Waiting for another Bolllywood block buster – Watch Delhi – 6 now playing at FunAsia Dallas, Texas
After the success of Rang De Basanti, the director Rakesh Mehra brings together Abishek Bachan and Sonam Kapoor, son and daughter of the two Bollywood superstars of 80s (Amitabh Bachan and Anil Kapoor) in a film that show diversity and fight between western and typical Indian cultures.
Delhi 6 is the story of a young American boy Roshan [Abhishek Bachchan], who is visiting India for the first time, to drop his ailing grandmother [Waheeda Rehman] as she has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease in New York, and she wants to breathe her last breath in Delhi.
Roshan, having led a western lifestyle in America was not familiar with the religion, culture, food and traditions of India. But soon realizes it when the warmth and affection of the neighborhood embraces him with open arms.
Here he also meets Bittu Sharma (Sonam Kapoor), who wants to be the next Indian Idol, she wants to break free from the typical Indian social structure. Roshan is destined to lose his heart to her. The love story flourishes as Roshan encourages Bittu to stand up to her inflexible family.
The dynamics of a culturally-decaying society are portrayed into picture that comes together as lively vignettes drawn with honesty, affection and intelligibility from the most appealing colors of life.
There are some beautifully etched dialogues in the film, while Rahman’s magical music is appallingly underutilized.
The director, Rakesh Mehra is trying to get through the message of personal freedom, learning to say “No” and fighting the demons within. If the movie is perceived with similar perspective there will be no issues but if one is expecting it to be a typical Bollywood masala movie then there could be some disappointments.
By: Hira Dossal for WiredPRNews.com News / Press Release Service