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DELHI BELLY <span>(2011)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 102

Release dates 01/07/2011

Ratings Info Contains strong language and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Action

Director(s) Abhinay Deo

Cast includes Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Vijay Raaz, Shenaz Treasury

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 21/06/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DELHI BELLY is an Indian comedy set in Delhi. The dialogue, with the exception of few subtitled Hindi phrases, is in English. Three young men with slovenly habits live together in an unkempt bachelor apartment. One of the three contracts a bad case of food poisoning and is asked by his doctor to provide a stool sample for laboratory analysis. The sample, however, gets mixed up in transit with a consignment of illegally imported diamonds and the villainous smugglers want their gems back. The film was classified '15' for strong language and sex references.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'. This film includes over 70 uses of strong language and is therefore more appropriately classified at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language'. The film also contains some strong verbal sex references, including a male character saying "I thought she was sucking his dick" and a female character, whilst pretending to make love to a male colleague, shouting for the benefit of people outside a room, "Like a horse...In the back...In the back...More in the back". The Guidelines at '15' state 'There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'.

DELHI BELLY also includes some moderate comic violence and gore that would have been permitted at '12' and a comic hanging scene that includes no dwelling on detail that might be copied.


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