2012 had Bollywood give us a film about a dancer who got 'Dirty' to get on the top of the film industry. Vidya Balan shined with her performance in Milan Luthria's 'The Dirty Picture' and that film sure was a game changer that made Balan the 'hero'. Veteran Director KC Bokadia claimed that this one too will be a game changer but the only thing it changed is our belief that Indian cinema is changing for the better. If films like 'Dirty Politics' continue to get screens, we wonder where the industry is heading.
An ambitious dancer Anokhi Devi (Mallika Sherawat) uses sex to climb up the political ladder in her quest for power. Certain turn of events lead to a murder and then comes in the CBI to investigate the missing story of Anokhi Devi.
The film is loosely based on the infamous Bhanwari Devi murder case but honestly reading about the story on internet will be less tedious than watching this movie. Bokadia has made a film that would have worked in the 90s but today it has no place. It's actually brutal that one would be put through this torture of a film that has an item girl almost baring her privates for a paunchy old man and then blackmailing him with their sex tape.
Mallika Sherawat entered Bollywood as quickly as she left, and this comeback will definitely be forgotten quicker than that. Her over the top acting and dramatic dialogues make it even worse. Veterans Om Puri, Jackie Shroff and Anupam Kher could not do much to save the film.
Substandard dialogues and mediocre screenplay only adds to the film's woes. The background score is below average and the music doesn't stand a chance. Bokadia has given Hindi cinema quite a few good films and this one will definitely not be counted as one of them.
Watching 'Dirty Politics' is something we would ask you to avoid not only on this weekend but even if it's shown for free on TV. Totally not worth your time, avoid it.