The Dirty Picture (2011)

Hindi Drama, Cult, Musical
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Review Summary: 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 ri...

Average Critic Rating: (3.39)
Cast: Vidya Balan , Naseeruddin Shah , Emraan Hashmi , Tusshar Kapoor , Imran Hasnee , Anju Mahendroo , Rajesh Sharma , Mangal Kenkre , Shivani Tanksale , Vikas Srivastav , Mukesh Ahuja
Director: Milan Luthria
Release Date: 02 Dec 2011

Plot: Reshma ( Vidya Balan ) is running away from her house to Chennai, a day before her marriage. She is insulted by the casting director for being unattractive and useless after trying to get a role in a film. Determined to convince him she spontaneously grabs the role of a Read more

The Dirty Picture - Top Reviews

It's delicate business to critique a film based on a real story.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The Dirty Picture was always going to be a tricky proposition.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
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 ri...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Reshma (Vidya Balan) a small town girl with dreams of stardom in her eyes sets out for Chennai with nothing but her passion to stir her on. After the usual period of struggle and rejections
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
The film shocks, titillates, makes you laugh, and gets you involved. As Silk says in the film, Filmon mein teen baat honi chahiye, entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. Well, this one has loads of it. Go watch
Barring the opening ditty, it doesn't have much to ooh or la la about.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 

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The Dirty Picture - All Reviews

Based on the southern sexy siren of 80’s, Silk Smitha, the movie has reached out every heart and touched every nerveIt is wonderful masterpiece that one will get to see and experience on celluloidThis is not the first time that reality is shown on silver
Bollywood Mantra
Silk is a character worthy of her.
Kaveree Bamzai, India Today
 Reshma ( Vidya Balan) who ran away from her home one day before her marriage to become an actress but got rejected by the casting director being unattractive and fatty for almost two years suddenly got an opportunity to prove her mettle by converting a n
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Overall, ‘The Dirty Picture’ is enchanting and definitely worth watching
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
While it is a known fact that Milan has a knack of telling a different story every time, what makes his direction special is the fact that he reinvents himself with each of his outings. This means that when he adopts a unique story, he indeed makes it different by peppering it with different characters, different setting, different locations, different costumes and an altogether different style of narration. While there are makers who revel on bringing their own style in each of their outings (nothing wrong with that), Milan almost prides himself on tearing away his own filmmaking manual and writing something new.
India Glitz
Bollywood 3
Vidya Balan nails it!
Bollywood Life
Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria have once again joined their hands after giving a blockbuster hit movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ (2010). And this time too they have indeed succeeded in giving a smashing hit movie called as ‘The Dirty Picture’. Before r
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
The Dirty Picture movie reviewA cute pictureA bio-pic on SIlk Smitha is enough raise the curiosity among film-buffs. With enough publicity and enough controversies, the movie has managed to hog headlines even before  its release. Check out what's in store
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Who would have thought, a film like ‘The Dirty Picture’ would be one of the most awaited releases of the year? With a bunch of extremely talented actors, the film directed by Milan Luthria of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’ fame, is a bold attempt based on t
Once in a while comes a movie which dares to break the conventional decorum and bring something new to the audience especially something which the audience enjoys. In spite of some flaws The Dirty Picture manages to do just that. Take a bow Ms. Balan. You
Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice
Chronicling the meteoric rise and steep fall of the erstwhile screen sensation, The Dirty Picture is set against the colorful and entertaining backdrop of the fierce male-dominated South-Indian film industry of the 80sThe quintessential siren, Silk, knew
Bollywood Mantra
The Dirty Picture is a biopic on the life of the South sex symbol Silk Smitha. Actress Vidya Balan''s bold performance is the major attraction in the movie. Vishal-Shekhar''s music, Rajat Arora''s dynamic script and sharp dialogues, Bobby Singh''s cinemat
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Milan Luthria  Vishal-Shekhar  Rajat Arora  Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Tusshar KapoorThe Dirty Picture Review December 2, 2011 11:35:21 AM ISTupdated December 5, 2011 02:18:50 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souz
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Considering the above three factors that are directly proportional to the expectations of the film, this film rests on a thin, delicate line. Does it fulfill expectations whilst also sticking to the story and impressing and entertaining the viewer? Can Vi
Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood
 Worth watching!!
Bharat Student
The Dirty Picture is a lovely picture. It will do wonders at the box-office and work in both, multiplexes as well as single-screen cinemas. Its dialogues, music, performances and mature handling are its biggest plus points. A
A respectable and sexy tribute to Silk…. (Venkat can be reached at
Great Andhra
The Dirty Picture reiterates that bold is beautiful. A ballsy entertainer that deserves a watch!
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
A sexy sizzler with substance
Bollywood Life
You could skip it!
Komal Nahta, Koi Moi