Having garnered an enviably enthusiastic audience response during its run on the silver screen, Delhi Belly
all set to take over on television. However, this will require more
than a simple cut-and-paste because of the risque language and content
of the film. According to the telly censor board, the production must be
re-edited and re-dubbed if it moves to the small screen in the interest
of younger home audience members.
While this is
what the committee has requested, the filmmakers believe that such a
change would cause the film to lose its essence and render it
unintelligible to the audience, in which case it might as well not be
shown at all. There may have been rumors that certain portions were
being re-shot for the small screen, director Abhinay Deo conclusively
denied them. The re-dubbing will take place along with a select few
edits, but he consented to no further tweaking as it would compromise
the concept of the film.
We're sure that this hilarious film will
retain most of it's entertainment value even in G-rated form, given
today's television landscape, we wonder whether there was anything in
the original that younger home audiences haven't already seen!
Editors: Lola & Jenifer