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  • | June 8th, 2012

    THE DIRTY PICTURE quick movie review: Vidya Balan nails it!

    THE DIRTY PICTURE quick movie review: Vidya Balan nails it!

    Vidya Balan is definitely ‘bombaat’ and her performance as Silk leaves you flabbergasted
    Milan Lutharia’s The Dirty Picture manages to stand true to its promise. The movie simply rocks! It is all about entertainment but with a lot more essence. From the word go, the film proves there is substance in this sizzler. Don’t just form your impressions from the sleaze and sex you see in the promos of the film. While we are not aware how much of the movie is truly based on the real Silk Smitha of the 80s but Vidya Balan has nailed it! Click here to read more

  • | December 2nd, 2011

    THE DIRTY PICTURE movie review: A sexy sizzler with substance

    THE DIRTY PICTURE movie review: A sexy sizzler with substance

    Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture works for three reasons: Vidya Balan’s courageous performance, fiery dialogues and a story with heft. But a word of caution: leave behind your prudishness and carry your soul on your sleeve to enjoy the essence of a screen siren’s tragic tale
    When you look at the promos of The Dirty Picture you wonder if sex and sleaze is all there is to the biopic loosely based on the story of one of the reigning dancing sensations of the South film industry – Silk Smitha. In the 1980s, she became a quintessential part of southern films because she guaranteed profits with her raunchy and uninhibited performances.
    This one is the fairly clichéd story of the rise, reign and fall of a movie star. In The Dirty Picture she’s a dancing queen born Reshma-rechristened-‘Silk’. The film begins with a scene of a young teenager, Reshma, being chided by her mother for flouting her diktats. Next scene, a slightly older Reshma jumps out of the window of her house to escape her own wedding. Cut to a few years later – Reshma (Vidya Balan) is faking the sounds of an orgasm to prevent a couple in the next house from making out, just so she can sleep peacefully. Right then you know that this girl is willing to go to any lengths to get what she wants. And Reshma wants to shine bright in the arc lights. Click here to read more

  • | December 2nd, 2011

    ‘The Dirty Picture’ gets clearance in Andhra Pradesh

    ‘The Dirty Picture’ gets clearance in Andhra Pradesh

    The Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed a writ petition by the kin of late southern actor, Silk Smitha seeking a ban on The Dirty Picture.  Justice Vilas V Afzalpurkar dismissed the petition of Silk Smitha’s brother V Naga Varaprasad Rao, who wanted the court to stop the film’s release.  The petitioner objected to the way his late sister was portrayed in the film. He also claimed that the filmmakers never took the family’s consent to make the film on Silk Smitha.  The court dismissed the petition after the filmmakers clarified that the film was not based on the life of the actor. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) also conveyed to the court that there is no scope for the court to review the decision of the censor board as the filmmakers themselves have denied that the film was based on Silk Smitha’s life.  Varaprasad earlier told the court that the censor board did not respond to his notice, and urged it not to clear the movie.  He claimed Smitha, played by Vidya Balan, was portrayed as a woman of loose character through obscene scenes.  He also said that the private life of his elder sister was different from what is being portrayed in the film.  Silk Smitha, whose real name was Vijayalakshmi, hailed from Andhra and played sleazy roles in many south Indian films in the 1980s.  The actor, who acted in over 200 films, allegedly committed suicide in 1996 at the age of 36. Starring Vidya Balan and produced by Balaji Telefilms, The Dirty Picture is set to be released across the country on Friday.
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