Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Delhi 6


Delhi 6 - a journey of a boy and his grandmother back to their roots. The movie was not spectacular, but it was a good first attempt made in Indian cinema to bring out the Indian-ness of India starting with the petty fights, the strong religious beliefs, and the joy and affection showered by relatives and family friends on going back home after a very long period of time.

The protagonist of the movie – Roshan, is an American citizen minus the fake accent. He almost made us believe that he never went to America save his weak attempts of American jargon such as the over usage of the phrases and words ‘It’s alright’ and ‘cool’.

The leading woman played a very forgettable role Рthe typical Hindi movie clich̩ of girl hating boy at first sight and ultimately falling in love with him. *yawn and double yawn*

My favorite scene in the movie would have to be a lovemaking scene between a wannabe hep city boy and the young bride of a wealthy older gentleman. They merely show the legs of both boy and girl and their toes accidently keep pressing the remote control of the television. This action causes a successive change of channels and suggestive television clips are shown which establishes the fact that they are at it in full steam.

Delhi 6 will raise a few doubts and questions in our minds and will definitely make us wonder why our country is so worried about petty forgettable issues while the real life changing problems are almost always neglected and forgotten.

9 comments:

One Bizarre Scribe said...

Please.. The movie was forgettable to the nth degree, except for the "Chandrayaan" scene [LMAO] and a coupla songs from the soundtrack. Surprised that u thought it deserved a post.. :)

thirtyandone said...

yes,i think such movies are purely commercial.movie is an art.not just a way to spend 2 hours.there are movies out there made with genuine effort of conveying messages with value..i suggest u go for them.regards

nutty candy said...

I actually liked the mosque shot, it was beautifully executed. Also rather enjoyed Sonam Kapoor's presence in the film, she has that charisma, you want to watch her. There is a mild Kajol feel to her.The movie isn't the worst I have seen.

Jaggu said...

Blog updated!!!

Vikas said...

u seem to be pretty active here huh ... nice !!

Chriz said...

i loved the screenplay.. one of the best in indian cinema.. there might be different views on this.. but mine is my own view

Karthick said...

Well u never gave thought the music score by arr, guess that deserved a Little appreciation.

moody said...

hi,

I came across a previous post of yours and was quiet relieved to see that I wasn't the only manic depressed repressed kid to graduate out of DAV Gopalpuram.

I am 27 and studied there back in the day for three years only, but I still carry the scars. The only bit of sanity I had was a series of amazing english teachers.

Cheers and good luck!

DPhatsez said...

Yo!
Delhi 6 was a concept which im sure was lost in translation.

All those in favour of renaming the movie to 'Kaala Bandar' say 'I'
(...anyone?..)

I was also deeply saddened at how skinny Sonam kapoor became.But then again i'm a guy :D

My first time here : So hi!! :D