Delhi Belly

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"S#!t Happens"
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.5  (31,891)
  • 66

Delhi Belly is a hilarious 2011 Indian comedy film that depicts the life of roommates Tashi, Nitin, and Arup, portrayed by Imran Khan, Vir Das, and Kunaal Roy Kapur, respectively, who accidentally get entangled in a web of crime and conspiracy domino effect after they're delivered a package by a courier boy. The movie, directed by Abhinay Deo, features a storyline that revolves around youthful irresponsibility, relationships, financial struggles, corruption, and gang activity in modern-day India.

The story sets in motion when Tashi, a journalist, accepts a commission to deliver a package for some goons. Failing to resist his girlfriend's request to have breakfast together, he ultimately passes the task down to his friend Nitin, who is to deliver the package to a gang leader. Along with Nitin, Tashi's cousin Arup, a struggling musician, also resides with them. The trio's lives become a nightmare when they realize that they've swapped the package with another identical one intended for two gang lords.

As the story unfolds, the close friends find themselves sucked into a world of violence, deceit, and lies. The package they're carrying contains smuggled diamonds, and their hilarious attempts to retrieve the lost package lands them into trouble with the gangsters. Meanwhile, a wealthy businessman named Bhaaghal Singh is also on the hunt for the missing diamonds, leading to a series of comedy and action scenes.

The movie follows the trios' hilarious encounters with the people who own the missing package while trying to avoid being killed by the highly dangerous gangsters. One of the most satisfying aspects of the film is the chemistry between the three main characters as they try to overcome the challenges thrown their way. The humor in the movie is smart and bold, and the dialogue and banter are unapologetically coarse, often invoking laughs from the audience.

Apart from the central storyline, Delhi Belly also highlights various social issues prevalent in India, such as money laundering, corrupt police officers, and insurance fraud, to name a few. The film's satirical commentary on the problems faced by Indian society is subtle yet thought-provoking.

The star cast perfectly fits into their roles, delivering a memorable performance. Imran Khan's portrayal of the suave yet irresponsible Tashi is noteworthy. Vir Das' performance as the naive yet street-smart Nitin is a treat to watch, providing comic relief. Kunaal Roy Kapur, as the obsessive compulsive Arup, steals the show with his nervous disposition.

The movie's soundtrack, composed by Ram Sampath, features several popular tracks such as 'Bhaag D K Bose' and 'Switty Tera Pyaar Chaida,' which perfectly complement the essence of the film. The songs are catchy and upbeat, adding to the overall vibrancy of the movie.

In conclusion, Delhi Belly is an entertaining and engaging movie that offers a refreshing perspective on contemporary India. The film's pacing is excellent, and the humor is spot-on, making it a must-watch movie for comedy enthusiasts. The movie does its best to deliver a powerful, unique, and innovative viewing experience that delivers on every level, and it's a must-watch, especially for those who appreciate comedy films.

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