Delhi 6 – Movie review

Delhi 6…It was a regular weekend and as usual i was expecting a good time with Delhi 6! 
Movie starts with a “Kala Bandhar” [monkey-man] fear in Delhi. A parallel shot was of Abhishek’s Grandma getting closer to death and was interested to live rest of her life in Delhi. 

“Kala-bandhar” was all over the plot with all incidents depicting the dark-side of us. Along with it a “Ram-lila” was being played part by part with appropriate scenes. They tried well to touch many parts of life in Delhi-6.

Theres a scene when Abhishek(Roshan) slapped back to a police-man and as usual Roshan sent behind the bars. His uncle bribed the police-man to make em free, and there was a dilogue “kya kare sahib, kaayde kaanun me pala badhha hai”  pointing the situation of law & order here…

The first part bored me a lot, though there are few interesting dialogs and scenes. May be that boredom was required for creating base for movie after interval. A good friend said, “You should see it as a city – Delhi 6.. 

In first part movie is trying to show a regular city of Delhi”. This looked a bit TP to me – things were just 

passing-by for me in the movie for the first half. There they tried to showcase a regular life including the differences between brothers, hindu-muslim stuff, politics & regular cop-story, ram-lila and a increasing likelyness between Bittu & Roshan. Oh yeah, one more face of girls of Delhi shown in d’ pic – the difference 

between what they have to show and what they feel-in-side. Bittu leave the home in traditional panjabi suit but later in the city she change over to a modern delhi-gal. She was following dream of becoming an ‘indian-idol’! 

Second part was lil interesting when Roshan had to go back to NY and he imagined D-6 in NY. This probable distance and communal-riot kinda thing made em’ realise the attachment to D-6 & Bittu. Mean while story continues with “Kala-Bandhar”.. 
In d’ the song “Masakkali” Bittu looked nice – well shes beautiful. I also loved the song “Arziyan” and “kala bandar”.. Actually “kala bandar”‘s lyrics has whole film described in brief and i think thats what whole film want to convey..and “Arziyan” is a qawwali with gr8 lyrics !! 

You don’t need to go for it if you want some entertainment / fun. Delhi-6 is a city described as a Character in first part and in second part They emphacised more on the problems, mindsets, surroundings & bandars amongst us.
Movie bored me till interval but after that it has a strong story and filming. I mean i wished to see “what more..what else…” !! There also came a peak time at the end of the story when I felt a pin-drop silence – the most shocking and better shot of the movie..[wont reveal – u watch it], but its again related to that “kala-bandar”.. i felt it the best part of the movie.. can’t write everything here!!

Well I won’t say its a must watch movie, but still atleast second part is worth watching..
1-star for 1st half and 3.5 star for second..

And if you go for it, watch it as a description of D6, watch-out for what minor details They have covered.
Also don’t forget to check out original cd of the movie – may be you can jump to nearest crossword – they ‘ve conveyed a message there as well with a mirror on it.. Watch the movie for getting d’ idea behind.. 

Therez are some gr8 lines at the very start of the movie by Prasoon Joshi – 

zarre zarre me usika noor hai, 
jhaank khud me, vo na tuj se door hai, 
ishq hai us-se to sabse ishq kar, 
iss ibaadat ka yehi to dastoor hai…,
Is mein us mein aur us mein hai wohi,
Yaar mera har taraf bharpoor hai…

Over all it was an ‘okay’ movie but a better good to watch second half.. 3 Songs “Arziyan”, “kala bandar” and “Masakkali” are my favourites good lyrics + musik.

Check the songs here:



1 comment
  1. Basti hai mastaano ki…Gali hai deewano ki…Every city has its own identity….its own charm…n thats formed by people living thr..their dreams..their energy..their zest for life..

    Watching the movie was a real good experience…it was like knowing the city…interwined with various emotions tht flow through people’s heart.With the backdrop of a family..where a grandson(Roshan:AB)comes to Delhi with his Grandma (Waheeda ji) to fulfill her wish of spending her last days on her own soil…the movie depicts the meance of kala-bandar…coupled with the parallel running love-story of Roshan n Bittu (Sonam..looking lovely in salwaar kameez and bangles.-the attire rocks neday)..where Bittu is also chasing her dream of being next Indian Idol..(Bhor Bhayee by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali and Shreya was nice in audition..)The first half captures the city in a wonderful way…and the Ram-Leela running parallel is gr8ly related to the story..where in one of the incidents..the character called Jalebi (Divya Dutta) is nt allowed to visit the Pooja (Tumre Bhavan Me was wonderful) as she is from the so called lower caste and then the Ram-Leela depicting about Lord Ram and Shabri which clearly showed how we create differences tht demean humanity…Also the role of Gobar was convincingly played by Atul Kulkarni..In fact everybody played their part extremely well..
    The menace of Kala Bandar continues..and so does Roshan’s journey exploring the city and its people where certain incidents shock him..n some touch his heart..and discovering tht he is in Love with Bittu and so was Bittu and deicdes nt to go back..the song Dil Gira Dafatan reminded me of Ye jo Des Hai tera not musically bt the way it was picturised..n needless to say it was beautiful…the Kala Bandar haunting people around..the issue is politicised leading to outbreak of communal riots and once where people lived together are even ready to kill each other..
    True that some negative thing makes people forget wat happiness was in being together…well the climax was as good as the entire movie..One of the most interesting things was the man carrying mirror..and asking people to look within..coz there is God within us if we look and there is menace in everyone(kala bandar) if we are willing to accept and let it out of ourself..

    Apt words on the movie wud be…”Every crisis benefits in a certain way”..its upto us whether we look at it that way or just crib about it…The world is beautiful and tht formed by people..we jst need to look into the mirror..and discover ourself..each time..every emotion may nt have been described here for this is wat i felt about the film..and the film wud be incomplete without its gr8 muzic so heres sumthing on muzic..

    As for the muzic..Masakalli makes u do that famous step netime u listen to it..Arziyan is is Tumre Bhavan me..and Genda phool was different and rocking…. in fact all of them…

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