Abhishek Bachan

Delhi 6: thought provoking and an inspiring movie

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Movie review : this is a film for intelligent audience

DELHI 6 ABHSHEK AND KABOOTARCast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri, Divya Dutta

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

RATING : *** 

To start with Delhi 6 is set in what you call as 'real India' and this movie is a must watch for all those who crtisized Danny Boyles slumdog for potraying fake India.
A simple short review of this movie will sound quite similar to Ashutoshs Swadesh where an American Indian comes to India on a visit and decides to stay back, but Delhi 6 is more complex  as Rakesh omprakash Mehra  decides not to concentrate only on a single story  (that of Abhisheks) and tries to pack multiple stories in this film.
Delhi 6 main plot revoves around Roshan (Abhishek Bachan) who is an American Indian and who comes to India to drop his ailing Grandmother (waheeda Rehman) who wants to spend her last days in India.

Roshan comes on a quick trip and is fasinated by the affection and culture of India. Here he meets Bittu(Sonam kapoor) an aspiring Indian Idol trying to break free of typical Indian mindset to whom he looses his heart and he no longer wants to return back to America. But soon Roshan is greeted with religious hatred  and unplesant traditions which he is left to sort out with.
As for performances Abhishek delivers and fits quite well in this role while Sonam though doesnt have much to do in this movie looks beatiful and impresses all. Music by oscar winning AR Rahman  is awesome and soulful infact many believe it is better than slumdog which won him oscars. The song "massakkali massakkali" is my personal fav and its beautifully picturised.
The problem with Delhi6 is there are too many  minor characters popping in and out of the screen and it does not live upto high expectations and is no comparison to Rang De Basanti. 
All in all if you are looking for variety and Indian flavour this movie is a must watch . But if you are looking for drama and Srk type movies  then you better stay away from this one. Delhi 6 conveys a message to all and inpires too.

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