. Pun intended.

TheRohanK: Go and Watch The Dirty Picture for some Dhamakedar dialogues... and For ENTERTAINMENT.....

TheEchonomist: 'The Dirty Picture'. One of the better movies in recent times. Takes a lot of gumption to take on the role which Vidya Balan did. Respect.

TheCalmDev: #TheDirtyPicture gave us a new hero #VidyaBalan. More in my #review: Click link http://bit.ly/uftTsE

teknicsand: Watched Dirty Picture. Good movie. 15 mins too long.

tejupotluri: Watchd The dirty picture... Omg briliant performance once again by vidya..love her..best actres eva..very bold character nd a intense mvie

tapitap10: Dirty picture~ Vidya Balan amazing work! An actor showcasing her acting under the guise of sex. Perfect contradiction to the fakhris, kaifs

sushmafun: The dirty picture is not dirty at all. Go for Vidya

Surladdha: Three cheers for vidya balan! Truly a Hero amongst the heroines today!! #the dirty picture

Suresh_2011_: Great salute to director for taking subject like Dirty Picture, a great attempt from Vidya, awesome screenplay and "writing especially".

SurajSuraj99: The Dirty picture is not dirty is bollywood reallty

Sunny_AroraUk: Feel like giving @tanuj_garg a hug! Dirty Picture. Absolutely Superb! Still remember the day you introduced me to @Neha_Dhupia. All the best

sunilchannal: DIRTY PICTURE IS TOO GOOD & VIDYA LOOKING SOO HOT& IMRAN IS ALWAYS GOOD 'WELLDONE EKTA KAPOOR..'...!

SumeetGupta21: "Dirty Picture".A combination of 'C' Grade movie n awesm wrk by Vidya Balan.Credit goes to d makers.In short a "MUST WATCH"(Without Family).

soni_dm: Dirty picture - superb...vidhya balan acting osum

sonalchauhan7: Dirty picture *****+*. Its fantastic. DON'T MISS IT!!! Vidya Balan is the new hero of the industry!!!

SLotH13: +1000 RT @mentalexotica: I just watched The Dirty Picture and I still want Vidya Balan, lust handles et al. Rawr. In a kitschy kind of way.

sjoshipura: #MovieReview The Dirty Picture - A very Good movie , Direction is Good ! Vidya Balan is brilliant http://tl.gd/egs975 via @sjoshipura

ShyamDevasia: watched the movie 'Dirty Picture'. Mind blowing performance by Vidya Balan. She belongs to the rare species of "Brave actress".

ShubaDesikan: watched the Dirty Picture - very bold and powerful statement...

Shrimi: dirty picture. Fantastic movie. Vidya balan....absolutely brilliant.

ShashiKSingh: Fantastic journey of script, power house performance by Vidya Balan. Everything is beautiful in this DIRTY PICTURE. Must watch!

shashankbhag: The Dirty Picture is a must watch. Easily one of d best movies of the year... Vidya and d rest of d team... Take a bow..

Sharma_Ashwani: Saw Dirty Picture last night .... Awesome movie!! Vidya Balan is the real HERO among all actors n acress there!! .... #TheDirtyPicture

sharad_doba: dirty picture is not that dirty its reality

sghosh26: Today saw " Dirty Picture " ........ liked it ! :)

SEIYAGAUTAM: Watched 'The Dirty Picture' last nite...vidya's done a brilliant job...but the best were the dialogues...

satish_loves143: Dirty picture just asummmm vidya balan was just mindblowing must watch

SashinSK: Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture! Simply sublime! Hats off 2 her.

sarafrohan: Only vidya balan could pull it off, the dirty picture is a good watch, and hats off to bappi da, oh la la, oh la la...

SapnaSehravat: Just saw "The Dirty Picture"...Amazing. The audience had countless moments where they couldn't resist clapping.

sanjivoscar: Clean Sweep by Dirty Picture. Not only "Hats Off" to Vidya Balan. Awesome movie

sandeepchordia3: The dirty picture is one of the most compelling watch in the recent times.

sandeep062: Watched "The Dirty Picture", commendable acting, direction and msg - Public recognition is as false and hollow as its notion of existence...

sanamjain3: Vidya Balan is the hero amongst heroines,woman talent+power personified,'dirty picture' performance entertaining+award winning.: )

samirvirani: Dirty Picture A Must Watch For everyone. Vidya Balan Is Outstanding. Would sweep all Awards this year for sure.

sajitpillai: The dirty picture...bold comedy...but was fun...entertainment

saikatroy007: Superb movie dirty picture, vidya is amazing & kudos to rajat arora and milan lutharia, loved their once upon a time in mumbai too last year

SaifuRizvi: Watched the Dirty Picture. Vidya B has done a excellent Job. Never imagined Bollywood would able 2 produce such kind of movie.

sadiq_dwicked: the dirty picture, itz realy dirty, must watch

sachdevasampark: Loved #Dirty Picture....#VidyaBalan has answered her critics in the face...Great performances....

saahil_taurean: Well I saw The Dirty Picture y'dae....all those who gave negative feedback buzz off....!!!!

rukutaneja: 2nd movie of the day: The Dirty Picture. Good concept & decent execution. Extra credit for the extremely sexy Vidya Balan. Yum, #Bollywood

rrk312: Enjoined The Dirty Picture! Milan Luthria and Rajat Arora have given awesome dialogues for the second time after Once Upon A Time in Mumbai!

ronaldalexander: So.. The Dirty Picture turned out to be a good watch. @realvidyabalan was Smoking'! (no pun intended ;))

romaferns: Dirty picture... awesome movie.. Its still on my mind beautifully made

rohitbhagwat: The Dirty Picture = big dialogues + Vidya.. Vidya Balan - you are surely everyone's fantasy

RohanDasgupta: #MyReview The Dirty Picture is more than just an entertainer. Brilliant acting by Balan and Shah. Great dialogue writing too. #MyRating 4/5.

rohanchou: ‎"Desi Boys" was a "Dirty Picture " , and Vidya Balan in "The Dirty Picture" was a true "Rockstar

Riteshsrivast: Great job @Balan_Vidya g..loved ur movie Dirty Picture...ultimate performance...

RicheshSharma1: Dirty Picture, awesome movie, hats off to Vidya Balan.

Renju1984: The Dirty Picture - Vidya Balan & the dialouges in da movie... Awesome....

raviujjwal: Must watch ooh lala flavoured Dirty Picture. Hahaaa grt fun may be.,.....4 stars given by ::HT::#

ranbir_kapoor_l: Awesom movie desi boys nd dirty picture . .

ranand786: Dirty picture awsme movies...

rampalarjun: Dirty Picture super film, everyone is fab,congrats Ekta,Milan,Emraan,Tushar,Naseer Sir,but OMG Vidya Balan just makes u speechless. Bravo.

Ramblinggeek: The Dirty Picture. Nice movie ! . Liked it.

ram5shh: Dirty picture is awesome. Rajinikanth total damage

rajnishnath: Great Movie - The Dirty Picture...What acting by Vidya Balan.... Heart & Soul in the character depicted by her.....Great job Ekta & team.

rajeevsurana: Am so impressed with the positioning of 'The Dirty Picture'. And the best part is there are no half measures!! And that is what is required…

Raja_Satish: The Dirty Picture is decent snapshot of 1980s Indian cinema, a shallow portrait of the life of SILK wid savvy screenplay and witty dialogues

quillessential: The dirty picture was very dirty and i LOVED the movie! ;D

PvNProductions: The Dirty Picture...Must Watch..Hats off to "Silk"..I mean ahh what's the name of the actress?....what more can I say about the movie

Punkster101: The average movie watcher will not like The Dirty Picture. It's a shame actually, caged minds only amused by cliched works of art.

ps3llr: Silk! Silk! Silk! and Entertainment! Entertainment! Entertainment! Go for it! http://fb.me/1j0kAVWpm

Priyanka_m_pat: Dirty picture is too good to be dirty...

priyajnvctc: watched DIRTY PICTURE yesterday. And its a must watch.A true story of late actress silk smita. Go watch the rest and how dirty realy it is

prityrocks: Loved ," The Dirty Picture". Ditto to the Cast, specially Vidya Balan n Emraan Hashmi:)

PritamB13: The Dirty Picture Roxxxx !!!! What a movie *Hatts offf * Vidya Balan #Silk Mind Blasting * Millan lutharia * #Worthy

prince2689: A salute to Vidya Balan. Phenomenal acting in 'The Dirty Picture'. Awesome movie with heavy dialogues.....

prameetkamat: Dirty picture was a great watch. Some funny lines!

PrakashDave: Hats of 2 Vidya Balan's acting n Rajat's dialogs r d soul of the Dirty Picture. nice film bt if v minus n e 1 frm d film its Without soul.

Prahlad32: "The Dirty picture" - Awesome acting by everyone and some real good acting by Vidya balan she is very gutsy allright ;) :)

PinkBlend: so the dirty picture was epic awesome esp coz o dialogues..

PeaceOVent: The Dirty Picture - Cleverly written!

PatkarPrasad: Credit goes to d Star cast of 'Dirty Picture'. Vidya Balan, her cleavages, her bosom, her navel, her thighs all have played their part well.

ParthVasavada: It is the dirtiness of your mind, if you find anything dirty in the Dirty Picture!

PaglaShaitan: 7.5 The movie is blousefull @zoOm_buzz On a scale of 1 to 10, how dirty was The Dirty Picture? #UrReview

oyeujuoye: The dirty picture *woot woot*

NuharBansal: Saw Dirty Picture this evening. PLAIN AWESOMENESS. Hats off to you @RealVidyaBalan !!

NPisharodi: Dirty Picture.. Vidhya Balan proves she is one the most talented actresses

nmaragh89: dirty picture great movie vidya balan great job , tusshar and the rest of the gang!

Nishtha_kapoor: The Dirty Picture:is very diirtyyy ;-) & so is vidhya balan's powerfull performance. 4/5 frm my side P.S:watch it parents at ur own risk!!

nishril: Great acting by vidya balan and mindblowing dialogues in the movie makes dirty picture a must watch..!!

nikkulo: Dirty Picture= Vidya's Best ..Ekta and Milan definitely know what turns the audience ON !!!..Paisa Vasool

nievU: Dirty picture is a good entertainer. The movie will be remembered for dialogues. Vidya will surely walk away with awards and tags.

nehathirani: Watched The Dirty Picture, fantastic movie. Vidya Balan has given the performance of a lifetime.

neelimakhanna: The Dirty Picture was Entertainment! Entertainment! Entertainment !

nazarius2: Just watched Dirty Picture....Vidya Balan has done a fantastic job!

nayakh: Saw 2 gr8 movies this weekend. Puss in boots n The Dirty picture. Vote goes to Puss over Silk. Awesome animation n acting prowess by Vidya!

nammu85: #justwatched dirty picture and totally loved it and awesome perfirmance by evertyone

Nalin_V_Sinha: Dirty Picture - a nicely done movie. Vidya Balan is superb

Naim_K: the real hero of "The Dirty Picture" is @rajatsaroraa, awesome dialogues... every other dialogue was like an "Epic tweet" material ;) #TDP

n2r3ndr2: 7 RT @zoOm_buzz: On a scale of 1 to 10, how dirty was The Dirty Picture? #UrReview

my_4aj: #dirty picture aint that bad really..decent performances all around.. ignore the STEREOTYPING.. 3.5 on 5!!

mykarchie: 'The Dirty Picture' was good, and Ms.Balan was terrific !

mukeshps: 'The Dirty Picture'... totally #ENTERTAINMENT ! Vidya Balan at her best- Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment...

mrbean4friends: Dirty picture - could not get the language but got vidhya's body language...;) review - ++++++++++. Not for gals

motleyreverie: The Dirty Picture was really Dirty! Thank goodness for Bappi's Ooh la La and Nasir. Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment.

monikarawal: Dirty Picture - kick-ass dialogues, brilliant Vidya Balan, fab Naseer & killer music. full paisa vasool & a dirty experience. @VidyaBalan4U

MikhailMiranda: Dirty Picture was not at all a bad movie !!!

mhatresantoshv: Ishqiya combo sizzles once again. Dirty picture is one of the finest of 2011.Bowled over by Balan. A truly award winning performance.

ME_Vishnu: wow had a gr8 eve seeing the sizziling vidya balan on screen.......loved THE DIRTY PICTURE!!!! :) standing ovations to the whole cast n crew

meownextdoor: Awesome movie. "@oyeujuoye: The dirty picture *woot woot*"

MasterGirish: Watched The DIRTY PICTURE today..... not very Dirty. A heart-touching movie. Good work by the whole team.

manurealhd: watched The Dirty Picture... Its all about Vidya Balan.. mindblowing performance ...

LovedTweet: The Dirty Picture Review: Deserves a Four Star! http://su.pr/2OEgZM

Lordfolkland: Haha just saw it. Its a nice movie and Vidya gave super performance. RT @Roktimchess: Dirty Picture

Llakr: Today i have watched the movie dirty picture what a awesome movie it was. Strong acting by Emraan,vidya and nasir. Strong mouth of voice .

LiteraryLapses: About The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan did it just right. Performance!

Lapogrian: OK saw it DIRTY PICTURE must see it in Chandan cinema the whistles& hoots as the dialogue snaps crackles n pops & Vidhya Balan sizzles!

lady_bhim: Louve the dirty picture. Watch it tweeple. @debahuty @blah_di_dah

KRITS14: dirty things are sometimes beautiful and out of the box..'The DIRTY Picture' proved it..a must watch movie.Vidya Balan kudos to her acting

Komal_mahendra: Dirty picture!its an awesome movie! Vidya balan you rocked!al the awards should belong to you this year!

kishkito: Watched The Dirty Picture, fantastic movie. Vidya Balan has given the performance of a lifetime.

kisan_comp: DiRtY pIcTuRe once again proves that the Wonderful painting is not always painted with the rosy RED But with Vibrant Blood!!!!

kiran_samra: Watched dirty picture... Good movie but dirty

kichiepoo: Watched 2 movies back2back. Dirty Picture..nice, loved VB..She is one gutsy girl& fab actor..Tintin..never read it so was so so for me.. :-)

khushh: Vidya Balan paints quite a Dirty Picture!! Superb performance!

kevingala: The Dirty Picture has some of the best dialogue heard in any Hindi film in the last few years @BollywoodGandu

ketakijoshi1: Dirty Picture is Dirty no doubt, yet effective...Vidya Balan sizzles on screen as the lascivious 'SILK'

Kedhar333: A performance bollywood would always remember vidya balan as silk, Dirty Picture, what a film what a performance,

kdas907: dirty picture is very cleanly entertaining film ....well scripted,well directed and well acted....

kaymatthews: So. The Dirty Picture. Mostly like, love bits, adore Vidya Balan unconditionally, let down a wee bit especially after the interval.

kapil_online: Surf excel was right... Dirty is really good....DIRTY PICTURE ROCKZZ!!!:-) :-)

kanika_22: Best Sunday ever- watched Dirty Picture. Shopping. And a birthday celebration at night of my cousin bro. Wish Monday never comes...

kanapraba: The Dirty Picture - neat work

juzzsagar: saw "dirty picture" last day..my 1st ever boldest movie in theater...but nice "dirty picture".....

JotiiChahal: 4. Total fob when it comes to bollywood LOL! Speaking of which...DIRTY PICTURE was amazing! #20factsaboutme

jithin_george: Had a lazy weekend except the fact dat saw a good movie ' The dirty picture.' Oh damn, need to go office tomorrow

jenadsouza: Dirty Picture - Rating 8.5/10. Vidya Balan 10/10.

Jayashripradhan: 'The Dirty Picture' is a satire on all people who came to watch the movie! It tells us "Movies Sell because of the SEX" and also proves it!

jayaprakashbr: The Dirty Picture- An untold story of an actress whose on-screen performance was enjoyed by people, but couldn't find societal acceptance

javedkhan149: sexy movie the dirty picture!wow vidhya

jatin_gala: Very impressed by the vidya's role in 'The Dirty Picture'. What a powerful performance. Truly deserving best actress of the year!!

JanamTapitright: Saw Dirty Picture today. For a change within a week of release. Hats off to Vidya Balan

jacob_kuriako1: Dirty picture rockzz. Vidhya balan is toooooooooooo dirty

Jackiedadabhai: Dirty picture rocks ,vidya is there anyone who can come even close to you , you r the best what an act hats off

ITSMEUV: awsum movie The dirty picture must watch

ISanyukta: Loved The Dirty Picture. Fantastic dialogues.

invictusgops: Saw THE Dirty Picture yesterday.. film is all about three things "1. VIDYABALAN 2.VIDYABALAN 3.VIDYABALAN"

indraprajwal7: dirty picture s what it is...entertainment! entertainment! AND ENTERTAINMENT! dont u agree?

imansooor: Dirty picture rocks

IjuShakya: The Dirty Picture was an amazing experience!!

iam_ashish: #whatifindattractive dirty picture.

iamsenadam: The Dirty Picture was Entertainment! Entertainment! Entertainment!

IamSB: The dirty pictures is a nice movie. Drags a little at end, but still. Vidya Balan is amazing.

iamnrg: THE DIRTY PICTURE..... THORDI SEE DOUBLE X HAI! MAGAR AB JAB SABKO PASAND AI TOH FIR.. MUJAY BHI PASAND AI!! BUT YAAR THORDI SE DOUBLE X AI!

hivigneshhere: 'The Dirty Picture' celebrates Silk...Hats off Vidya Balan!!! The movie was a feast!!!

hitechsubs: Dirty picture is rise of silk... fall of men..

harshpesit: Everything was perfect. The scenes,dialogues,music and Vidya Balan was terrificly good. #dirty picture

harshmarine: Saw dirty picture last night... just one word fully entertaining..

haroonrulz: Dirty picture is nt that dirty.. jus enjoying to the core.. loving vidya balan... Muaahhhhhh

harinanka: RT Vidya Balan's performance in Dirty Picture - kickass. Tussar's performance - will someone please kick his ass?

hardik_65: This ---> "@desijourno: On a happy note, please watch The Dirty Picture for three reasons: Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment."

guptas08: After coming out of the theatre there will be 3 words on your lips, Ent, Ent n Ent Indeed Vidya Balan is an entertainer The Dirty Picture

Gratitudes_imi: New woman superstar has arrived she herself is enough to make film open big at BO no guesses am talking abt Vidyabalan http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/the-dirty-picture-makes-rs-9-10-crore-at-friday-box-office/

gradwolf: Liked Dirty Picture for the most part. Except for the spineless denouement and overdose of angavastram and veshti.

girish58: Dirty Picture- Hilake chodtha hai--emotionally, mentally and physically! Vidya Balan, one of the most versatile and sensitive actresses ever

GGTS: Just watched The Dirty Picture. Full marksto art director, good movie. DG recommends.

geekyogi: Finally a good hindi movie - The Dirty Picture, my review 8/10. #UrReview

freakomalay: Dirty picture is entertainment , entertainment and entertainment

Forever_Tarun: 8.5. Vidya Balan rules RT @zoOm_buzz: On a scale of 1 to 10, how dirty was The Dirty Picture? #UrReview

faizanlakhani: so, dirty picture isnt so dirty, much better and saaf than murder-2 & pyar ka punchnama...

faizankhan383: Nice movie dirty picture,, brilliant acting by vidya balan. Total nett after 3 days 30 crore,super hit

enizzzle: Don't understand why people are being so negative towards dirty picture.. No one appreciates talent anymore?

emraanhashmi786: On a happy note, please watch The Dirty Picture for three reasons: Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment.

EkThaAbid: Silk Smitha kya jadoo kiya hai..Dirty Picture is a BLOCKBUSTER hai boss!!

DrVinzzz: Wid Dirty Picture, Vidhya achieved what she probably always wanted as an actress... To be every man's fantasy! *thumbs up*

donjacobjoy: The dirty picture... Nyc movie

doc_on_rocks: the dirty picture = the good picture after a long time

dipit: Dirty Picture was awesome and so was Vidya Balan.At college in kochi had heard about Shakeela bt Silk Smitha seems to be bigger!

Dhonifanatic: The Dirty Picture is a winner all the way!! Take a bow Vidya Balan & Rajat Arora (dialogues)!! Lotsa awards to come their way!!

dhiraj_kumar: Ashwani Sharma Saw Dirty Picture last night .... Awesome movie!! Vidya Balan is the real HERO… http://goo.gl/fb/sYksh

dharmesh2k9: dirty picture, tried to find out whts dirty abt tht movie. I found nothing. Watch it... its not dirty, its a beautiful piece.

devnijhara: Dirty Picture:8.5/10. Vidya Balan: 10/10 what an actor she is, superb!!

devakatta: Woke up with 'dirty picture' hangover...terrific writing & design. Is this Bollywood renaissance? Ekta is d star of stars ruling wth content

deesinawab: i was saw dirty picture last night vidya di do very well in this film. . the film go rock

DeepXP: Watched The Dirty Picture today.. First half was fantastic.. 2nd half was not so bad.. overall.. good movie

debazden: #the dirty picture watch it for vidya and ooh lala

DarshanGole: Dirty picture made my weekend ! Respect #vidyabalan

d4rKn1ght: From Jaane bhi do yaaron to the dirty picture naseeruddin shah has come a long way... Vidya balan take a bow... #dirtypicture #fb

cybermondayad: Dirty Picture proves to be picture perfect http://shar.es/oZHPH

chauhanpsc: Dirty picture simply mind blowing, Vidya u did a fantastic job best thing is tht no one talking about hero its only u & well written script.

CH3NCO: Naakka Mukka naakka mukka... Dirty Picture was awesome!

catchketki: kudos to the whole team of the dirty picture... Too gud!

caljuonask23: Vidya balan and milan lutharia makes even a dirty picture into a beautiful movie. Boldest movie ever

BreakingViews4u: The Dirty Picture My Review: Vidya Balan is the true superstar, her carrier best, d life & soul of the movie Rating: 4 Tissue paper out of 5

bommali: watch dirty picture for some brilliant performances.. #TheDirtyPicture

BoL_BLoGGeR: The Dirty Picture is one more example for idiot writers & directors that Woman-centric film can also earn money and get d audience.

bollywoodaaina: Movie review: The Dirty Picture ****/5

BOBtylor: Time to get Dirty ... ; ) 'The Dirty Picture' is a highly recommended film. Entertainment guaranteed ........ <3

bhattacharyya_a: Gr8 performance by @emraanhashmi ,@TusshKapoor @vidyabalan, @naseeruddin.!! It can't get any sober dirty than The Dirty Picture! Retweet Pls

Bhaktiarora: Films like Dirty Picture can really wipe out the line between the multiplex crowd and the single screen audience.. What an audience it was!

Bha7ikShah: The Dirty Picture!! An awesome movie.. Confused, whether it's an artistic movie or an entertainer?? Or both??!!

bangera_praveen: The Dirty Picture Nice Movie Vidya Balan is superb

badalrocks: Just saw the dirty picture...excellent dialogues

BabysNest: Da...da...the dirty picture....nyce movie. first tym lyked emraan's role & character. vidya snatched the SERIAL... http://fb.me/xuxVjmfO

atulsingh001: 'Dirty Picture' movie was for Vidya n she did great. nice transformation. #fb

Atulshivshanker: Dirty picture is owsome

asjadnazir: The Dirty Picture is an OUTSTANDING movie. 4/5 for the movie & a BIG 5/5 for Vidya Balan who delivers best performance of 2011 #bollywood

ashmita7: now this is the best #dirty picture i have ever seen..

ashlenexo: Just watched Dirty Picture and loved it!! Ooh la la!! #bollywood

ArunPM1: Dirty picture sensous and bold Vidya and catchy dialogues #vidyabalan #dirty picture

arinpoche: Watched dirty picture! Must watch movie of our time! Watch it and you will remember till you die!

Arijitcool: Vidya Balan rocked with her performance in her latest flick "The Dirty Picture". She deserves a recognition. A national is must for her...!

ArbitWords: i liked vidya balan in the dirty picture..hardwork shows. respect.

Apurba_PS: watchd The Dirty Picture last nyt, 'twas an engaging watch dazzled with rock-solid per4mances 4m Miss Balan & Mr. Hashmi

aptialahouse: vidya balan is looking ravishing,the goddess of kamasutra in dirty picture,also wonderful acting by the legendary naseer sir,emraan & tussar

anu_malhan: Dirty Picture :- overall movie was good! First part was a bit raunchy but second part was good. Director succeeded to convey the message.

anujam1970: Saw 'Dirty Picture'! Vidya Balan was awesome! What an actor! Lovely movie! :)

Anneeliks2tweet: Saw dirty picture it is a great movie..vidya balan and u acted so well :)

AnkurGhosh: Have followed a lot of heroes and their movies. Time to add Vidya Balan to the list! What an amazing performance in The Dirty Picture.

AnksReview: Anks Review: "The Dirty Picture" - Rating ( * * * * ) - Bold, Shocking & Real. It was a much awaited movie based... http://fb.me/1qD1CTPnc

anithaleo: If only they had edited dirty picture well... It wld have been an even better film

anithabose: Watched ThE Dirty PIcture last nite! Vidya balan outstandin,,loved her throughout de movie! Total entertainment! A mst watch guys:o)

anisabombay: #the dirty picture....fabulous job by vidya balan, naseer sir and emraan. Definitely vidyas best work by far :)

anilo92: Gr8 day; Mrng- King Khan live @ cochin, Wat an Aura! Afternoon -Dirty Picture,Wat a movie! Evening - 1 out of 6 play, wat a performance!

aneeshapatni: Saw Dirty Picture over the weekend. Vidya Balan was brilliant! Drags a wee bit towards the end but overall KICKASS movie. Awards for sure.

aneesha84: The Dirty Picture......amazing movie.......rocking performance by vidya balan......

anand_arjun: DIrty Picture is a One Woman Show of Vidya Balan. She has set a new benchmark for acting in contemporary cinema. This dirt is really good.

amodini: Movie Review : The Dirty Picture: Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama, bio-pic Year : 2011 Running time : 2 hours 20 mi... http://bit.ly/rPeUah

amitbogar: Watched "The Dirty Picture". Vidya "moti" rocks. Superb performance!!!

ameet07: Ooh la la la bappi da rocks as the movie dirty picture.gud movie.

Allee_G: What a performance by Vidya balan in dirty picture. Finally a woman in Bollywood who can do headline grabbing non-barbielike role. Hats off!

AkshayTee: Vidya Balan's performance in Dirty Picture worth a watch !!

ajitchouhan: The Dirty picture just blows your mind away with its awesome dialogues. Rajat arora is the real star

aishwaryababu: Dirty picture .. I like :D

Against_Pseudos: The Dirty Picture is a good watch for 3 reasons. Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan!

adityarajagopal: Dirty picture is sleazy to its core, but its vidya balan who burns the screen with presence and performance; my pick for national award

Abykaby: Got 3.5 ratings to 'dirty picture' but don't to see with family

aamirshahidfan: ok just back from dirty picture must say quite liked the film first half was really good while second half was average

aakash_sd: Watch Dirty Picture for once in a lifetime role n performance by Vidya Balan and the superb one liners spread liberally in the movie!!

6bitzchange: The Dirty Picture was GREAT! Vidya Balan bought the house down. She's badass! But I knew it when I saw Parineeta now I'm remembering it.

2192_abma: Watched the dirty picture last night. Amazing dialouges

vishnur_: The Dirty Picture is just OK!! May be I expected a better screenplay

vijayrnair: dirty picture dialogues are double meaning some of them but good.time pass

urvi251: Saw the dirty picture. #VidyaBalan just lets go like no other actor would. and is smokin. Movie was o-k.

tvmahalingam: Dirty Picture. 1st half: entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. 2nd half: sad, sad, sad, story. As halves, they work well. Whole: 3/5.

Trabblepop: The Dirty Picture has left me confused. I liked the film- vidya balan is fantastic. Naseerudin shahs role cud have been dun by anyone..

thej: Dirty Picture 2.5. Great first half and lousy second half.

sweetmepraju: Dirty picture...all in all an avg. movie, loaded with some good dialogues !!

sonalsheopori: Dirty picture- great dialouges, great performances, movie still average!!!

ShriK16: With elements amiss, the dirty picture loses out on being a classic movie. But Vidya Balan steals the show in the first half.

shivomk206: Dirty Picture: One time watch movie.. :)

shakwrites: The only thing nauseating in 'The Dirty Picture' is the dialogs.A watchable film that is held together mainly due to its female protagonist.

salilshankar: The Dirty Picture moves from good, to unnecessary to ultimately... Alright!!! :) watched it finally.... :)

sahilrajpal00: Gutsy Vidya Balan makes ‘Dirty Picture’ watchable http://universe4free.com/?p=121

ripwanwinkle: Watched dirty picture, didn't hate it,wasn't boring, balaji is a productn house to watch out for TDP, Shor in the city & Ragini MMS in a yr

rchith: Vidya balan has poured heart and soul into the dirty picture and it shows. Too bad the rest of the cast and a limp 2nd half kill it.

rawat_laxman: the dirty picture-dialogues are awesome.....acting of hasmi and vidya was also awesome....overall picture is okay..one time watch...:-P

rajeshraiz: The Dirty Picture - 6.5/10 The success of a film depends on three things; entertainment, entertainment,... http://fb.me/FFotx5lJ

QwertyBwoy: I certainly need time to rejuvinate myself from the evils dirty picture... Actually itna bura bhi nahi tha...

priyapatidar14: "The Dirty Picture" I personally din't find it gr8.Its a OK movie but have to appreciate Vidhya Balan's performance..very similar to Fashion

premasankar: Dirty Picture. Lot of skin display ofcourse. Too dragging. Story is obvious, there is nothing more to it. One time watch! "3/5" #bollywood

nimish_jose: Watched the Dirty Picture and was completely wowed by Vidya's performance. The movie could have been much better executed in the 2nd half.

namzforever: Vidya Balan is Brilliant in The Dirty Picture ! Watch it jus for her performance..the movie doesn't live up otherwise ..

mayank61282: Stunning performance by Vidhya Balan in Dirty Picture... Movie is an average 3 out of 5..

MalayD: Watched Dirty Picture. Good enough to make me read up on Silk, bad enough to make me feel 'can do much better' after reading up on Silk.

JustChetu: THE DIRTY PICTURE is not a GREAT MOVIE,but it makes a hell lot better to watch thanks to Vidya. Rating: 3/5. Watch it n ur nt disappointed

itsmuralimohan: Dirty Picture: 2.75/5 The story on temptresses of the 80s Silk Smitha is not well crafted by the director. (cont) http://tl.gd/ehtlp8

grishah: The dirty picture is okay!! Yeah entertaining but okay.

fahadkc: Watch The Dirty Picture for three reasons: Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. Dialogues are awful

DoubleExpat: Just watched The Dirty Picture. Vidya Balan shines in an otherwise mediocre film.

Beingziyaakhan: The Dirty Picture-Interesting 1st half,Sloppy 2nd half.Vidya-Fab, Naseer-Fab,Emran-Why?,Tushaar-Producers Brother.Dialogues-bakwas.

AshokSasidharan: spent almost whole day @ home itself.. went to watch 'dirty picture' ..gud 4 one time watch

AshfaqueS: Dirty picture rev; Dragged to death but a 1 time watch, above avg dlg ... Naseruddin balan and hashmi awesome ... Tushar mere prop in da mov

arvindbhasin: Dirty picture was decent..

arunagupta: A Dirty picture was good but had room to make it intense with a little more research into Silks life especially after the interval.

ameya_bellare: Dirty picture is jst a sensuous version of Fashion..perhaps wt bettr dialogues

ambujesh: Am i the only one here who thinks Dirty Picture is an average movie with very good performance by Vidya Balan??

4MAK: The Dirty Picture was good, but sorry Vidya you can't bring Silk in you..not even 1%

__vC__: Saw dirty picture. Did not like it.

yodakinthestore: The dirty picture needed to be much, much dirtier to be true to Silk Smitha.

widescreen2009: #dirty picture: standout performance by vidya balan in a patchy, awkward, plastic film.

utterflea: Oh Im back 2 send 1 last rant in2 twittervers abt The Dirty Picture. Flick starts with a quote frm Nietzsche. THATS how fucking pseudo it is

tejbirdulat22: http://www.news.saanj.net/movie-review-the-dirty-picture-needlessly-smutty -- Movie Review : 'The Dirty Picture'- Needlessly smutty

TanyaRMadrid: Dirty picture was a torture!

sum1t: Saw Dirty Picture today#Boring

starprakhar: The dirty picture sucks. Stupid movie

sa_lil: Poorly written, badly directed and most of all, dishonest is The Dirty Picture.

saurabh27march: The Dirty Picture is just a Bollywood Version of the movie "Fashion" ... not understanding y ppl are very crazy about that movie...

sarathyishere: Dirty picture is wat it promises to be. A filthy 3rd class flick. Skip it if you can.

Sanjay388Khan: This dialogue u will find often inThe Dirty Picture ..but u knw wat u will miss in the movie?? its Ëntertainment itself

SanjanaJ: dirty picture.... below expectations... but kudos to vidya for her bold performance!

sameervidwans: Wasted 300 rs on 'dirty picture'. 100 rs on real Blue films was better option. Atleast I dnt hv 2 look 4 story, screenplay, Dialogues & dir.

sahiljoshii: Dirty picture ..superbly dirty vidya balan but where is picture

RoofiAnisha: The Dirty Picture was a real disappointment...Vidya's portrayal of Silk Smitha reeked of imitation ..

Rocket_Sandeep: The Dirty picture not so good...

RjManan: The Dirty Picture is like Kolaveri Di. Why this ooh la la? Dunno why people feel its so good. #BOOBS-U

ravichoudhary99: Dirty picture really dirty and boring

ranjanaeaswar: Why did the makers of 'The Dirty Picture' have to try so damn hard?! #Disappointment101

rahul99031: the dirty picture such waste of time

Raaouff: Watched Dirty Picture. Not recommended.

PaanchRupaiya: +Gazillion RT @sa_lil Poorly written, badly directed and most of all, dishonest is The Dirty Picture.

mokkai_mak: I wish Dirty Picture was half as deep as Vidya Balans's cleavage

MihirBijur: The best thing abt The Dirty Picture was Vidya Balan. Sadly, that's all there is to the movie.

meetneo: i still find 'the dirty picture' repulsive and over rated..anyone else agrees with me ??

madraussie: Dear makers of dirty picture, thanks for the porn. But where was the picture?

lunlunao: A tedious watch, the dirty picture!

lilyahluwalia: got completely bored @ the dirty picture.great acting by VB but sumthing hugely missing..all u see are boobs n it just begins n ends there.

KaushalVaisnav: Dirty Picture film......a superb time waste

katariaDimple: saw dirty picture on friday....couldnt watch for long...left after 45 mins...precisely....

kartekay: 3 things were missing in the dirty picture..entertainment entertainment entertainment ....khoda pahad nikali cuhiya

karinasood: The Dirty Picture is just another rise and fall of a woman story @mbhandarkar268 style. Only i liked Fashion,Corporate and Page 3 better

kankahld: The Dirty Picture: More dull than daring: Critics have hailed The Dirty Picture as a daring film, some kind of milestone in the study… #fb

KananKR: #THE DIRTY PICTURE The director is in a hurry to finish the movie.... basically it is the typical meteoric rise and fall story in filmdom...

JigyasaSh: So Vidya Balan is quite super in the dirty picture.. But the film.. Naaaahh! Didnt work for me!!

iamdivyesh: Dirty picture is just a dirty, ridiculous, pathetic movie wid Emraan Hashmi the only highlight.

hennaslathia: Dirty Picture...........No comments.......height of vulgarity.......

harishraj20: saw "the dirty picture" in theatre...understood 99% of the dialogues.. unfortunately the 1% i could not fathom turns out to be the funniest!

gothamcity28: I found that the Dirty Picture was quite pointless.

gaurav7816: Dirty picture is really dirty. Must not watch.

DiviGarg: Immense torture to put myself through 'Dirty Picture' wonder if the critics have been sold at the hands of UTV boss

discoverbbsr: The Dirty Picture is decidedly the dirtiest & cheapest movie ever. The film smacks of the dirty taste of some... http://fb.me/1dHljMCOL

dhaval_savla: The dirty picture : More dirty less picture

devanzhi: What a waste is dirty picture. Came out after interval. Slow and boring. Meh!

dash1707: Seen dirty picture yesterday wat a waste of tyme and money

darkhorse_ali: Dirty picture is nothing but 'dharti ka boj' vidya's outpouring belly

chithrabhanu: DIRTY PICTURE :- Exhibition of women body for the (only) sake of money. It is doing the same what industry has done to silk.

chhabraankit: 3 sundays 3 movies..dirty picture, desi boyz, rockstar..dirty picture was horrible..d oder 2 were awesome..

cgitanjali: Sorry, but Dirty Picture is not entertaining at all

CaptShaliniRao: “@ayidarahs: So am I the only one who found Dirty Picture a tad caricature-ish??” nope i found like they were makin u laugh @ some1's falls

bouncyyy: And no, The Dirty Picture wasn't able to capture the essence of Silk Smitha. #fail

Black_Pearl_2: Dirty Picture... 1st tooo good... 2nd half absolute bakwaasss !! Overall dnt go for it. Rather sleep or b bored to death..

BhoopalHere: The Dirty Picture - Very Dirty and tempting, Nothing great in the movie but Vidya Balan Rocks!!

BadmashFarooq: The Dirty picture is dirty. Dialogues are raunchy and bold, which gives the movie the punch. didn't quite liked it.

ayidarahs: So am I the only one who found Dirty Picture a tad caricature-ish??

anusha_krishnan: "The Dirty Picture" grossed me out..!

anujdalian: dirty picture is very vulgar and boring

ankurkakatkar: Need to wash out DIRTy picture outta my brain... Rockstar I am coming... Kya kehna tha dirty picture mein??? Story screenplay direction????

anishjoag: Not impressed with dirty picture! I don't know how the reviews were so good!?!?!?

ameyaab: Please do NOT watch THE DIRTY PICTURE! Filthy direction!Could have been much better than what it is!

ahmednkhan: From Thematic Point of view Dirty Picture is good,Cinematic Point of View Absolute Torture. How long can bellys entertain sum1 Content illa.

aditikamat: dirty picture...loads dirty no picture...vidya good&so are d other actors sadly the''story''...hey wait there aint one

adimaliwar: The dirty picture reminded me of 'Boobtorias secret ' . DO NOT watch. images do not get out of ur head for a long long time.

12 readers - 9 yays 3 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by ABHASH : DISGUSTING,HORRIBLE,UTTER SHITTT

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anand Mandalika : If we had Oscars in India, Vidya has won the best actress already ...

Yay! Thumbs Up, by diwakar : excellent female lead movie ever

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Gaurav Gulati : People went there 2 c the exposure but got themselves exposed... must watch movie...

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Hindi songs lyrics : ds was an aweful movie.......vidiya balan u disapointted us alot..

Yay! Thumbs Up, by hotels in delhi : nice movie , nice story please watch it if you want lots of fun like hot fun so watch this movie .

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Rohit : bold topic, nicely made, nicely told story and nicely acted.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by songs lyrics

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

Yay! Thumbs Up, by surender mohan sharma : 100

So-So, by A Dhingra : 55

So-So, by guddu : 1 time watch

So-So, by hindi songs lyrics

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.

Parental Guidance:

Looks like you haven't read the review. sigh

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Lots of sexual innuendoes, they go with the story. But are innuendoes nevertheless.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Lots of sensuous scenes. And Vidya Balan's cleavage is staring you in the face through almost every frame in the scene.
  • Concept: The price of achieving stardom.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and engaging.

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Comments (5)

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Meetu : story was just the same old concept skin selling for stardom. Vidya is the only factor.

@Rohit Thank you! I guess I should try newspapers, huh? :P

@Guddu I liked the dialogue too. The two put together were enough for me. This time. :D

@Anand I'm glad at least some of us appreciate what she has done to herself and what she'll have to do now to get the flab off...for our entertainment. :D

@Suman lead actors 3.5?

nice i think.vidya now roxx for me

Gaurav Gulati

Vidhya's acting is superb

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