Delhi 6 (2009) Preview – a journey within…
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra the movie is reportedly based on Mehra’s growing up years in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi.Right from its making days the film was in constant news for its casting and frequent postponement.Also several changes were made in the script.The film will be Mehra’s third directorial venture after critically acclaimed Aks and the immensely successful Rang De Basanti.The Abhishek Bachchan-Sonam Kapoor starrer upcoming film DELHI 6 is all set to hit the screens on 20th February.
Apart from Abhishek and Sonam as the lead characters this UTV production produced jointly by Ronnie Screwvala & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has stellar starcast including Kunal Kapoor, Om Puri, Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rahman, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Shefali Shah, Deepak Dobriyal, Supriya Pathak, Pawan Malhotra, Tanvi Azmi, Prem Chopra and many others respectively. Reportedly, Amitabh Bachchan too will be seen in a special appearance playing the role of his real life son, Abhishek’s grand father in the film.
It’s a story of a young American boy Roshan of Indian origin, who comes to India for the first time, to drop his ailing grandmother. She wants to retire and spend the last leg of her life back home; dissolving into the soil she was born in. In America, having lead a very western lifestyle Roshan is not familiar with the sites and smells, the food and culture, the religion and beliefs, this huge melting pot that India is. He thought that Dadi had left her family and loved ones back in America, only to realize that how wrong he was. The warmth and affection of the neighborhood embraced him with open arms. Amidst all this he meets the beautiful Bittu, who is looking for identity and expression and wants to break free from the typical Indian social structure, to whom Roshan is destined to lose his heart.
Delhi-6 is a journey… a journey within. We are all living in difficult times and Delhi -6 urges us to look within and if there is an answer then it is love because that’s the law of nature and its creation.
The story is told against the backdrop of the ancient walled city of Delhi, better known as Chandni Chowk, who is a character in herself. A microcosm of India, the city represents the chaos of our land, its people, and their religion and their beliefs. The pin code of this old city is 110006. With pride and love the locals call it Delhi-6.