Just yesterday I was telling Kunal that a movie review would be boring.. BUT I realised today that.. if the movie is as boring, stupid, silly, nonsensical and HoRrEnDoUs as Delhi-6.. a review can be quite interesting to write!!
I dunno, I mean movies can be expected to turn out not as they are expected to be…BUT this bad????? So much that I’m compelled to write a review & vomit out my frustration?? I hate to do this to Delhi-6, but here’s the De-Review:-
Can you imagine in your wildest dreams, a communal riot in a locality on the issue whether the “Kaala Bandar” was a Hindu or Muslim..?? A no-sense plot with no effective moral. Apart from the writer’s LOVE for this ‘Kaala Bandar” & utter nonsense, there is no.. absolutely NO romance in the film!!!!
Want to know more about the story? There isn’t any..
Abhishek Bachchan – Plump & old with an annoying accent! This Burger-Chaap was a total disappointment..
Sonam Kapoor oops..Sonam Kapoor– I thought she was supposed to look beautiful and like the girl-next-door!!! Gawd..! I wish she stays next-door forever!!! Her role was as dispensible in the movie as was Cyrus Sahukar’s & Prem Chopra’s.. In fact, the entire movie was easily dispensable!!
Divya Dutta – When the entire movie is a disaster, potential actors like her are easily wasted.. But still, whatever little Divya had to do, I found her doing complete justice to it!
Masakali – Every dog pigeon has its day..!! In absence of any other WORTHY candidate, this beautiful gutar-goo can be regarded as the Actor in Female Lead..She atleast has a nice song dedicated to her!
Waheeda Rahman & Rishi Kapoor were really good at their roles, if they had any, that is!
Well.. I wish A.R.Rahman had nothing to do with this movie.. His music is undoubtedly a treat.. But the songs are so badly placed..Even a beautiful song like Rehna tu couldn’t find complete space and the picturisation? Abhishek playing pool with Rishi Kapoor! What a waste!!!
But yes, a song that indeed deserves a special mention – Dil Gira dafatan.. Amazing picturisation..beautifully shot.. the canvas effect was absolutely lovely to watch!!
Phew..finally I had something nice to say..!!
Ok, now here’s something where Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has a role, & an effective one!! The character of Old-Delhi has been shot really well in the beginning of the movie..Very original & authentic.. I personally liked a few other things.. Like the way an American-born-youth-visiting-India feels when he first arrives.
The difference between an Indian-Indian & an American-Indian.. For example, after Rishi Kapoor carefully drops Abhishek & his dadi (Waheeda Rahman) from the airport to their residence, Abhishek leaves with a – “Thanks for Everything” but his dadi immediately says, “Aise kaise ja sakte hain, chai to pi ke jayiye..”
The overwhelming love & affection of the neighbours on seeing them return when Abhishek muses “Sab keh rahe the dadi apno ko chhod ke India ja ri hai, yaha to samajh nahi aata ki paraya kaun hai..” and the “yaha nalo mein paani ho na ho, aankhon mein pani zaroor hota hai..” really caught my attention.
But a few high points doesn’t make the movie good..not even a wee bit. Aditya Chopra tried creating another “DDLJ” effect & failed. But “Rab Ne” was atleast watchable. But, after “Rang De Basanti” it was strictly unfair to give us this.
Actually, I’m now thinking if it even deserved a post on my blog..
A waste of money..Both mine & the producer’s. But, now looking back one good thing that happened was that we got a net discount of Rs.100 thanks to Rajeev Masand of IBN..
Till today afternoon, I wanted to see “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button..” but as they say, ‘a burnt child dreads fire..’ So, now.. let’s see..
Till then, have a nice time listening to songs from Delhi-6 & if you’re still planning to watch the movie.. Go ahead, with pleasure! 😀
If you’ve managed to sit through uptil now, then please read on..
P.S.: I know the post is exceptionally long, & its probably making the review even more boring. But I had to do this, for my own peace of mind! Now that I’m out with it..I feel more relaxed. Thanks for bearing with me it.. 🙂