The Dirty Picture (2011)

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The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.




  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture (2011)

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22 January 2012 | namashi_1
| Vidya Balan is Terrific!
Inspired by the life of the late Silk Smitha, an actress noted for her erotic roles, 'The Dirty Picture' is decent biopic on the late sex-symbol. The main reason why this biopic works, is because of the On-Screen Silk, played terrificly by Vidya Balan. She stands out!

'The Dirty Picture' is a tale of pain, desire, ambition, struggle, and darkness. It's about Silk & her entire journey. It's a complete look at the rise & fall on the late south-siren.

Cinematically, 'The Dirty Picture' is a decent effort, that has enough potential to earn itself a viewing. Of course, the Second-Hour could've been better, but otherwise, there is no major flaw in here to point out. Rajat Aroraa's Screenplay is generally good, but it definitely could've been stronger in the Second-Hour. A special mention for the superb dialogues. Milan Luthria's Direction is passable. Cinematography, Editng & Art Design, are mention-worthy. Music by Vishal-Shekhar, is good

Performance-Wise: Vidya stands out from Scene A to Z. She delivers a terrific performance as Silk. This is Her Bravest & Best Performance to date. Emraan Hashmi is first-rate. Naseeruddin Shah is his usual self, while Tusshar Kapoor deserved more footage. Rajesh Sharma & Anju Mahendru are simply fantastic in supporting roles.

On the whole, 'The Dirty Picture' is a decent effort. Watch it for Vidya's Performance!

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Release Date:

2 December 2011


Hindi, Tamil, English

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Box Office


INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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