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Chalo Dilli (2011)

Enroute to her destination via plane, a busy executive gets stranded with a middle-classed fast-talking male.

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Lt. Col. Vikram Singh Rana
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Police Inspector Mishra
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While on her way to Mumbai airport to board a plane to Delhi, a busy business executive, who employs over 600 employees, gets stuck in a traffic jam, and misses her flight. She blames her predicament on an auto-rickshaw passenger, Manu Gupta, and is appalled when the latter is her co-passenger on a budget-airline. The flight is diverted to Jaipur and with no flights available for several hours, she ends up sharing a rental car with Manu - but matters get even worse when the car breaks down, and both end up spending the night at a cockroach-ridden restaurant. At daybreak, she ends up having no luggage, no car, and forced to ride a camel-cart with Manu, who she cannot stand anymore. But things get even worse when she will find her money has been stolen; the duo will be arrested for traveling on a train without tickets; and end up hitching a ride from men who have just broken out of jail!! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Wo bitte geht's nach Delhi  »

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Actress Zeenat Aman, who originally performed the song 'Laila O Laila' in the film Qurbani(1980), saw this film prior to its release and said she was happy with Yana Gupta's remake of the song and her dance number. See more »

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Around 34 minutes in the film, those two main protagonists got off the truck, the old driver suddenly became a young driver. Through the windshield, you can see the young driver pulling a scarf up to cover his nose. A few seconds later, the young driver became the older driver again. See more »

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Manu Gupta: The truth is that when something is not in our control it's foolish to let it affect you. I believe change what you can and accept what you can't.
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A descent entertainer from the start till the end.
2 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is the first venture of Lara Dutta as a producer (She looks dead- drop gorgeous in the movie).

The so called road movie is inspired from many English flicks like "Changing Lanes" and many more. So the movie, frankly is not original unlike the last venture of director Dasvidaniya.

This is a kind of movie which is better to be enjoyed on weekends on DVD players.A good entertainer with its own loop holes (and huge loop holes).

The best thing about the movie is its star cast.Vinay is witty and Lara is a chick!Cameo by a superstar is good!

The movie fails to focus on any one track and keeps on struggling to catch your attention. Film starts well but falls flat by the interval and is never picked up.The humor quotient much needed for a road movie is less.

Editing is poor. Cinematography is brilliant. Nikos Andritsakis has successfully captured spices of Rajasthan and Delhi.

Challo Dilli never tries to be out of the box or extravagant. The movie remains a descent entertainer from the start till the end.

Overall an above average movie.


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