The poster of Delhi 6 says -“From the Director of Rang De Basanti”. After Delhi 6, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra can proudly say in his next film’s poster as -“From the director of Rang De Basanti & Delhi 6“!!!
Delhi 6 is a movie about Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan), an American, who comes to India with his grandmother (Waheeda Rehaman), as she wants to take her last breath in her country, in her City, Delhi. Roshan, in due course comes across characters like, Bittu (Sonam Kapoor), Madangopal (Om Puri), Ali Uncle (Rishi Kapoor) and many others. With a backdrop of Monkey Man hitting the Delhi streets, and superbly interwoven Hindu Muslim riots, Delhi 6 delivers a heart whelming story of Delhi. With emphasis on Emotions & Humanity, Delhi 6 moves through many issues, just like going through famous Dilli ki Galiyan. It may have locales of Delhi, but its very much like story of any other city in India.
If you have been to Delhi, You will certianly agree to the fact that Delhi is as shown in the Movie. And if you have not been to Delhi, Only heard of it, As I am, then also you will agree that Delhi must be as shown in the Movie. Delhi has always been shown as city of forts & Political Buildings, But the actual streets, better known as gallis, can be seen in this movie. The Children playing in streets, the masjid, temple in same street, the Jalebi wallah, the electrical shop, the traffic etc seem absolutely real. The Movie has been shot on sets, but you wont feel that, not even for a moment!! Binod Pradhan’s Cinematography is awesome.
After Drona, Abhishek Bachchan much deserved Hit, and hopefully Delhi 6 is the one. Abhishek plays the American returned, a bit confused, Character with ease. His expressions changes rapidly at the situations, when he comes across traffic Jam, Jagraata, Qawwali, Riots or even when he watches Taj Mahal for the first time. He has played the cool American guy character, speaking mostly English, who doesnt believe in the caste/religion based issues etc. but on the other hand when he watches her Grandmother doing all this, he simply smiles!! Great job Abhishek.
Sonam Kapoor was already pretty much popular before the film. She’s bubbly, Delhi Girl, with high aspirations, and daring enough to do anything for her aspirations. The love story hasn’t been established quite well, but thats understood, as they are just a part of main story.
Wahida Rehman, Does a good job. Rishi Kapoor & Ompuri, are well placed Characters. But they could have been given major role in the climax. Amongst other actors, Pawan Malhotra, Vijay Raaz, Divya Dutta, Atul Kulkarni & Deepak Dobriyal, Deepak Needs a special mention.
If you have A R Rahman with you, you are bound to hit the right note. What remains a major task is placements of songs, and it has been beautifully done. The Ramleela has been used in between many places as a symbolic to whats happening. It has been beautifully sung by Raghubeer yadav and picturised well.I wonder why some songs have not been shown full. The Delhi6 title track, Genda Phool, Even Massakali which was already a hit, was not shown fully. Although the songs are not fully shown, still they have been shot Beautifully.
Maula mere maula has been picturised awesomely and the shot of Jama Masjid is breath taking. Dil Gira Dafatan has been picturised such as a mix of Newyork & Delhi comes alive on screen. Massakali has been shot very beautifully, and Sonam looks even more beautiful.
Over all Delhi 6 is a complete package offering you every thing. You get to see, Delhi Streets, Dilli ka dil, love, Religion, Politics, Police and language.
My overall rating is 4 out of 5.
Have you seen the movie? What do think about it?