Fancy a Bollywood Movie in Dubai? Well, Aamir Khan’s much hyped Delhi Belly was released this week and Dubai’s Mirdiff City Centre’s 7pm Saturday show was packed. We got some of the last seats in the 2nd row from the screen. Interestingly the film was rated an 18+ here in Dubai, but was a 15 in the UK. Well, seeing is believing but if it were named Carry on Farting you’d have a clearer idea of what the film was about!
A comic caper with a thin storyline that isn’t clever or that funny (to me) but nonetheless is brilliant in it’s characterisations and settings; from the Thai style uniform of the dippy airhostess, to the shoulder length bob of the mafia diamond don, characters are authentic and believable. Aamir Khan has captured a motley crew and made them gel well. Equally the sordid but again highly credible location details are spot on, no plush 5 star Delhi eateries or leafy bungalows in this film , instead we experience the mess you’re left in (literally) if you don’t bother to put your buckets out to collect the 2 hour water ration, the noise coming from the keen but kooky kathakali dancers above your head and the steam and spices coming from the less than hygienically run street stalls selling deep fried Tandoori chicken.
Aamir Khan perhaps has put too much of what he thinks is jokey about Bollywood Cinema into this one production, the brown haired aspiring actress/singer who can’t act or sing, the disco fighter (there was a film with a very naff song called I am a Disco Dancer) and so on, but the audience loved it. Guffaws of laughter alternating with disgusted urghuck sounds echoed throughout the film. I found it funny, but not that funny-thank goodness he didn’t decide to get really technical and offer us
Smell O Vision this time!
Well Done Aamir,
Tell me if you found it funny in the comment box below, would love to know….?!