It is fitting that an overview of this year’s most memorable films should begin with a conversation about The Dirty Picture. This film is a triumph because of three people. Director Milan Luthria. Dialogue writer Rajat Arora and Vidya Balan. Earlier this year, a strident PR campaign pegged Rani Mukherjee’s foul mouthed scribe in No One Killed Jessica as the performance of the year. Spoken too soon and totally disrespectful of the quietly powerful angst lived by the other player in the story. Balan as Sabrina Lal.
The year is about to end and for now, Ms Balan rules.