Delhi 6 - Notepad

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A beautiful non-story with a very deeply-rooted, oft-repeated, overdose of standard philosophy.

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Plot Summary

Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) is visiting India for the first time. He is amused by its ways but it is endearing too. Soon enough he faces the frustrating, deep-seated hypocrisy.

What Worked

  • The Black monkey getting rid of the entire vaanar sena.
  • In 'genda phool', the fact that the western beats are added to the mix when Roshan gets in groove.
  • The background music when Roshan meets Bittu (Sonam Kapoor) in her room.
  • A father sitting beside me was instructing his son to whistle at Abhishek's entry. How adorable is that!?
  • Gobar who is ridiculed by everyone finds someone who he can ridicule and in a way takes revenge.
  • Competition between brothers while singing a bhajan (devotional song)!
  • Assigning religion to animals!
  • Use of Roshan as a narrator and an inner voice of society.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The absolutely gratuitous cameo by Amitabh Bachchan. Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-aiyy....Why?
  • What's with all this peeing around? Why is urinating used as a means to laughter?
  • Abhishek rolled his Rs alright, but his Hindi didn't have any hint of him being in the country for the first time.
  • The tributes to Sholay and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Didn't work at all.
  • The volume kept fluctuating in the first 20 minutes of the theater I was in. :(

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Rishi Kapoor's lipstick! Annoying, it was.