Chalo Dilli


Chalo DilliTwo strangers heading for the same destination sounds similar to ‘Mr and Mrs Iyer’ and ‘Jab We Met’ but two strangers of dissimilar nature covering a long path from Mumbai to Delhi has been watched for the first time. Imagine what would be the journey if one highly aristocrat lady travels with an uneducated, loud and gutta chewing guy, obviously the journey would be bizarre.

Shahsant Shah of ‘Dasvidaniya’ fame comes up with an interesting flick, ‘’ which is full of humor. ‘’ is all about funny incidents, amusing dialogue and awesome performances by the odd pairing, and .

Mihika Mukherjee () is an uptown investment banker, who leaves for Delhi to meet her husband. She is highly aristocrat, Mrs. Right, classy and well mannered. Her journey from Mumbai to Delhi becomes a memorable journey which eventually changed her prospective towards life. She due to some uncertain reasons happens to meet Manu (), a saree trader from Chandni Chowk, who is also travelling to Delhi.

Manu and Mihika are totally a mismatched personality Manu doesn’t know the normal acetates while Mihika is over perfectionist. Somehow they had crossed each other path and cover the journey from Mumbai to Delhi together. Their covered the trip in various conveyances, train, flights, bus tanga and various other modes.

When she landed in Delhi, she was a changed person. Manu’s uncultured activities and certain instances taught her a valuable lesson.

’ is a comic caper. The script is engrossing in the first half but in the second half, it is too much dragging. Shahsant Shah had many interesting sequences but he failed in execution. The climax is also not appealing. The director by not romantically linking the two stars did a decent job.

In a road film, cinematographer gets enough scope to catch the beautiful locales but here the cinematographer Nikos Andritsakis fails to capture the eye catching locations. Music by Gourov Dasgupta, Anand Raj Anand, Sachin Gupta, Rohit Kulkarni and Roshan Balu, fails to impress.

Speaking about performances, enacted very well, she was able to bring out the classy look. was equally good, Yana Gupta fail to impress with her ‘Laila O Laila’ son. Akshay Kumar’s special appearances fits well.

In the nutshell, ‘’ has less engaging moments; hence it turns to be a tedious journey.