"Zarre Zarre Mein Usi Ka Noor Hai
Jhak Khud Mein Woh Na Tujhse Door Hai
Ishq Hai Usse To Sab Se Ishq Kar
Is Ibadat Ka Yehi Dastoor Hai"
The plot started following these lines. Well this film is not like a typical hindi film we all can expect. And why should we expect a typical formula based commercial hindi film from the director who is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra? Yes it’s true that after Rang De Basanti, many were expecting another film which will attract youth again. But let me tell you guys, this director was brave enough to make the film like Aks also.
This film is about the relations, cultures, traditions, religious faiths and love. The director was just perfect while casting for the characters. He never tried to use the fame of the characters rather he used the talent and experience level when those were needed in some intense moments.
As all we know about the level of the director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, he is an artist of his own field. He knows his quality, so never scared about the impact of the success or failure of his films. He is always very honest with his work, never compromises for the characters that’s why he choose for his film with the actors from three different generations starting from Waheeda Rehman then followed Rishi Kapoor and lastly Sonam Kapoor and made it look like so natural on screen altogether.
Abhishek Bachchan as Roshan was the key character in this film. The film is shown almost through his eyes. An NRI brought his grandmother back to Delhi and started to realize about the soul of the cultures and traditions of Delhi. Though he was born and brought up in USA but he was a sensitive enough to realize the source of the problems hidden behind the daily life. Rakeys rightly said that Abhishek’s character was the most important and difficult one in this film.
It was quite surprising to see the performance of a actress who is on her 2nd film. Yes, I am talking about.Sonam Kapoor as Bittu. She was fabulous. Credit goes to the director. He highlighted the character with shade of simplicity. She was looking truly beautiful. She handled her character superbly and delivered some nice emotional expressions in some scenes.
Waheeda Rehman was especially terrific on her character. She delivered once again with pride. Rishi Kapoor and Om Puri justified their characters. Rest of the crew all leaved their footprints in the movie.
And last but not the least the Kala Bandar character which was virtual but the backbone of the script. Every single man carries two types of characteristics – good and bad, the Kala Bandar was the bad side of those. The director kept that concept throughout the movie. And at the end he revealed it with lots of social messages for all.
The music of this film is nice containing some hit tracks like Mashakkali, Delhi-6 title track. The Oscar winner talented music director A.R. Rahman proved his quality again. Though I thing he could do something more with background music. Otherwise its almost perfect.
There are some parts I think the director might have something to do about. The background music was not up to the mark, especially on these types of sensitive scripts some intense emotional background music was requireed. There are so many songs put in the first half among them two extraordinary tracks like “Mashakkali” and “Rehna Tu” could be put in better situations or they might be put in the background score by showing some main frame activities so that people could enjoy the scenes.
Cinematography was awesome. Some scenes made marks like in the song “Dil Gira Kahin Par Dafatan” the effects were excellent where the cultures of New York and Delhi were mixing in Abhishek’s mind. The conversations between Abhishek and Waheeda when he was telling her to go back to America. The Ram Lila sequences and lots more.
In whole I must say that in these days publicity holds the key factor for the success of any movie. The distributors did fair job but the film is not targeted to the box office rather delivers a social message. Don’t take any reviews for granted (not even mine) better watch it and judge it with your own point of view because remember some of last year’s greatest movies like A Wednesday, Mumbai Mere Jaan, Sarkar Raj and even this years so called top movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Luck By Chance didn’t do much at the box office. Delhi-6 is an art came out directly from the heart of the artist Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Go and watch it.
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