And as the successful producer with a unique mannerism he did better than the male star cast. And the main hero of film is Vidya Balan. Photographer at the race course. Tusshar Kapoor is wasted in a insignificant character and he didn't rise above it either. With her plain, next-door-girl looks, she gets ignored but as fate could have it she is given a chance to play a minor role after she manages to sneak into the studios. In fact Luthria's dig on art cinema seems contrived. The role exploits her as a sex symbol, driving males to the cinema houses to absorb her movements and beauty.
But not all films are equally great on screen as it is on paper. The above sentence it self creates a lot of hype and curiosity when transformed into silver screen. . Ishq Sufiana may be good to the ear but was totally forced in the film. Emraan Hashmi had a half baked character but he did justice to the role of Abraham who hated Silk.
Each title is ranked according to its share of pageviews among the items displayed. Credit should be given to costume designer Niharika Khan and Moiz Kapadia, Vidya never looked vulgar even though she was playing dirty. Silk Smitha is known to almost all Indians of different age groups who have satisfied their inner fantasies through the videos of this dusky seductress of 80s. And Pony Verma's choreography had the nostalgic feeling to it. Pageviews for each item are divided by the aggregate number of pageviews generated by the items displayed. As mentioned earlier one of the fine actress of our times Vidya simply rocked as Silk. Written by A fat lady from a humble background struggles and succeeds into making waves for her seductive moves in the silver screen.
She is bound to sweep all award for her role in this film and No one killed Jessica. But within such setting audience used to find entertainment,entertainment and entertainment thus a new star got created. The narrative falls in the second hour following similar cliché loop. Sadly overall music album by Vishal-Shekhar is disappointing. Earlier seen in small yet significant roles in Khosla ka ghosla and No One Killed Jessica Sharma got a meatier role here. Rajesh Sharma as Silva Ganesh was superb. The shallowness of 80s is rightly depicted in a subtle manner and evergreen hypocrisy of Indian people has been aptly portrayed.
She is an ardent fan of film actor, Suryakant, and her one ambition in life is to meet and act with him. She runs away to Madras, and like, hundreds of young women, lines up outside Jupiter Studios to try and get noticed. But one thing which the film did succeed is showing the hypocrisy of Indian janata who openly criticizes sleaze but enjoys being dirty under close doors. Sung by Bappida himself the song is a time machine ride to the by gone era. He started off in a brilliant way but then seem to be sleep walking throughout the film. The characters behave in a inconsistent manner. Like his other films Luthria's choice of subject is superb but every time he loses the scope of a masterpiece by playing it to the gallery.
Its a huge task in bringing out a character as challenging like Silk who death was as mysterious as her life. Suryakant's brother, Ramakant, an author, is smitten by her - so much so that he would like her to opt out of movies altogether, so that he could marry her. Stupendous job by Bobby Singh, whose lens never tend to titillate the audience. Under able hand and being a powerhouse of talent herself Vidya showed the energy she had within. Radhika Rebellious and uninhibited Reshma lives an impoverished lifestyle with her mother, Ratnamma, in 1980s South India. Bold, inhabited oozing out ample amount of flesh and cleavage the territory was unknown for Vidya but she did justice to the role. With sensuality and boldness Silk rocked the milieu and rose to peak of stardom very early in her career.
Coming to the acting department Naseeruddin Shah was average as aging superstar Surya. The Dirty Picture is one such film which could have been far better if the writer chose to be more risky like Silk herself. Anju Mahendra was adequate in a small role of gossip journalist. The psychological dip of Silk was shown in a hurried manner which doesn't evoke pathos and climax is one of worst scripted in recent times. The reason for Abraham's hatred towards Silk is not convincing and neither his change of heart.
Overall Vidya Balan excels in a weak film which had the potential to be a classic. What could have been a movement transformed into plain mediocrity. Virtually overnight she, now renamed Silk, becomes a sensation, and together with the aging superstar, Suryakant, the one she had always fantasized about, she sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal. In fact the conversation between Abraham and Silk brought spark on screen whenever they crossed their path. In every screen she was looking like the character and her voice only added to the gravity. Coming to the film let's dissect it to figure out both the extremes.