Why Delhi Belly is the Most Accurate Representation of India’s Millennials

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Why Delhi Belly is the Most Accurate Representation of India’s Millennials

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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n an iconic Delhi Belly reveal, a man who goes by the name Cowboy (Vijay Raaz) receives a mysterious package inside a shop called Indian Handicrafts. Earlier in the film, we learn that Cowboy is expecting a package containing pure diamonds worth crores of rupees. He naturally assumes that the Dabur Chyawanprash-like plastic container in front of him has those very priceless contents.

Under the watchful eye of his goons, Cowboy takes a seat, spreads a red velvet cloth across the table before unscrewing the lid of the container. He then fastidiously brushes off the dust and slowly spreads its contents across the cloth. Out comes a trail of watery shit. If that weren’t ridonk enough, then a bald goon even takes up the responsibility of smelling the brown gooey matter, only to exclaim “Sir! Yeh toh tatti hai.”

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