Before watching this movie I had thought that Why nasruddin shah has to look so creepy but now I relize that he was supposed to look that way becoz the life of a male actor in the industry is far more than his female counterpart. He gracefully blends into the background as the ‘Hero’ takes Centre stage. In Industry the male lead always gets an opportunity to work with girls who have grown up watching their movies in childhood no offences to Amitabh ,Sharukh ,salman ,rajnikant ,vijaykant ,dileep kumar and the list goes on and on you pick the name from any era.
The movie is inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha. Intermittently, real life is far more appealing and compelling than fiction. And a biopic — which attempts to recount a person’s life story or at least the most historically momentous years of his/her life — is most demanding for not just the storyteller/s, but also the actors who bracket together with those films. This is the rise and fall story of a nonentity who turns the biggest sex-symbol in cinema, loosely modeled on the lines of real-life temptresses of the 80s like Silk Smitha and Disco Shanti. Reshma (Vidya Balan) might not have admirable acting abilities but sure knows how to use her sexual charm to her benefit – both onscreen and offscreen. That gives her an easy entry into the cine-world and soon she starts dominating film posters and ruling hearts of her fans.
One relief after a good long to time span I found one movie which was women centric and doing justice to the topic . Has all masala to make a movie hit with a good story line which makes people draw to theatres else I have rarely seen movies on shoulder of women stay in box office for long .. so kudos to the team.(7 khoon maaf was the last one but priyanka was unable to crack it at box office)
Vidya Balan disappears, she lives, breathes and executes the character it’s Silk that emerges on screen. And though the movie PR machinery may have given one the impression of this film being one of sex and sleaze, it is not. In fact, this subject has been packaged in a sublime manner giving it the respect it deserves and making us wonder what really lies behind the glamour and gloss. It’s not right to pass judgment because you don’t know what the other person is going through, or the circumstances that has brought her to the place she is. How ever we can see the other side of glam industry of which only glimpses will be there in movies.Everyone has a choice, right. But we all make mistakes. And this film is not about glorifying a mistake. Rather, it addresses the plight of an upcoming actress.Last few lines say most of the unsaid part in the movie and seem impact full
But the same people, who make a star out of her, pull her down subsequently. Superstar Suryakant (Naseeruddin Shah) sees this woman as a potential threat to his stardom and decides to clip her wings. Even Ramakant (Tusshar Kapoor), who loves her, ditches her for her indulgence in substance abuse. On the contrary, filmmaker Abraham (Emraan Hashmi), the man who hated her the most, gets attracted towards her.
Rajat Luthra is the one set for punch lines
A film producer, desperately seeking a hit, sees a starlet in the small time but sexy and extremely ambitious girl Reshma. He immediately rechristens her as Silk. She instantaneously renames him askeeda (worm) justifying that keede hi toh banate hain silk (worms produce silk). That smart and symbolic line pretty much sums up the bigger picture behind the dirty picture. The supposedly decent and respectable society is the one that makes a Silk out of Reshma and sex-symbol out of Silk.
Reading between the lines ( some facts movie reviles )
For the character of SILK I will say she was the women who took strong decisions in her life , who as a women has the capability to inspire people around her , who had all right to feel jealous and Even her suside was posed as a part of her strong character she didn’t wanted to bend for help ,she didn’t asked for help to the director (Imran Hashmi) Yes she did her own set of mistakes but she is not shown guilty of her decisions as they were her own.Comparison b/w priyanka of Fashion and Vidhya of DP will be sheer injustice to both characters . And at some place in mind I feel great that this thought is a product of Ekta Kappor another strong woman in the industry who has the nerves of the common man in India.
~ This movie reminded me of Abrahim Linkon’s saying where he says that your critiques know you the best because they know you far better than the people who praise you. It can be seen clearly in the movie in form of critique writer “Anju Mahendru ” and director “Imran Hashmi” as they were the people who knew her happiness and sorrows the best.~
Which Equaly sinks in with Kabeer Doha
“Nindak neare rakhiye angan kuti chhaway!
Bin pani sabun bina NIRMAL kare subhay!!”
The super infectious retro beats of Ooh la la replete with all the jhatkas, matkas, jhankaar beats, overzealous panting and Bappi Lahiri-Shreya Ghosal’s enthusiastic delivery instantly transports you to those outlandish times when Jeetendra and Sridevi /Jaya Pradha danced atop giant-sized drums while Holi colours and fifty odd dancers exploded all over the screen. And for once the deliberately corny lines ‘Chua jo tune to, dil ne maari ceeti. Dede in gaalon pe ek pappi meethi, meethi,’ makes perfect sense. 😀 SHreya Ghoshal rocks 🙂
Other songs songs are also ok .
In all The Dirty Picture aims to recreate the era of flesh-obsession in Indian films during the 1980s well I will say the director has practiced and corrected his mistakes from his last movie once upon a time in Mumbai. And Ekta has left no stone unturned in drawing the audiences in theatre used her telesoaps at fullest for this ..well that’s Ekta 😀
What makes me think that this movie has made an impact on audiences in theatre as I found people who were humming the song day in day out “o la la “ now say this seems a sad song now
For sure I believe vidhya balan is going to bang at least best actress awards on critics at least and one will be going for best one liners dialogs to the other ‘hero’ of the film THE dialogue writer Rajat Arora some bold some meaningful and some crazy ones but all can be picked fast 😉 But this doesnt means that this is a family watch movie . This is an Adult watch movie but has a well written script in it.
THE DIRTY PICTURE is in line for a flood of awards. Vidya Balan will walk away with all possible trophies! Now a stolen line 😉 “Yeh ladki aag lagaegi!”