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      The Dirty Picture

      2011 2h 25m Drama Musical List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An Indian actress falls in love with a director. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express What makes us watch, despite everything 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 29, 2019 Full Review J Hurtado ScreenAnarchy This film offers big laughs, fantastic spectacle, big emotions, and a powerhouse performance from a brave and exciting actress. Nov 6, 2017 Full Review Shilpa Jamkhandikar Reuters Like its subject, the tone of Luthria's movie is slightly over-the top and tends to caricaturize certain characters, but the lead performance is so all-encompassing that you don't mind these flaws. Jun 23, 2017 Full Review Michael Dequina Vidya Balan attacks the role with the same ferocity her character nakedly (in more ways than one) pursues fame at any cost, commanding and compelling when Silk is at her most vain, heartbreaking when she falls into increasingly desperate self-destruction. Rated: 3/4 Jan 8, 2012 Full Review Simon Foster Balana captures the conflicted life...of a young woman unprepared for the realities of her dreams. Had Luthria's film fully committed to the painful truth as much as its leading lady, it may have honoured Smitha's memory far more substantially. Dec 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      yash b There are a handful of movies in which an actor or actress completely owns every second they are on the screen and gives a performance that makes the movie worth watching. When it comes to somewhat recent Bollywood movies, Vidya Balan's lead performance in "The Dirty Picture" is one of those moments. This movie isn't perfect in terms of its storytelling as it does have a second half that isn't as well put together as the first, but I still really liked the movie because the acting was so top-notch. The movie also makes an interesting statement comparing movies that are designed to be a commercial success as opposed to movies that are a critical success. Despite the profound statements the movie tries to make, they are a bit held back because some of the supporting characters felt a bit cartoonish at times and it took me out of the movie here and there. Nonetheless, this is still a very memorable movie because Vidya Balan is just so good in it and her commitment to the role really shows throughout the movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member No one could pull of this role like Vidya Balan did! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Too long for me... the main actress does a great job in carrying the film, interesting story... sad, apparently based on a true story.. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The "Movie Info" is a bit lacking. This is a really good movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Yeah Vidya Balan's plush acting skills can not alone save this ship fitted with a time bomb thats heading on a collision course with an ice berg. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member I am very selective when it comes to viewing Bollywood movies. This was took me by surprised. I love Vidya, she blew me away. Knowing that all she has done to make this role realistic. She was committed and sold the story based on South Indian Actress SILK. Told in typical Bollywood style, songs, dance, costumes, it is well done. Taking us back to the 80's really clinched it all. I highly recommend it! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An Indian actress falls in love with a director.
      Milan Luthria
      Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
      Rajat Arora
      Production Co
      Balaji Motion Pictures, ALT Entertainment
      Drama, Musical
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 20, 2016
      2h 25m
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