Delhi Belly (2011)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 43 mins

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Delhi-based Sonia agrees to deliver a package for Vladimir Dragunsky and asks her rather unkempt and debt-ridden fiancé, Tashi Malhotra, to do it for her. Tashi, in turn, asks one of two of his room-mates, Nitin. But Nitin forgets to do so due to an upset stomach ailment commonly known as 'Delhi Belly' as well as his plan to blackmail their landlord, Manish and asks the third roommate Arup to deliver the package. A gangster, Somayajulu, who was the recipient of this package, starts by brutally questioning Vladimir, and finds out that the package may be in the possession of the trio. While Tashi must deal with his attraction for Journalist Menaka and incur the wrath of her husband, Rajiv, he still has to fully come to terms whether or not he wants to marry Sonia. The entry of ruthless Somayajulu and his gang seriously jeopardizes any plans Tashi and his friends may have for the future. How will the three friends escape with their lives, as the mob hunts them for retrieval of its glittering booty?
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Cast: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Shenaz Treasurywala, Vir Das

Crew: Abhinay Deo (Director), Jason West (Director of Photography), Ram Sampath (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 01 Jul 2011 (India)

Tagline: Shit Happens!

Hindi Name: डेल्ही बेल्ली

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Did you know? Producer-actor Aamir Khan is seen dancing in a song and dance performance as the credits start rolling, at the end of this movie. Read More
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as Tashi Malhotra / Tashi Dorjee Lhaloo
as Nitin
as Arup
as Food Vender
as VJ Sophaya
as Titoo
as Police Inspector
as VJ Sohaya's Hair Stylist
as Arup's boss
as Bunty
as R Balachandar
as Tashi's father
as Vladimir Dragunsky
as Sonia's Mother
as Father
as Manish Chand Jain
as Menaka
as Brajesh
as Prateek Jain
as Rajiv
as Jeweller
as Sonia's father
as Mr Kohli
as DIG Mohan Shrivistava
as Anjali Jain
as Sachin Uniyal
as Hotel Hospitality Guy
as Tashi's Mother
as Mrs Kohli
as Cowboy
as Mother


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Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Production Designer
Set Dresser


Casting Director



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
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Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Sona Mohapatra

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Sona Mohapatra

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Ram Sampath

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Suraj Jagan

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Keerthi Sagathia

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Playback Singer: Chetan Shashital

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Munna Dhiman
Playback Singer: Ram Sampath, Keerthi Sagathia

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Munna Dhiman
Playback Singer: Keerthi Sagathia

Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Munna Dhiman
Playback Singer: Tarannum Malik, Ram Sampath
Shit Happens!
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofs: Murder 3 (Hindi)
Features: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (Hindi)
Reference: Bol Bachchan (Hindi)
Remade as: Settai (Tamil)
When Tashi and Menaka are leaving the party, Tashi mentions that it's the middle of the night. When they arrive at the hotel, they're able to slip into an elderly tourist couple's room because the chambermaid is cleaning it - at an hour when most people, particularly most older people, would be in bed already.

In the scene where Nitin Kunaal Roy Kapur is taking pictures of the dead man, the dead man is breathing.
This movie was selected for being screened in the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School as a part of the Harvard India Conference 2012. Director Abhinay Deo was invited as a guest.

Initially, Ranbir Kapoor and Chitrangada Singh were to star in the film. After both of them backed off, Aamir signed his nephew Imran Khan for the lead role following the tremendous success of his debut film 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na'.

This film was written by Akshat Verma, a Los Angeles based writer, who first wrote the screenplay as a part of his studies at Screenwriting programme at UCLA, under the title Say Cheese. After making several unsuccessful attempts to pitch the film to various film producers, he dejectedly left after submitting a draft to Aamir Khan Productions. The script was thrown into a pile of scripts in Aamir Khan's office, where Kiran Rao randomly picked it, read it and began to laugh. Soon it was read by Aamir Khan who approached the writer for the movie.

Producer-actor Aamir Khan is seen dancing in a song and dance performance as the credits start rolling, at the end of this movie.

The plot device, where Arup's character (played by Vir Das) shaves his head off after being rejected by the girl he loves, has been apparently borrowed from a real life experience of Aamir Khan, who is also the producer of this film, when he was in his late teens.

Aamir Khan: There are several mentions and posters for action-star Aamir in an Akshat Varma directed film-within-the-film (Return of Disco Fighter). Aamir Khan is the producer of Delhi Belly, and Akshat is the writer and associate-director. Aamir Khan has a cameo in a song from Disco Fighter at the end.

Kiran Rao: After the jewelry shop robbing scene, the gang escape in a red car. The auto-rickshaw that is behind the car has producer (and wife of co-producer Aamir Khan) Kiran Rao sitting in it.

The movie was released theatrically with no intermission, after Aamir Khan tried the same with his other production, that released the same year, Dhobi Ghat (2011).