I remember watching the trailer of Delhi Belly for the first time at a press screening of Dhobi Ghat. Amitabh Bachchan‘s voice-over defining Aamir Khan Productions’ tradition of socially relevant films seemed strange. But it was followed with a fart and had us in peals of laughter! Now, that’s satire. And then a man gets hit with a flush and I was just shocked. The trailer is very intriguing! What’s the movie about?
Tashi, Arun and Nitin – flatmates, buddies and partners in crime. Tashi is to get married in a month but still doesn’t know if his fiancé is THE ONE! Arun can’t make up his mind who he wants to kill first – his girlfriend who has just dumped him or his stupid, annoying boss whose idea of creativity is sketching a smiling banana! And Nitin is about to discover that eating delicious tandoori chicken off a street vendor is going to give him the worst case of Delhi Belly he’s ever known! Three regular blokes, living the regular life EXCEPT for one small detail – they are on the hit list of one of the world’s deadliest crime syndicates. Will they be able to get away before the shit hits the roof and it comes crashing down? Delhi Belly – the meanest comedy you’re ever likely to see.
The cast is made up of Imran Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Vir Das, Shenaz Treasurywala and Poorna Jagannathan. Abhinay Deo has directed it, Akshat Varma has written it and Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Ronnie Screwvala have produced it.
Aamir Khan has even blogged about Delhi Belly attempting to give us a peek into how the movie came about and what to expect of it.
The movie releases July 1st and I can’t wait!