Delhi 6 :
Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Producer - Ronnie Screwvala & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Story - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Kamlesh Pandey
Screenplay - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra , Prasoon Joshi & Kamlesh Pandey
Music - AR Rahman
Lyrics - Prasoon Joshi , Viviane & Claire [ ' Dilli - 6' ]
Dialogue - Prasoon Joshi
Cinematography - Binod Pradhan
Abhishek Bachchan - Roshan Mehra
Sonam Kapoor - Bittu
Waheeda Rehman - Daadi
Rishi Kapoor - Ali
Om Puri - Madan Gopal
Pawan Malhotra - Jai Gopal
Vijay Raaj - Inspeector Ranvijay
Deepak Dobriyal - Mamdu
Atul Kulkarni - Gobar
Divya Dutta - Jalebi
Rakeysh Mehra succeeds in recreating Chandni Chowk's hustle bustle brilliantly but its the story that falls short of expectations.
The basic theme of a NRI coming back to india and 're-inventing' himself is good but the muvi ends up being too preachy at the end.
Whereas Mehra's previous venture , Rang De Basanti also was thought provoking but it wasnt preachy.
Mehra has used AR Rahman's music marvolously! Prasoon Joshi managed to capture the essence of Delhi with his soulful & imaginative lyrics.
Just listen to 'Arziyan',which deals with submitting yourself to the almighty or 'Masakalli',which is all about going for your dream without caring what others think or 'Dilli-6',which tells what Delhi is all about and you would know what i mean.
Joshi's previous venture GHAJINI with Rahman was a mediocre one in terms of lyrics but this one just proves that he should be considered among the Akhtars & Gulzars.
Rahman's music [ Songs & even the BGMs] help in taking the story forward. I believe that if the Academy Awards Committee listens to this album few times and watches this muvi once , they would decide to courier Rahman both the OSCARS that he is nominated for !!
Special mention has to given to the Ram Leela scenes as they were asthetically choreographed and executed.
But the show stealer is the song 'Dil Gira Dafatan' which is picturized amazingly! It's a great example of how Visual Effects , Set Decoration & Cinematography can be used to make a song look 'Out of the World' !!
All the actors have done a decent job. More than the actors i believe the audience will be able to easily relate itself with all the characters.
Initially you may be irritated with Abhishek's 'American-ish' english but soon you get used to it.Sonam has done a good job considering this is her 'first film' after The Humongous Disastorous SAAWARIYA !!
Om Puri, Pawan Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Atul Kulkarni & Divya Dutta all got into the skin of their character effectively.
In 2 Hrs 18 mins Mehra has tried to take a dig at all the negative aspects of India , ranging from Castism, Vote Bank Politics , Corruption , Religious Divide etc etc and a love story surrounding all this.
The concept of 'Kaala Bandar' representing all the evil & negative in our society is really good.
But at the end i did feel a bit dissapointed as i was expecting much more. May be it's because i was expecting another Rang De...
Rating - 2 1/2
Verdict - Watch it for Rahman & Prasoon Joshi's soulful Music , the Ram Leela scenes or if u r a DELHITE !!!