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Delhi 6 (2009)



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A quick trip from the USA to India turns into a life-altering journey of self-discovery for a man traveling with his ailing grandmother. Upon arriving in Delhi with his grandmother, Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) begins to experience an inner transformation that he never anticipated. The ancient walled city is a character unto itself -- embodying the chaos of the Indian people, their beliefs, and their religion -- and before his trip is over Roshan will have fallen deeply in love with Delhi. The pin code of Delhi is 110006, though the locals affectionately refer to it as "DELHI-6." ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Waheeda Rehman
as Annapurna (Dadi)
Om Puri
as Madangopal
Prem Chopra
as Lala Bhairam
Pavan Malhotra
as Jai Gopal
Tanvi Azmi
as Fatima
Vijay Raaz
as Inspector Ranvijay
K.K. Raina
as Haji Suleman
Akhilendra Mishra
as Baba Bandarmaar
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Critic Reviews for Delhi 6

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Mehra's follow-up to his Bafta-nominated Rang de Basanti is another gritty slice of political Bollywood cinema.

Full Review… | November 14, 2016
Time Out
Top Critic

Anchored by a fascinating score from Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, naturalistic performances and a wide cinematic palette, Delhi-6 is a fair introduction to Indian cinema for outsiders -- who will have no clue at times why the audience is laughing.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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The narrative equivalent of urban sprawl undermines Delhi-6, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's admirably ambitious but ultimately frustrating musical dramedy.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
Top Critic

Compounding the problem, the film is light on those kitschy musical numbers that make Bollywood movies fun to watch.

Full Review… | February 20, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Delhi-6 can be maddeningly vague, which robs its ending -- a finale as joltingly (melo)dramatic as any in Bollywood -- of the impact it intends.

February 20, 2009
New York Times
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It's pretty much irresistible and, in that sense, represents the enigmatic India of today as well as anything ever could.

Full Review… | February 18, 2009
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Delhi 6


(2009 Director: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra) Interesting tale of a young American man of Indian descent (Abhishek Bachchan) who returns to India for his Grandmother, who wishes to return so that she may die in India. Roshan has his own journey of self-discovery getting touch with his roots in this foreign land where there is animosity between Muslim and HIindu...where the roads are blocked with a sacred cow is giving birth. The believed "terrorizing" by the illusive "Black Monkey" was primarily a humorous idea that gets carried a bit too far. (more review to follow)

Teresa S
Teresa S

Super Reviewer


An interesting movie that centralizes around a neighborhood where everyone's treated either as a friend, and/or a member of the family. Morals, ideals, and characterizations are tested when an imaginary antagonist is invented and begins to create chaos. Roshan accompanies his grandmother to India, and is introduced to a world he's never known before. Differences of opinions began to escalate when "the Black Monkey" begins to terrorize the neighborhood, and its people. Great cast- Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, and Om Puri. Worth seeing!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


The star of this movie is the Old City of Delhi, as seen through the eyes of an American tourist with Indian roots. What some have seen as a disorganized muddle, I would see as a little bit of a tapestry, deliberately showing the loose threads of stories that run out of the box of the movies. As in real life, we see enough to have an idea of what is going on, but we know neither the end nor the beginning of the many background stories of which we see just enough to get a taste. The main plot is fine, albeit a bit on the unbelievable side. The Black Monkey Scare was real, but has been somewhat manipulated to fit the moral of the movie.

Rebecca Howell
Rebecca Howell

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