In the ancient walled city of Delhi, an American-born Indian finds himself on an unexpected inner journey as he learns about himself and his roots.

Director:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

Writers:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (story & screenplay) (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra), Prasoon Joshi (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Annapurna Mehra
Abhishek Bachchan ... Roshan Mehra
Sonam Kapoor ... Bittu Sharma
Rishi Kapoor ... Ali Beg
Om Puri ... Madan Gopal Sharma
Prem Chopra ... Lala Bhairam
Atul Kulkarni ... Gobar
Pawan Malhotra ... Jai Gopal Sharma
Divya Dutta ... Jalebi
Supriya Pathak ... Vimla Sharma
Tanvi Azmi ... Fatima Mehra
Vijay Raaz ... Inspector Ranvijay
Deepak Dobriyal ... Mamdu
Raghuvir Yadav ... Ramleela Narrator
K.K. Raina ... Haji Suleiman

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Storyline

U.S.-based Roshan Mehra's mother, Fatima, is Muslim, while his dad is Hindu. When his ailing grandmother, Annapurna, wants to re-locate to Delhi to spend her last days, he accompanies her. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Ali Beg, who wanted to marry Fatima, but was not able to disclose his feelings to her. He also gets to meet the Sharma family, who hope that he will wed Rama, the daughter of Madan, who is busy looking for a groom for his other rather rebellious daughter, Bittu, who wants to be the next Indian Idol. He also gets to meet assorted Muslim and Hindus, who welcome him with open arms, and he gets to witness that lower caste Indians are still being shunned despite of modern technology and the launching of satellites. When reports of a Kala Bandhar terrorizing the community increases, Hindus start to suspect that it may be a Muslim terrorist, while the Muslims fear that it may be a Hindu political ploy to demolish a mosque. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Journey within

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The role of Roshan Mehra played by Abhishek Bachchan was offered to 'Hritik Roshan', Siddharth (Rang De Basanti (2006) fame), 'Imran Khan' , 'Ranbir Kapoor' and 'Akshay Kumar'. See more »

Goofs

The Monkey-Man incident occurred in Delhi in 2001, while the Delhi metro rail began in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Mamdu: Only dogs eat when they're hungry. Humans eat to bond with each other.
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Alternate Versions

The original version shown at the Venice Film Festival has a different ending where Roshan dies and his death is revealed at the beginning of the film itself. See more »

Connections

References Teesri Kasam (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Arziyan
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Javed Ali and Kailash Kher
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Great movie...disappointed about the rating.
1 March 2012 | by surma884See all my reviews

So this movie has an average rating of 6.2, which is quite disappointing for a film like this. It falls along the lines of Rang De Basanti. It is not a masala flick where you have drama, love, sex, music, thrills, laughs, tragedy, etc. This movie doesn't have much entertainment value, it is more about real life and how people behave (just like Rang De Basanti).

Now about the movie. It is directed well and the story is simple. The pace was slow a couple times but it picked up during the climax. Although Abhishek and Sonam aren't great actors in my view, they have my respect for working in this film. You can read the plot to know about the general story.

I would watch this movie again with friends and family. It is definitely a keeper and it's available on Blu-Ray!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Delhi - 6 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$602,850, 22 February 2009

Gross USA:

$879,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,125,579
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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