Really, no film has had me as confused as Delhi Belly. No I haven't watched it yet.. I'm the DVD audience. The only films we watch in the theatre are the Kungfu Panda kinds. Besides, by the time the DVD is out I know for sure whether I really want to watch the film. You see as a SAHM (to twins) and a woman with scores of varied interests time is a precious commodity. But DB has me stumped.. should I shouldn't I.
First my parents watched it (They were pretty excited because someone we knew was part of the film). They came back shaken, shocked by the language and the 'toilet humour'. Generation gap, thought I. But then my sis-in-law, a die-hard movie buff, watched it and she came back disgusted too. Her mother tongue is Telugu so she couldn't get half the abuses but still disliked it so much she has sworn off entering a theatre... ever. A total non romantic she says, "Even K Jo is better.. at least you know what to expect."
Then there are ToI and Mirror who can't stop raving about it (4.5 stars, pathbreaking, cult film etc etc etc). In fact most reviews are calling it a must watch. FB is full of people going ga ga over it... yet none of my friends seem really impressed.
I was reading the Shobha De's review yesterday and even she doesn't seem to be able to make up her mind. She trashes the 'toilet humour' (TH) but says: ‘DB’ is a lot of fun when it isn’t filthy. Then she adds it's "cute, smart and peppy"... despite the TH or because of it??
Meanwhile all those who've watched it.. drop a line.. And AK get out the DVD soon.