Dir.: Abhinay Deo | India 2011 | 103 min
The international inspiration cannot be denied in 'Delhi Belly', a genuine, daring and highly entertaining laddish comedy. The film is recorded in the young Indians' street English, also called Hinglish; and it's full of attitude. In Indian cinema, it is not every day you hear the word "fuck", but for the three boys who share a flat in Delhi, it's all part of a normal day. Their slacker existence is turned upside down, when they happen to come into possession of a shipment of smuggled diamonds. Suddenly, they must flee from trigger-happy gangsters, bossy policemen, jealous girlfriends and a bad case of upset stomach, hence the title of the film. It's not fun for delicate stomachs, but all in all, it is quite harmless; and funny. Abhinay Deo weaves an elegant carpet of crazy story threads into one another, including a series of lavishly kitschy Bollywood dance numbers. The film's diamond smuggler is incidentally played by the Dane Kim Bodnia, who also ends up getting his ass kicked ... quite literally!