Movies with Delhi in it

Delhi is not a destination for many movies. This list is created where Delhi has been the backdrop and added to its charm. I will be adding more movies in this list but please feel free to suggest and make comments.
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1.
Fukrey (2013)
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The paths of four dream-chasing college friends cross with an array of colourful characters, from a tough-talking Punjabi female don to a Jugaad Baaz college watchman. Mayhem ensues. (139 mins.)
“ This is the movie that I recently saw and Delhi is prominent character in this movie. The shots of lanes of Delhi took me back to my own youth with kids playing cricket in those narrow alleys. Yamuna bridges also feature prominently in this movie. ” - dev_alok
 
2.
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales. (155 mins.)
“ Based in Delhi with characters playing the Delhi feel very well. Movie captures the raw violence, ugliness as well as innocence of Delhi very well. ” - dev_alok
 
3.
Delhi Belly (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three struggling room-mates unknowingly become potential prey of a ruthless gangster. (103 mins.)
“ As the name says, it is a Delhi movie. Not sure if I totally identified with the characters that were portrayed in this movie but a fun movie nonetheless. ” - dev_alok
 
4.
Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own "Wedding planning ka bijness" in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love and one another. (139 mins.)
Director: Maneesh Sharma
“ Couldn't find Band Baaja Baaraat and hope I have linked to the right movie here. I think putting up tents in the street is a very Delhi thing. Amount of money that is spent on weddings was caught well in this movie. Some good shots of new DTC buses. ” - dev_alok
 
5.
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. (114 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ A good movie based on untalked topic of child abuse. Delhi however was in backdrop. Some shots of IIT Delhi. Wedding usually doesn't happen during monsoon season but that is what makes this movie unique. ” - dev_alok
 
6.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights. (157 mins.)
“ Fairly strong Delhi feel with Jantar Mantar prominently featured. Not my most favorite movie because of the ending but good movie to see. ” - dev_alok
 
7.
Chashme Buddoor (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood... (145 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
“ This was the original movie that was based on Delhi. Delhi streets were prominently featured with Farukh Shaikh and his kali ghodi. Paan wali dukan shown was very typical of Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
8.
Delhi-6 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves. (141 mins.)
“ Movie based solely in Delhi. Good movie showing the life in old Delhi. BTW 6 stands for the abbreviated postal code 110 006. Characters weren't typical Delhi except may be the police wallah, however the buildings more than made up for the presence of Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
9.
Sarfarosh (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
“ Delhi is shown only during the time when Aamir and Sonali are in their college days. The most endearing depiction of winters in Delhi. Sonali wearing the sweater with her dupatta. A great movie to be seen even though Delhi is only small part of it. ” - dev_alok
 
10.
Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the... (112 mins.)
Director: Manish Tiwary
“ Another college movie based in Delhi. Delhi does appear fairly prominently with shots of CP and a bus chase on Delhi roads. Decent movie. ” - dev_alok
 
11.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. (125 mins.)
“ Lucky in all his glory in Delhi. He eventually moves to Bombay but Delhi is big in this movie. Young lucky making his first girl friend was cute. ” - dev_alok
 
12.
Dev D (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption? (144 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ This is one of my all time favorite movies. Paro moves to Delhi in this movie and Dev follows her. Chanda grows up in Delhi. Strong references to DPS scandal in the movie. Shots of Paharh Ganj from Chanda's balcony were beautiful. ” - dev_alok
 
13.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
“ Ayushman Khurana is a typical Delhi Wallah. Loved this movie and the characters that were in this movie. Fun loving Punjabi/Delhi crowd. Love the songs. ” - dev_alok
 
14.
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case. (136 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
“ Extremely strong presence of Delhi. Talks about the politics and high society of Delhi. Lots of shots of Vidya Balan roaming the streets of Delhi. Good movie showing the power struggle that goes on daily basis in Delhi ” - dev_alok
 
15.
Queen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled. (146 mins.)
Director: Vikas Bahl
“ Not a whole lot of visuals from Delhi but lots of verbal references. Queen is from Rajouri (Garden?). She loves to shop and knows what all is available in Lajpat Nagar market. She teaches a French goon a lesson so he wont mess with Delhi wallas. Kangna was totally believable as Delhi's kurhi. ” - dev_alok
 
16.
Chandni (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Fate leaves Chandni shattered as her love Rohit disappears from her life. She meets Lalit and they befriend each other until Rohit knocks on her door. (186 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Rishi Kapoor is supposed to be from New Delhi. Only a small part for Delhi with most of the characters moving out of Delhi soon. None of the characters looked like they were from Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
17.
Lakshya (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero. (186 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
“ Delhi only appears in background. Not a strong Delhi feel but based there nonetheless for at least some part. The beauty of Kashmir later is breathtaking and puts Delhi in deep background! ” - dev_alok
 
18.
Rockstar (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer. (159 mins.)
Director: Imtiaz Ali
“ Movie starts from Delhi colleges but meanders everywhere. CP shows up in a few scenes. ” - dev_alok
 
19.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ The original college was based in Delhi but it was not named based on any college in Delhi. Delhi was not a prominent backdrop but only kind of secondary. ” - dev_alok
 
20.
Masoom (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (165 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ A beautiful movie. Delhi is not very prominent but lots of shots of New Delhi railway station. ” - dev_alok
 
21.
New Delhi Times (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a politician is killed, a journalist discovers that a member of parliament had the man assassinated... (123 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sharma
“ Saw this movie a long time ago and not even sure what they showed in it. ” - dev_alok
 
22.
Fire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ I believe this movie is based in Delhi. Will check and get back. ” - dev_alok
 
23.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
“ Again based in Delhi. Delhi guys buying property and then getting into issues is something that routinely happens in Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
24.
Ahista Ahista (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
For a fee of Rs.200/- Ankush Ramdev acted as one among four witnesses to couples who come to register... (122 mins.)
Director: Shivam Nair
“ I saw this movie only in bits and pieces. Soha comes to Delhi after running away from home. Kind of dangerous. Will watch this movie in full soon. Noticed how Abhay Deol has acted in lots of Delhi based movies. ” - dev_alok
 
25.
Dil Se.. (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary (163 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ The bomb had to go off in Delhi. Priety Zinta looked good. Movie does go all over the place. ” - dev_alok
 
26.
Silsila (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Can an unconventional love that runs afoul of societal expectations survive? (182 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Torrent extra-marital affair between Rekha and Amitabh in Delhi. I think most people remember the tulips in Switzerland(?) from this movie and not necessarily Delhi. Very few scenes but partly based in Delhi nonetheless. Yash Chopra did like to make part of the movies in Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
27.
Mickey Virus (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When Delhi Police comes across an unusual case revolving around hacking they seek help of an expert who thinks like them only to come across a lazy hacker Mickey Arora. (135 mins.)
Director: Saurabh Varma
“ Mickey Virus is a hacker from Delhi. Showed Delhi that I am not very familiar with. Lots of flyovers and nice looking roads. Movie is forgettable. Loved the Haryanvi police inspector played by Varun Badola. ” - dev_alok
 
28.
Heropanti (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A man loves a woman, whose family does not believe in love. (146 mins.)
Director: Sabir Khan
“ An awful movie but had scenes of Delhi thrown all over. Did make a mistake where they showed platform of Sarai Rohilla station but the exterior or Old Delhi Railway station. ” - dev_alok
 
29.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two spoiled brats meet over the purchase of an expensive wedding skirt in Delhi. Thus begins a romance under the shadow of her arranged marriage. (133 mins.)
“ Kavya comes to Delhi and falls in love with Humpty Sharma! Movie is ok and good for one watch. Not much of Delhi but it did capture the spirit of Delhi with fake designer lehngas and college life. ” - dev_alok
 
30.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family. (163 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
“ Pawan does meet Rasika in Old Delhi. Did show quite a bit of old Delhi. Did also capture the spirit of that place. ” - dev_alok
 
31.
PK (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. His childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter, and letting go. (153 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ PK does make his way to Delhi. Quite a few shots of Minto bridge railway station. Couldn't really recognize all the temples they showed in the movie. Movie is very good if you don't mind being shown the mirror. ” - dev_alok
 
32.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tanu and Manu's marriage collapses. What happens when Manu meets Tanu's lookalike Kusum - and when Tanu returns? (128 mins.)
Director: Aanand L. Rai
“ Manu falls in love again in Delhi. Number of scenes of new DTC busses that I have not travelled in! Number of scenes in Delhi university in colleges that I don't necessarily recognize. ” - dev_alok
 
33.
Mardaani (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story of Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime Branch, who sets out to confront the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia. (113 mins.)
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
“ Mardaani lives in Bombay but the villain lives in Delhi. Mardaani comes to Delhi looking for the gang. A number of scenes of Delhi. ” - dev_alok
 
34.
Special 26 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers. (144 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
“ Movie starts with gang in Delhi and goes from there to Bombay. There was a chase in Connaught place. ” - dev_alok