The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture
  • Movie Director: Milan Luthria
  • Cast and Crew: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi
  • Releasing Date: 2 December 2011
  • Music Composers: Vishal-Shekhar
  • Lyricist: Rajat Arora
  • Production House: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
  • Fun Fact: The song ‘Ooh La La’ was used in the American TV series New Girl
  • Why it Made News: The film grabbed headlines with Vidya Balan’s bold look

Movie Synopsis:

Reshma (Vidya Balan) runs away from her village a day before her wedding. She wishes to become a star in Chennai. In Chennai, she fails to impress casting directors, and one of them insults her for being ugly. She auditions for the position of a background dancer and dances in a sultry, sensual manner, giving birth to a film sensation that spanned more than two decades.


Reshma is based on the life and times of Silk Smitha, a dancer whose glamorous dances sold not just tickets but entire auditoriums back in the day.

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