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A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra this film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Waheeda Rahman. An Indian-American travels back to India with his terminally ill grandmother so she can live out the rest of her life in her home country.
Taking a fairly superficial look at things this film explores some of the ideas of religion and the divisions in Indian communities. While the plot is fairly simple and does rather hammer home it's message it is still a good watch that does provoke some though. The performances and direction are decent but neither stand out.
A big credit goes to director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, for giving us such a great view of Delhi in the movie. The background score by A.R Rahaman is just brilliant. The casting could be better.
As everyone thinks, the film feels slow and dragged, but if you have patience like me, you have to love it. It displays a beautiful India, showing both its positives and negatives. All I can say is that its a well intentioned movie. People need to take something from it. Apart from this the filming is convincing and sensible, though it has minor mistakes.
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