The Dirty Picture

Synopsis: Rebellious and uninhibited Reshma lives an impoverished lifestyle with her mother, Ratnamma, in 1980s South India. She is an ardent fan of film actor, Suryakant, and her one ambition in life is to meet and act with him. She runs away to Madras, and like, hundreds of young women, lines up outside Jupiter Studios to try and get noticed. With her plain, next-door-girl looks, she gets ignored but as fate could have it she is given a chance to play a minor role after she manages to sneak into the studios. The role exploits her as a sex symbol, driving males to the cinema houses to absorb her movements and beauty. Virtually overnight she, now renamed Silk, becomes a sensation, and together with the aging superstar, Suryakant, the one she had always fantasized about, she sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal. Suryakant's brother, Ramakant, an author, is smitten by her - so much so that he would like her to opt out of movies altogether, so that he could marry her. But the rebellious wo
Director(s): Milan Luthria
  16 wins & 19 nominations.
144 min

Mother... I've heard that...

a beautiful world

exists beyond this village.

Big cities, grand markets and...

huge houses where movies can be seen.

There's nothing of that sort.

Now get down.

Mother, you always break my dreams.

Dreams are meant to be broken.

Get down.

- No, I won't.

You won't?

What if I make you fall? Tell me.

You're my mother. You'll make me fall?

If your mother makes you fall,

she will also help you to your feet.

If you fall in the city,

no one will help you to your feet.

Get down... now!

No, I won't.

Get down.


When He has blessed you with

one life, why think twice?

We barely get down to it...

and the b*tch next

door is already on a roll!

Forget about her, darling.

Why don't you soothe

what's excited in here?

Get off!

Get off!

Now go to sleep.

We aren't doing it anymore.

Bloody idiots!

They can't do anything

without making a sound.

Marbles, cricket...

the choicest abuses...

He even made me wear boy's clothes.

If my father had his way...

he would even make me tease girls!

Didn't your mother ever stop him?

She gave birth to a girl instead of a

boy, so she remained a mute spectator.

Amma, tell me something...

I have what boys desire.

So, who is better?

Me or a boy?

Stop talking nonsense.

It's all rubbish!

Now don't be so coy. You're no less.

I can tell a lot of men have

been hard at work over here.

Stop it!


Last night was fun.

Tonight could be even better.

My wife has a night-shift...

so tonight...

I merely touched you and it leaked...

your pen!

If I come over, what

will become of you?

You b*tch!

My wife is right about you.

She is right about you too!

You like to go riding but you can

barely stay on for a few seconds.

You are mine...

so why hide from you...

You can take a peek.

When you will truly be mine,

then you can see the entire picture!

You can go in...

You can also go in...

You are out...

you can go back.

Okay, you can go in.

You are out.

- Sir... - You can't come in.

- The selection is done. - Sir,

sir... I want to be an actor, sir.

And I wanted to be a director.

Sir, I don't want to

dance like other girls.

I want to act, sir.

And I wanted to make offbeat films.

Sir, I'll do

anything to become an actor.

And to become a director

I could not do anything.

Would you like to see

what's not in these pictures?

Do you want to hear

the story of my film?

Sir, you aren't even listening to me.

Sir, step out of your film.

And you step out of your dreams.

There are 25 like

you waiting outside...

and tomorrow there will be 50 more.

You're good for nothing.

Neither do you have the seductive charm

of a lover nor the grace of a wife.

You are very dull.

I've been living on

sugar for two days...

so how can I look spicy?

Hold on...

take this and have something to eat.

And think about what you

want to do with your life.

Not everyone can become an actor.

Let's go somewhere else.


We can be by ourselves

at some late night show.

It will be fun.

I'll pay you.

How much?

Only 20 rupees for me?

Take it.

Bloody pervert!

You're at the end of your life

and you want a fresh climax?

Neither do you have the seductive charm

of a lover nor the grace of a wife.

You are very dull.

Not everyone can become an actor.

There are 25 like

you waiting outside...

and tomorrow there will be 50 more.

Just a minute...

I'm not dull.

Who are you? What do you want?

Don't you remember?

You gave me some money

before rejecting me.

Here's your money.

I'm sure I have something for

which that guy forked out 20 rupees.

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Rajat Arora

Rajat Aroraa (born 23 July 1975) is an independent writer in the Indian film and television industry; widely known for his films Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011), Kick (2014), Gabbar Is Back (2015) and Taxi No. 9211 (2006) He has also written the blockbuster hit and critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010). Rajat wrote Baadshaho (2017) directed by Milan Luthria and starring Ajay Devgn. The movie is scheduled for release in September 2017. He also worked on AZHAR, a biopic on the most controversial Indian cricket captain, with Balaji Telefilms. The movie released on 13 May 2016. Rajat is also working on untitled film for Multi Screen Media (MSM). more…

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