Saturday, October 29, 2011

[DVD] Delhi Belly (2011)

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It's loud, it's obnoxious, and it's really very rude. That's what made Delhi Belly so much fun as a crime caper of a film that's unseen coming out from Bollywood, until now. It's a lot more fun watching this the second time round, and if you do watch this film, make sure it's the Hinglish audio option selected, which in itself adds a separate dimension of comedy that comes across as natural since it's accented the way it is, something like Singlish being the actual lingua franca despite what the authorities say and discourage its use.

You can read my review of Delhi Belly here.

The Region Free DVD by Excel Home Entertainment presents the film in a pristine anamorphic widescreen transfer, with audio in its original Hinglish (English + Hindi) Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1, and a pure Hindi version in 5.1. Subtitles are available only for the feature film in English and Arabic, with scene selection over 18 Chapters.

The Special Features appears quite scant, broadly categorized into Theatrical Trailers and Music Video and Songs. The Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots are presented in anamorphic widescreen transfers, with First Look (1:09), Trailer (2:16), Aamir Khan Dialogue Promo (1:09), and Dialogue Promo 1, 2 and 3 (0:38 each) with a Play All option.

Music Videos and Songs unfortunately doesn't come with subtitles, and are presented in a letterbox format, with all the actors staying in character as they lip sync to songs heard in the film, complete with film clips and a Play All option. There's Bhaag D.J. Bose, Aandhi Aayi (3:15) which is a contemporary rock number as compared to the use of more traditional Indian musical instruments in Nakkaddwaley Disco, Udhaarwaley Disco (3:02). Other songs include Switty Switty (2:56), Bedardi Raja (3:15) and Delhi Belly Medley (3:09) putting everything together. Ja Chaudail (2:43) is as seen and lifted directly from the film, as is the iconic I Hate You (Like I Love You) (3:00) from the end credits, with Aamir Khan in a cameo hamming it up as Disco Fighter complete with incredibly tight clothes, ridiculous hairdo and continuous thrusting and gyrating of his pelvis. Plenty of fun in this music video compared to the rest!

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