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Delhi-6 (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 February 2009 (India)
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In the ancient walled city of Delhi, an American-born Indian finds himself on an unexpected inner journey as he learns about himself and his roots.

Director:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

Writers:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (story & screenplay) (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra), Prasoon Joshi (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Annapurna Mehra
Abhishek Bachchan ... Roshan Mehra
Sonam Kapoor ... Bittu Sharma
Rishi Kapoor ... Ali Beg
Om Puri ... Madan Gopal Sharma
Prem Chopra ... Lala Bhairam
Atul Kulkarni ... Gobar
Pavan Malhotra ... Jai Gopal Sharma (as Pawan Malhotra)
Divya Dutta ... Jalebi
Supriya Pathak ... Vimla Sharma
Tanvi Azmi ... Fatima Mehra
Vijay Raaz ... Inspector Ranvijay
Deepak Dobriyal ... Mamdu
Raghuvir Yadav ... Ramleela Narrator
K.K. Raina ... Haji Suleiman
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Storyline

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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The Journey within

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Delhi - 6 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$602,850, 22 February 2009

Gross USA:

$879,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,125,579
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Earlier it was rumored Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra would cast new actors in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Abhishek Bachan goes to invite Om Puri for Jagran, the particles of blended cotton sticks to his clothes, but when he is about to leave all the particles disappear. See more »

Quotes

Mamdu: Only dogs eat when they're hungry. Humans eat to bond with each other.
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Connections

References Indian Idol (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Arziyan
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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Not for people who only like movies to pass the time
31 March 2009 | by cooluoneSee all my reviews

I normally very strongly dislike Hindi films. Most people who like intelligent, artful, deep films usually hate films from "Bollywood", and with good reason. There's a reason why Hindi films aren't seriously considered when there is a discussion of great films. Slumdog Millionaire doesn't count for obvious reasons.

Delhi 6 is a film which finally made me believe that there IS potential in India, and a desire to make a film which isn't just meant to be spoonfed to the audience.

For people who have spent their entire lives, watching films which are only what they are at first glance and nothing more, this film will be undoubtedly annoy and bore them. That probably means most of the Indian audience, unfortunately. And that unfortunately means, this film will not do well financially, and will discourage producers from making a wonderful film like this.

Delhi 6 will not make sense to people who take EVERY SINGLE THING in a film literally and don't dig deeper to try and understand the implicit meanings. This film is wonderfully directed, acted, and very evidently produced with heart and love.

I would definitely submit this film as the selection from India for the Oscar foreign film section. It's *that* good.

Don't watch this if you're looking for a "masala" movie. If you're looking for a film which will make you believe in India's ability to make excellent movies, this is it.


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