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Delhi-6 (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 February 2009 (India)
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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.

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$879,913, 15 March 2009
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gulshan Grover was signed to play Abhishek Bachchan's father but later was replaced. See more »

Goofs

The Monkey-Man incident occurred in Delhi in 2001, while the Delhi metro rail began in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Mamdu: Only dogs eat when they're hungry. Humans eat to bond with each other.
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References Teesri Kasam (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhor Bhaye
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, Bare Gulam Ali Khan and Gujri Todi
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Excellent show.
25 February 2009 | by nitin_35See all my reviews

I went to see this movie with high expectations, from the director Rakesh Mehra who has given us 'Rang De Basanti', from the subject i.e. the heart of old Delhi and also because of the mixed reviews the movie had received. The movie turned out to be a good movie, but It failed to impress and there were so many places where it could have done much better.

Acting-wise the performances were mixed, with supporting cast (i.e. Delhi 6 Residents) doing the 'natural' act which was good. Cyrus Sahukar was OK. Divya Dutta and Vijay Raaz were great. Rishi Kapoor was just average. Waheeda Rahman disappointed. Abhishek Bachhan tried to do his best and the NRI touch given to his accent was good, we can't expect better from him. Sonam Kapoor's role was of being cute which she did perfectly. Some of the actors were under-used. Overall performances by the whole cast was very good.

Some of the sequences were unnecessary which could be avoided, like the one where Abhishek has a chat with big B, or the one in which he tries to give some speech, or the one where he has a dream about having the Delhi 6 on the streets of America.

The dialogs at some places were not so good, mainly in the second half where the director decides to give a message through the film, but hey Mr. Mehra its always a bad idea to have you message delivered in the form of a speech by the protagonist. Try to weave it into the story as you did with RDB. The Kala Bandar theme of the movie could have been over-used, but he was able to justify it.

The song were great with very good music from Rahman(Totally deserves the double Oscar win), and Lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi was totally in rhythm with the theme of the film, especially the song Kala Bandar. But apart from the songs the background score failed to impress and sucked big time at places.

Overall the film is a must watch and if you like it you'll just love it when you see it the second time.

I'll give it 9 out of 10.

PS: On the second watch, I was just unable to find any flaws in the story telling. Great film guys. Though it is a bit different, but once you get to understand it, all the pieces seem to be perfect.


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