Have you ever thought that Bollywood should also make movies in the likes of American Pie. Well, Bollywood has heard you - 'Soap queen' Ekta Kapoor and Director Milan Luthria bring you something better - The Dirty Picture (read. soft(er)core porn)
When you hear the first moans of the protagonist (Vidya Balan a.k.a. Silk), you start to wonder, what is Naseeruddin Shah doing? To an extent, 'Smooch Expert' Emran Hashmi's presence is justified but what the hell is 'Kid Face' Tushar Kapoor doing in the same flick. These thoughts bother you just for some time - just until silk scorches the screen and when it starts there is no stopping for entertainment. You keep wanting for more. And you get 'satisfied' until the interval.
Post-interval, there are a few unwanted breaks(songs) which get you frustrated. The story is purely about Silk and her rise to stardom and later. So there is no scope for any betterment on the story line. The writer has to be given a pat on the back for making a real life story gripping. Silk's life sure is one to ponder upon and get inspired but its adaptation on screen could have been 'finished' well.
You have double meaning dialogues all over the movie and they make you clap and laugh. Some of them so dirty that you first decide whether is it really something to laugh upon.
A disclaimer, I personally don't like Vidya Balan and I don't think she is anyway hot or seductive. I was wondering whether she would anyway resemble Silk but I had no idea how Silk looked either. Then my friend told me that she looked ugly and that answers my question and some of yours too.
In spite of all this, Vidya Balan created an impact on me and after 'The Dirty Picture', I respect her more for being so bold and choosing such a brave script. Hats off to her for doing justice to Silk.
Well she has her double meaning dialogues too - "Holi khelne me shauk hai magar pichkaari me dum nahi" - Tell me, when you have such dialogues spoken in a big screen and with mature audiences listening to it with you, do you need Bollywood to be more transparent? Kamal Hassan once said in a press statement - ' I think it's high time to bring X-rated films on screen' and though not with full accordance but Milan Luthria and team have heard the master and they have tried 'obeying' him to their best.
That is all I have about 'The Dirty Picture' for you. I hope it triggers your senses to get triggered again while watching the movie. Enjoy!
The Dirty Picture: DoubleX
P.S. You would never expect Nasseruddin Shah to star in such a movie! Let alone talking about his performance.