The Dirty Picture
Vidya Balan essays Reshma in the movie who is a small town girl but dreams of attaining stardom in film industry. With passion of becoming a star, she leaves out for Chennai and after a period of struggle she gets a strong break in one movie of. She does an item number and this song evolves her into most sought after sensual lady in the film industry.
She soon becomes famous as Silk Smitha, a sex symbol, a sexy siren. Her fans and followers keeps on increasing by leaps and bounds, until one day her downfall starts. Will Silk be able to cope upo the harsh realities of this ruthless world?
The dirty Picture Movie Review
Vidya Balan is very confident in the film, her well sculptured body, sexuality in voice, in looks, her seductiveness is all manifested in the movie. Silk Smitha, played by Vidya Balan, is a woman who wants to carve a niche in this man dominated world. Determined to make her own identity and live on her own conditions, Reshma becomes Silk, a woman who is aware of her sexuality, who knows how to use it in this world.
Emraan Hashmi, the filmmaker Abraham, doesn’t like the way she is, yet are not left uninfluenced by her sexuality. The industry heroes like Suryakant ( Naseeruddin Shah), and her fans don’t mind the way she projects her sensuality. They are ready to give up their lives for her. Her one dirty picture follows the other and thus her fame also increases. She believes that if God has given her one life then why think twice. So she survives through the policy of savoring the bouquets, ignoring the brickbats.
Silk Smitha was happy the way she was. The question remains now how long? She was steadly understanding the fact that though she is admired by many, loved by her beau, but at the same time rejected and refused identity and an affiliation with. Her own mother shut doors on her, her lover who was all praises for a minute ago, doesn’t hesitate in shunting her in a bathroom when unexpectedly his wife arrives. Journalists who thoigh run after her to take her interviews boycott her in Page 3 parties. Silk change partners to feel wanted and special in somebody’s life. But end up breaking her own heart once more.
Partially responsible for her fate, her doom starts. A superstar now hit the road to destruction and elopes into oblivion. She loses her friends, work stop coming to her for her cocky attitude. In such times her only friend was the man who hated her the most, Abraham.
The Dirty Picture is an out an out Vidya’s film. She portrays Silk in the bets light. Her performance is excellent. Vidya’s sexuality doesn’t get vulgar at any point of time. She is though the one woman show in the film however the performances of male co-stars are also brilliant. The naughty dialogues of Rajat Arora add to the flavor of the film. Hats off to the direction of Milan Luthria who handled this theme of sensuality and controversy with such an ease, beauty and grace.
Stars: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor
Direction: Milan Luthria
Release Date: 02 December 2011