Delhi 6 - External Reviews

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

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51 reviewers have given Delhi 6 an average rating of 2.9/5.0 (?)

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So-So by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India ...Mehra does a fine job with the setting, but he forgets about the story, if there is one.... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...D6 is introspective and a tad preachy.... full review

Thumbs up AOL INDIA ...Despite the shoddy climax and a little overboard lecturing of Mehra, the movie has substance to pull crowds into theaters.... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Sonam Kapoor is gorgeous and shows glimpses of fine acting. But it’s the supporting cast that takes the cake.... full review

So-So by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...I got distracted by being amazed at the overall look and trying to soak up all of the beautiful details of sets and streets and scenery... full review

Thumbs down by Blogeswari Ammal, Blogeswari ...A film that starts from nowhere and runs for 2 hours like a headless chicken... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Delhi-6 is really a densely layered, beautifully textured multiplex movie – in the niche sense of the word – whose pleasures are far more understated.... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...While the script is weak, the sights are simply marvelous. Never has Delhi looked so enticing and beautiful... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Rakeysh is a good story teller but this time he slightly slips off.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Delhi 6 looks superb, is edited with great slickness, the juxtaposition of images, references and scenes is good and has great songs that one will remember... full review

Thumbs down by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...Perhaps the biggest problem with Delhi-6 the film is that it is like Delhi-6, the locality. There's so much happening you don't know where to look.... full review

So-So by Deep, Deep's Home ...The director was really confused about the movie, may be he got too deep into the movie and just got lost... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The editing's too slick for its own good and the background score by AR Rahman doesn't go with what's happening on screen.... full review

Thumbs up by anoop, eTalkIndia ...It’s for all the fan of new-age commercially relevant serious and meaningful cinema.... full review

Thumbs up Full2 Faltu ...D6 is a good movie, could have been shorter but all in all good entertainment with a social message as added bonus... full review

So-So by Priyanka Pulla, fullhyd.com ...Mehra finds time to paint each character in engaging detail.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...Rakeysh Opmrakash Mehra's DELHI 6 is not your typical Bollywood flick... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Delhi 6, is indeed a film about its characters.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...That Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is an accomplished storyteller is evident in several individualistic scenes.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...It’s surprising that the same multi-layered storytelling that Rakeysh Mehra exploited brilliantly in Rang De Basanti , intermittently handicaps the narration in Delhi-6... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...The film lacks sense!... full review

So-So by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...Delhi-6 seems to be an extension of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Abhishek, gives an earnest performance but not his best.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...An ode to Old Delhi and humanity combined, this piece of visual prose has Abhishek Bachchan's Roshan holding a mirror up to India ladies and gentlemen... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...Mehra sets a disjointed Delhi-6 in a strange space-vacuum, more like RK Narayan’s Malgudi or Saeed Mirza’s Nukkad.... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Gandhi, naachgaana.com ...Artistically, the film is flawless. Binod Pradhan’s cinematography is brimming with clarity, as the angles and framing capture every scene with poetic justice.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Mehra’s heart is in the right place but he is hobbled by his own script and platitudinous dialogues... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Rakesh Om Mehra's Delhi 6 is partly dramatic and partly musical with a universal message.... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...Lacking any significant plot, we are treated to assorted vignettes of life in and around the bylanes of Chandni Chowk... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ... It pushes the boundaries of cinematic entertainment almost beyond the brink... full review

Thumbs up by Rk, Passion for Cinema ...Delhi 6 is a non-communal film about Indian history with enough doses of mythology.... full review

Thumbs up by Kenny, Passion for Cinema ...If you like movies with an ensemble cast, terrific acting, great characters and underplayed moments, you’re likely to love Delhi 6.... full review

Thumbs down by Medha Dutt, Passion for Cinema ...The film is just a collage of some brilliant scenes and some great music.... full review

So-So by Tanul Thakur, Passion for Cinema ...Mehra’s sense of subtlety, attention to details and metaphors makes it a delightful watch.... full review

So-So by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...Delhi 6 is an honest effort but ends up as an immature indulgence in nostalgia with simplistic ‘live-in-harmony’ messages.... full review

So-So by Tushar, Passion for Cinema ...Mehra opens us up to Delhi 6 in all its pronounced glory, as flashy as it gets, characters appear like over-frothed draught on tap... full review

Thumbs down by Krishna, Passion for Cinema ...’Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’ tries to present a different story of unity and diversity of India but eventually fails as the story telling has severe loop holes.... full review

Thumbs up by Phoenixnu, Passion for Cinema ...The film belongs to the ensemble cast, a r rahman and binod pradhan.... full review

So-So by Joxily John, Planet Bollywood ...The editing was all over the place and did not complement well. It looks like a rushed job, and seems a lot of scenes were left back at the editing table.... full review

Thumbs up by Bhargav Saikia, Planet Bollywood ...Provides an inspiring backdrop to an episodical tale about a handful of characters that are as diverse as the city itself... full review

Thumbs down by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...A few scenes certainly let you admit that Rakesh Omprakash Mehra is undoubtedly a brilliant storyteller.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Delhi 6 is a delightful musical run through the Hindu and Muslim cultures of Old Delhi... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...It is a brave move indeed to make a film where the narrator, the leading man, is singularly the least interesting character.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The portrayal of Delhi and its people seems tad too loud... full review

So-So SmasHits.com ...A.R. Rahman's music is indeed outstanding as none else than Prasoon Joshi has penned its lyrics.... full review

So-So by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...This film would have sounded much better on paper then it does on screen.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The filmmaker interestingly uses the metaphor of the Monkey Man (Kala Bandar) to symbolise the beast within and blends different vignettes of contemporary India to create a composite picture.... full review

So-So by Banno, Upper Stall ...Binod Pradhan's camera work is consistent and strong; the film is well lit, though there is perhaps too much camera movement, which tires the eyes... full review

Thumbs up Urge to Fly ...The Chandni Chowk of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6 is visually arresting.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Full marks to Abhishek Bachchan for his cool performance, however Sonam Kapoor falters a bit but looks good onscreen.... full review