New Delhi: What we see in this typical Madhur Bhandarkar film is clinical depression, manipulative friends, homosexuality, a high and low in an actress' career. We saw it in ‘Fashion', and this time too, Bhandarkar isn't gonna offer you any new ingredients.
2011-12 was the year when Bollywood was dominated by women-centric flicks and certainly it will be if we leave out ‘Heroine'. Among women-centric films including Raaz 3 and Kahaani, Vidya Balan's ‘TheDirty Picture' leads from the front and will be doing so for a long time to come.
Though Bebo tries too hard but the film is weak and the old masala of a rise and fall in the life of a superstar overshadows her brilliant performance.
The story is about a Bollywood star Mahi Arora who seems to be slowly losing her gloss. Even though Mahi is considered the best in the industry and is the reigning queen of Bollywood , Mahi seems to be more interested in getting married to her boyfriend, superstar Aryan Khanna, played by Arjun Rampal, who remains non-committal towards her. Aryan refuses to admire their relationship in public and finally dumps her in a public brawl.
Mahi's career is at stake but she doesn't weaken. She now hires a new PR, a cricketer boyfriend played by Randeep Hooda. She follows a single dictum : always to be on the top and at any cost, kicking off all her moral values and people who care for her.
Being drugged to stay on top, Mahi ,even though ignored by the malicious world of B'wood, works in low substance flicks, and adopts cheap publicity stunts. Finally broken, she tries hard to bring her life back on the track.