It’s been a long time since I did a preview on a Bollywood flick. Although Bollywood hasn’t changed much but there are a few movies that stand out every once in a while. The Dirty Picture seems like one of those movies you just cannot skip. The movie is loosely based on the life of South Indian actress (or siren as they like to call her) Silk Smitha. Vidya Balan along with Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi in are in the lead roles. The Dirty Picture is releasing this Friday on 2nd December 2011. The date also happens to be the birth anniversary of Smitha.
The Dirty Picture is expected to bring to light life experiences of the ‘doomed’ actress Silk Smitha and her likes. A little background check on Silk reveals:
She became a movie extra and subsequently the most wanted heroine of the early 80s. The sobriquet “Silk” came in 1979, with her first Tamil film Vandi Chakkaram, in which she played a bar girl named Silk. In a career spanning 17 years, she did over 450 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.
Her career lasted 17 years and 450 films in five languages. Reading that made me wanna shoot the ass who says her career was ‘doomed’. I suppose that person intended to say that for the way she died in the end. Again, as per Wikipedia:
In 1996, Smitha was found dead in her Chennai apartment. The previous year she had tried to become a film producer. Financial problems, disillusionment in love and an alcohol dependency apparently led to depression. It is suspected that Smitha committed suicide, but the circumstances of her death remain a mystery.
Isn’t that a classic showbiz story? Anyways I have no business commenting on Silk’s life story.
Coming back to the movie, I’m as excited as a chicken in a strip club. I’m not sure if I’ll be dancing around, flapping my wings or crying during the emotional scenes. The movie seems truly worth a watch from here, it may or may not turn out to be worth the hype.
I’m not a Vidya Balan fan at all but I believe Naseeruddin Shah deserves to be seen. Tushar Kapoor is just in it because it’s a family affair (big sister is the producer) and Emran Hashmi…well he’s got to be in there to make things rock and roll. Anyways enough of bird-y chatter, it’s time to sit back as the countdown begins!
Will you be there?