Movies - Delhi 6 (2009) | Trailer,Cast,Crew,Awards,Trivia

Delhi 6 | Hindi
last updated : 06-06-2010
Category : Movies > Hindi
Year : 2009

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Status : Audio released on Jan 18,2009 | Movie released on February 20, 2009
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  • Delhi-6 (Hindi: दिल्ली 6) is a Hindi film by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
  • The movie is reportedly based on Mehra's growing up years in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi
  • It is Mehra's third movie after Aks and Rang De Basanti.
  • The movie released on 20 February 2009 to a strong box office collection but faced generally mixed reception from critics.
  • In the early stages of development it was rumored that Rakeysh was going to cast newcomers for his next movie.It was even reported that Aamir Khan's nephew Imran Khan would make his debut with this film, but this was later revealed to be Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.Frequent changes in casting made headlines, with Hrithik Roshan being set to play the main character and then he being reportedly replaced by Ranbir KapoorEven Akshay Kumar was supposed to play the lead, but refused.
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra stated that Abhishek Bachchan was always the first choice for Delhi-6. Date problems for Abhishek Bachchan delayed the film, but it all worked out in the end with Abhishek portraying the lead actor in the film.
  • Editing for the film was done by Meghna Aschit and Rakeysh's wife Bharthi. In an interview Rakeysh said that he was not involved with the editing.
  • The movie was first unveiled on the Dubai International Film Festival. Following the screening was an interactive Question and Answer round, comprising of the director with the rest of starcast and a vast audience. During this interaction, Rakeysh spoke about his key influences and the theme of the film, while the film's actors described their experience of working with Rakeysh. 
  • The official trailer for the movie was released on 4 January 2009 which featured scenes from Delhi along with Jama Masjid, theatre groups, Red Fort at night, Sonam Kapoor coming out of a public escalator at central park in delhi and finally Abhishek watching Sonam dancing with the pigeon "Masakalli" on her head.
  • The movie was supposed to be released on 13 February 2009, but A. R. Rahman's continued absence from the project led to a delay in the film getting released. The movie's back ground score remained incomplete and hence a delay in release by one week. The movie finally released on 20 February 2009 and premiered in New Delhi on 19 February 2009. The movie had its first screening on 15 February 2009 in New York
  • The music was released on 14 January 2009 at the Indian Idol 4 competition.
  • The first video of the song "Masakalli" was released featuring Sonam and Abhishek with a pigeon. However, the song was not part of the original film. According to the director, "The song was not really meant to be part of the narrative. I mean, who would think of putting in a song about a dove in a film like 'Delhi-6'? It just happened. When I came to the pre-climax portion of my script, I was stuck. I needed a continuity link taking the narrative to its finale".
  • Other videos released include the title track Delhi-6, the romantic interlude Rehna Tu as well as the folky Genda Phool, an adaptation of a folk song from Chhattisgarh.
  • Reports of "Kala Bandar (Black Monkey)" attacks in the city of Delhi as shown in the film are inspired by real reports of much publicized monkey or monkeyman attacks in and around Delhi in 2001
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The highly acclaimed soundtrack have won almost all the prominent awards for best music direction and playback singing that have been declared so far.
Filmfare Awards >
  • Won, Best Music Direction - A. R. Rahman
  • Won, Best Male Playback - Mohit Chauhan for Masakkali
  • Won, Best Female Playback - Rekha Bhardwaj for Genda Phool
  • Nominated, Best Male Playback - Javed Ali for Arziyan
  • Nominated, Best Male Playback - Kailash Kher for Arziyan
  • Nominated, Best Lyrics - Prasoon Joshi for Rehna Tu
  • Nominated, Best Lyrics - Prasoon Joshi for Masakkali
Star Screen Awards >
  • Won, Best Music Direction - A. R. Rahman
  • Nominated, Best Female Playback - Rekha Bhardwaj for Genda Phool
  • Nominated, Best Male Playback - Mohit Chauhan for Masakkali

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