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Chalo Dilli (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2011 (India)
Enroute to her destination via plane, a busy executive gets stranded with a middle-classed fast-talking male.

Director:

Shashant Shah

Writers:

Shabbir Ahmed (lyrics), Anand Raj Anand (lyrics) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vinay Pathak ... Manu Gupta
Lara Dutta ... Mihika Mukherjee
Yana Gupta ... Dancer / Singer
Akshay Kumar ... Lt. Col. Vikram Singh Rana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vishwanath Chatterjee
Gaurav Gera ... Gopi
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Police Inspector Mishra
Brijendra Kala ... Train Ticket Collector
Hanish Kalia Hanish Kalia ... Book store owner
Teddy Maurya Teddy Maurya ... Bhaiyaji
Dadhey Pandey Dadhey Pandey ... Dharampal
Rahul Singh ... Ghujjar Singh
Raghav Tiwari Raghav Tiwari ... Naresh
Teetu Verma Teetu Verma ... Billu
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Storyline

While on her way to Mumbai airport to board a plane to Delhi, a busy business executive, who employs over 600 employees, gets stuck in a traffic jam, and misses her flight. She blames her predicament on an auto-rickshaw passenger, Manu Gupta, and is appalled when the latter is her co-passenger on a budget-airline. The flight is diverted to Jaipur and with no flights available for several hours, she ends up sharing a rental car with Manu - but matters get even worse when the car breaks down, and both end up spending the night at a cockroach-ridden restaurant. At daybreak, she ends up having no luggage, no car, and forced to ride a camel-cart with Manu, who she cannot stand anymore. But things get even worse when she will find her money has been stolen; the duo will be arrested for traveling on a train without tickets; and end up hitching a ride from men who have just broken out of jail!! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Go to Delhi See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Actress Zeenat Aman, who originally performed the song 'Laila O Laila' in the film Qurbani(1980), saw this film prior to its release and said she was happy with Yana Gupta's remake of the song and her dance number. See more »

Goofs

Around 34 minutes in the film, those two main protagonists got off the truck, the old driver suddenly became a young driver. Through the windshield, you can see the young driver pulling a scarf up to cover his nose. A few seconds later, the young driver became the older driver again. See more »

Quotes

Manu Gupta: The truth is that when something is not in our control it's foolish to let it affect you. I believe change what you can and accept what you can't.
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Ab Dilli Door Nahi....
5 July 2011 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Vinay Pathak has carved a niche for him. Regardless of the box-office fate of his movies, the fan-base will continue to patronise his films for the simple reason that as a performer he never lets you down. The same can be said for "Chalo Dilli", his cent percent shines above all. The character not quite irritating if they are expecting another "Bheja Fry" but does bear a slight resemblance.

The plot is interesting, a road movie. The narrative does take a beating at few places especially when they hitch a ride after the jail-break. Instead a few funny moments could have been thrown in. And yes, the penultimate moments are an absolute tear-jerker. The Yana Gupta item song is clearly a force-fit and on that note the "Laila Main Laila" remix is an absolute letdown.

Lara Dutta gets into the skin of the character as a suave corporate lady who can make things happen. The tag of home-production gives her additional incentive to push the envelope.

Akshay Kumar in an extended cameo does a good job.

The "Dasvidaniya" director delivers yet another a fun-filled feel-good movie thats worth a go.


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