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The Dirty Picture (2011)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2 December 2011 (India)
The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director:

Milan Luthria

Writers:

Rajat Arora (dialogue), Rajat Arora (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Reshma / Silk
Emraan Hashmi ... Abraham
Tusshar Kapoor ... Ramakant (as Tusshar)
Naseeruddin Shah ... Surya Kant
Rajesh Sharma ... Silva Ganesh / Keedha Das
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neha Bam ... Silk's Biological Mother
Devyani Devyani ... Girl in maroon dress
Lavin Gothi Lavin Gothi ... Wiry Man
Imran Hasnee Imran Hasnee ... Vijayan
Mangala Kenkre ... Ratnamma
Anju Mahendru ... Nyla
A.R. Manikandan A.R. Manikandan ... Photographer
Dilip Merala ... Photographer at the race course
Gulshan Pandey Gulshan Pandey ... Director
Vikas Shrivastav Vikas Shrivastav ... Casting Director Sudhir
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Storyline

Rebellious and uninhibited Reshma lives an impoverished lifestyle with her mother, Ratnamma, in 1980s South India. 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. 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. The role exploits her as a sex symbol, driving males to the cinema houses to absorb her movements and beauty. 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. 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. But the rebellious ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | English

Release Date:

2 December 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Грязная картина See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,767
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a 2011 Bollywood semi-biographical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, an actress noted for her erotic roles. See more »

Quotes

Surya Kant: Public samaan dekhti hain, dukaan nahin.
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Connections

Referenced in Aadu 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ishq Sufiana
(female) music by Vishal-Shekhar lyrics by Rajat Arora
performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
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A great movie with DIRTY title
5 December 2011 | by mu_amirSee all my reviews

It is very rare when a director justify vulgarity and in that particular movie. Director Milan Luthria crafted it very intelligently. I hope most of the people will go for sex oriented movie but I bet they will go again for a fine movie. The speech of Vidya at Award Ceremony Scene was the peak of the movie and real subject. A female actress dominate in a movie with 03 main heroes with a big name Naseeruddin Shah, popular one Emran Hashmi. Vidya handle all exposing material with a grace and style and i think from that movie she will have her new Identity O Lala. Perhaps this is not the first time which depict the behind the scene of film industry but this time it is really fascinating that there is no casting couch type material and struggle is very correct. Go and watch once on this review and you will go again on you own.


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