An Aamir Khan Production, Delhi Belly openly declares itself as a sure-fire adult entertainer. With the news of Imran Khan’s first bold scene, and a rollicking bunch of promos, Delhi Belly is is creating quite a lot of a buzz. Starring Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Poorna Jagannathan, and Shenaz Treasuryvala in lead roles Delhi Belly has promised to be the meanest comedy ever seen. In theatres, July 1st, 2011 this is not your classic Bollywood romance. It is most definitely a Hindie film (Hindi Indie film) that follows the story of three friends on the run from the mob. Delhi Belly was director Abhinay Deo’s first film before moving onto the lacklustre Game, and it looks to be a film aimed squarely for the youth and those looking for something a bit off beat and different.
Ram Sampath, who delivered the smashing Khakhee soundtrack and Luv Ka the End is back with a new vibe for Delhi Belly. The teenybopper sound from the Y-Films could not be more different than what Sampath has cooked up for this wacky flick! With Aamir Khan heralding each of the eight songs as a gem, we’ll be the judges of that.
Starting with the song that captured the nation, Bhaag DK Bose, Aandhi Aayi which is a perfect punk rock fusion track. The song packs an immediate punch with its very potent and hilarious lyrics, which make it an anthem for the youth of today. The song would not be out of place on an early Green Day album with its fantastic guitar solos and thumping drums in the back. Ram Sampath doubles as singer and composer for the track, and it works seamlessly as he has a gritty voice that works very well with the tempo. Naturally, fuss will be made over the hidden swearword in the title, but a pun like that works to song’s advantage conveying the free spirit message as well as creating some noise like all punk rockers should!
Next the welcome earworm song, Nakkadwaley Disco, Udhaarwaley Disco. The song is another great track that really jazzes up the traditional qawallis we hear, with a funky bass beat and the fusion is effortless. Again, the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya immediately dazzle and have you in splits with one of the highlight lines “main fell in love sa ho gaya, socha tumne bhi hint diya, lekin sandal ka print diya” (I fell in love, I thought you gave me a hint, but you gave me a sandal’s print). Kirti Sagathia’s vocals are fabulous on this track, the right amount of cheekiness and dard needed for the fun lyrics. The lyrics fit really with the irreverent spirit of the song and its quirky video of Imran Khan sending up the qawalli clich