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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.

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 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

Many scenes of the movie were shot against the green screen (chroma background) using CGI. Various vfx techniques, right from compositing, matte painting, background plates (BG), wire removal and many more, went in creating shots which portrayed the look and the feel of real Delhi, though most of the sequences were not actually shot in Delhi for security reasons. See more »

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The movie is set in 2001 but there are scenes showing rehearsals for Indian Idol which did not begin until 2004. 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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Referenced in Darling (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Gira Dafatan
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Ash King and Backing Chinmayee
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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The beauty of the film lies in how artsy cinema has been blended so
23 March 2009 | by devendrapaiSee all my reviews

A bit late given the fact that I had been for the film the night it released i.e. the 20th of February. So better late than never I am finally writing a review which I had been thinking of working on since the past one month. But as the saying goes, better late than never so here I am finally giving my review of the film – Delhi 6, a film which has been described by Rajeev Masand as a film with a heart. The film basically deals with Roshan's (Abhishek Bachchan) journey from New York to one of the more chaotic areas of the country – Chandni Chowk whose pin code stands as '6' and it is from here the title of the film comes from.

The film has a beautiful narrative wherein it is the leading protagonist who has a voice-over and tells the story. The story begins wherein Roshan cannot relate Chandni Chowk here is also symbolic of an average Indian residential community which has shades of real life characters – a corrupt policeman, egoist brothers who can't stand each other, the mohalla idiot. Simple scenes like – Hindus and Muslims worshipping not just their own religious Gods but vice versa, the distribution of Prasad from both the mosque and the temple enjoyed by the mohallawalas, Roshan made to talk on the phone even at a time when he is waiting outside the rest room in very urgent state, the Muslims youth having a secret hideout where the practice all the material things like drinking or playing pool which is restricted by their religion, a Muslim tying devi maa ka kapda on the hands of Roshan's grandmother down with a medical emergency, at the same time the scene of a cow giving birth to a calf on the middle of the street which cures the ailing grandmother and also re emphasizes that faith heals but my favourite of them remains the scene showing the image of Hanuman and Haj sharing the same wall in a Muslim shop which reasserts the uniqueness of Indian Muslims in a time when more and more Muslims from India are being influenced by jehadi ideas.

The beauty of the film lies in how artsy cinema has been blended so well with mainstream cinema. As ROM had rightly put it that if RDB was his passing out of school, D6 is his graduation. And is very true in what he means. There is a big stress on symbolisms – Masakali, the dove stands the individual's curtailed right to freedom and being tied down by restrictions, the Ram leela and relevance of its chapters is time and again reflected whether it is the Shabari episode being shown as the same time wherein caste based discrimination exists in the audience or be it the burning o f Ravana symbolizing victory over external evil and last but not least Kaala Bandar which reflects the evil within which we have to see and correct by looking at the mirror.

The actors have perfectly fitted in the shoes of their characters - Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Pawan Malhotra, Om Puri, Divya Dutta and all the other so called supporting actors have come up with some splendid performances of their lifetimes. A R Rehman has done a fabulous job as usual by blending the songs perfectly as per the requirements of the screenplay and by no means do look forcefully pushed into it.

The feel good emotion which the film carries with it is impressive summed in the dialogue "India works. The people make it work". The only disappointment was the final guest entry as it looked very much forced up and really did not fit in the entire screenplay. But the overall goodness of the film overcomes this ignorable aspect. Delhi 6 is taking Indian cinema to a much higher level breaking away from the typical so called "filmy singing around the trees kind of story". A realistic story on reel Delhi 6 is an effort which should be appreciated and will go down in the books as a milestone film in the league of Swades, Rang De Basanti, and many more. And yes, last but not least do not leave the theatres before the credits at the end of the film as it really is a wrap-up on the film as a whole and you don't want to miss that.


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