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Dirty Picture

Dirty Picture Rating:  3.5/5

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

The Dirty Picture seems to have been made specifically to shock you.All those lured in solely by the promise of skin-show are unlikely to complain. Yet, despite its masala scenes, heavy dialoguebaazi and liberal sexual innuendo, in the final analysis, this film is far from perfect. The Dirty Picture takes an unconventional idea and bakes it in a predictable oven.What it suffers most from, unfortunately, is lazy writing. With a plot straight out of a Madhur Bhandarkar film, and a screenplay that follows a familiar graph, The Dirty Picture offers a superficial, simplistic view of the seamy, exploitative side of the 80s film industry.I’m going with two out of five for the film, and an additional one for Vidya Balan alone, which makes it three out of five for The Dirty Picture. It’s an average film made eminently watchable by its courageous star. Go on, give her the awards already!

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

THE DIRTY PICTURE fires all powerful bullets to stir your mind’s eye. Brave, daring and provocative, THE DIRTY PICTURE doesn’t cross the line into impropriety and offensiveness. THE DIRTY PICTURE not only draws attention to the life of a sex goddess, but also makes us responsive of the catastrophe behind the facade. Well narrated and wonderfully executed, THE DIRTY PICTURE is sure to strike a chord with the avid moviegoer.On the whole, THE DIRTY PICTURE banks heavily on shock-value, sex-value and most importantly, script-value. It’s an exceptional portrayal of an ordinary person’s rise from scratch to extraordinary heights and her subsequent fall. Without doubt, it is one of the most comprehensive scripts to come out of the Hindi film industry in 2011.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:Times Of India

The Dirty Picture is essentially Vidya Balan’s film, all the way. She gives a towering performance as the protagonist who remains unapologetic about her life till the very end. The high point of her act is the fact that despite portraying a sex bomb, her sexuality never ever gets vulgar and crude. Instead, there is an endearing quality to her attempts to shock and awe a staid society that thrives on the fake.Also, it is the naughty dialogues of the film which add immense flavour to the proceedings. It’s a no-holds-barred screenplay which rightly refuses to treat sex as a four letter word. Kudos to Milan Luthria for handling such a controversial theme with such sensitivity and boldness. The Dirty Picture is definitely not only your film for the week, but is a seminal work that will be studied in feminist discourses.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The script; the dialogues; the acting; the music; the narrative style.What’s Bad: Nothing really except some boring portions in the post-interval part.All in all, Rajat Aroraa’s script deserves distinction marks and although it may hurt the sensibilities of a thin section of the audience, it would be simply loved by the majority, especially by the younger generation. No doubt, the drama dips at places in the second half.Verdict: The Dirty Picture is a wonderful film and will do extraordinary business.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Omar Qureshi Site:Zoom Review Show
Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Khalid Mohammed Site:Deccan Chronicle

She says it the way it is. Director Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture, is remarkable for creating a woman of spunk who’s had it with assorted skunks.Suffice it to say that the film’s trump card is the supportive stand taken for a woman who knows what she wants and will get it, never mind the rude shocks ahead. She is shown as incapable of love, because she has never received that four-letter-word from anyone.On the yuck side, the dialogue by Rajat Aroraa  is overwritten and relentlessly titillatingYou may have some issues with The Dirty Picture. Never mind because Ms Balan rocks big time. Cheers.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

The Dirty Picture, despite the comprehensive objectivity implied through its title, is not a full-fledged biopic. Instead of painting a layered portrait of Silk, it draws an outline of an unapologetic resident of a flesh-obsessed film industry responsible for her rise and ruin. But Vidya lends her so much transparency, aplomb and sauciness, the outcome is far more awe-inspiring than it deserves to be.In terms of creativity, it’s a middling effort. But where bravado is concerned, The Dirty Picture kicks ass by virtue of three very strong reasons: Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Vijay Vashistha Site:NDTV

It’s an out and out Vidya Balan movie. Three and half stars for her sizzling performance, says NDTV film critic Vijay Vashishta.

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   Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

The writing is confused as to point of view and weightage, and post-interval, like most Bollywood films, `The Dirty Picture’, dives.What makes us watch, despite everything—the overheating, the overwriting– is Vidya Balan, who dares to go where not too many leading ladies have. This is her film. But it would have been a better, braver film if it had let her go all the way, not just in bed.

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 Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekhar Site:Hindustan Times

This is Balan’s, or for that matter any contemporary Bollywood heroine’s, ballsiest role so far.
Though Conrad Hilton didn’t put it this way, Silk (or Balan) concludes – There are three things you need for a successful film: entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. Over here, “I am the entertainment.” She is absolutely right, beyond first-rate

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 Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar

does The Dirty Picture live up to the anticipations? Well, the answer is a big YES. Narration is an art and story-writer Rajat Arora is surely a master at it. Rajat unfolds the story of Silk with so much conviction that he leaves no room for loop-holes. The beauty of the film is though predictable, yet each frame springs up a surprise as Vidya displays various shades of her character, leading to some interesting situations. What adds to the euphoria is how the three men react to it. Screenplay, direction, performances and above all, the dialogues are the strengths of the film. Editing, absence of the much anticipated song titled Twinkle and a dull climax are the weaknesses.Overall, a big thumbs up to The Dirty Picture, which is in its truest meaning, an entertainer. Highly recommended!

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 Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:SuperGoodMovies Site:SuperGoodMovies

Dirty Picture transports you to the 80’s era successfully and how films were made those days and what worked. Sex sells, yes just the packaging changes.The film makes you think. Talking about the entertaining aspects of the film, it has it all. It has all the masala needed for a commercial potboiler and those who refrain from watching emotions will love the first half. Second half is more on the darker side and is not for people who like light comic flicks. It gives glimpses of Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’. Truly said in the film, A film works for three reasons, entertainment, entertainment and entertainment and ‘The Dirty Picture’ has loads of it.

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