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Delhi-6 (2009)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annapurna Mehra
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Roshan Mehra
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Bittu Sharma
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Ali Beg
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Madan Gopal Sharma
Prem Chopra ...
Lala Bhairam
Atul Kulkarni ...
Gobar
Pavan Malhotra ...
Jai Gopal Sharma (as Pawan Malhotra)
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Supriya Pathak ...
Vimla Sharma
Tanvi Azmi ...
Fatima Mehra
Vijay Raaz ...
Inspector Ranvijay
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Mamdu
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Ramleela Narrator
K.K. Raina ...
Haji Suleiman
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U.S.-based Roshan Mehra's mother, Fatima, is Muslim, while his dad is Hindu. When his ailing grandmother, Annapurna, wants to re-locate to Delhi to spend her last days, he accompanies her. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Ali Beg, who wanted to marry Fatima, but was not able to disclose his feelings to her. He also gets to meet the Sharma family, who hope that he will wed Rama, the daughter of Madan, who is busy looking for a groom for his other rather rebellious daughter, Bittu, who wants to be the next Indian Idol. He also gets to meet assorted Muslim and Hindus, who welcome him with open arms, and he gets to witness that lower caste Indians are still being shunned despite of modern technology and the launching of satellites. When reports of a Kala Bandhar terrorizing the community increases, Hindus start to suspect that it may be a Muslim terrorist, while the Muslims fear that it may be a Hindu political ploy to demolish a mosque. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$602,850 (USA) (20 February 2009)

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$879,913 (USA) (13 March 2009)
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Though it is very obvious that Statue of Liberty and Jama Masjid have been brought together 'digitally' in Old Delhi's skyline during Dil Gira Dafatan, during the entire movie, terrace shots showing the skyline were digitally created backgrounds. See more »

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In the scene where Dadi first discloses that she wants to return to America, Rama is shown putting her head on Rajjo Bhabhi's shoulder. In the next scene, her head is up again, and you can notice her easing her head back onto Rajjo's shoulder. See more »

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Mamdu: Only dogs eat when they're hungry. Humans eat to bond with each other.
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References Indian Idol (2004) See more »

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Delhi 6
Written by Vivienne Pocha and Claire
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by BlaaZe, Benny Dayal, Vivienne Pocha, Tanvi and Claire
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Absolutely Amazing!
20 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What a delight! The streets of Delhi haven't ever looked as affable as through the camera of Binod Pradhan in Delhi-6. To be honest, when I had heard the music release, a few songs seemed out-of-place/non-inspiring, but every note played in the movie seems to blend seamlessly with the plot.

It's not a perfect movie - the plot seems to be unconvincing in the last 20 minutes, but that doesn't even manage to scrape the lingering happy feeling that you're left with from the previous couple of hours of the movie.

I found three remarkable things about the movie. I've already mentioned the cinematography - it makes you wish you were there. Then there is a bunch of the most heartwarming, hilarious scenes written and enacted brilliantly. Yet, the performance by the actors is what remains with you when you step out of the theater. Divya Dutta, Deepak Dobriyal, and Vijay Raaz stand out and have such impact through their few appearances that you end up believing they were on screen for almost the entire movie. Waheeda Rahman and Rishi Kapoor remind us that Old is Gold. In fact, the entire cast is full of life, and has carried the story on its shoulders through every scene. Abhishek Bachhan has done justice to his talent.

If you're a fan of the old run-on-the-mill Indian movie, better stay at home. If you wish to see a delightful approach to cinema, go catch the movie.

I rate it at 7/10.


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