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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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
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Lala Bhairam
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Gobar
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Jai Gopal Sharma (as Pawan Malhotra)
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Vimla Sharma
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Fatima Mehra
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Inspector Ranvijay
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Mamdu
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Ramleela Narrator
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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) (22 February 2009)

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$879,913 (USA) (15 March 2009)
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The film is a semi-autobiography of Rakesh himself as he has spent most of his childhood in Delhi only. See more »

Goofs

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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Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Javed Ali and Kailash Kher
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Great movie...disappointed about the rating.
1 March 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

So this movie has an average rating of 6.2, which is quite disappointing for a film like this. It falls along the lines of Rang De Basanti. It is not a masala flick where you have drama, love, sex, music, thrills, laughs, tragedy, etc. This movie doesn't have much entertainment value, it is more about real life and how people behave (just like Rang De Basanti).

Now about the movie. It is directed well and the story is simple. The pace was slow a couple times but it picked up during the climax. Although Abhishek and Sonam aren't great actors in my view, they have my respect for working in this film. You can read the plot to know about the general story.

I would watch this movie again with friends and family. It is definitely a keeper and it's available on Blu-Ray!


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