Coming up on April 29th is Chalo Dilli starring Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak. The film is a road movie with a journey that begins with the dynamic Mihika Mukherjea. A strong willed young woman who is a Senior Vice President of a top multinational Financial Institution in Mumbai. The premise is simple. Mihika is heading back home from Mumbai to Delhi (to her banker husband who lives and works there), and misses her flight and encounters Manu Gupta, a podgy and loud ‘ Ladies Cut-piece’ merchant who has a small 10 by 10 shop at Karol Bagh Delhi.
Manu is everything that Mihika isn’t. Loud. Crass. Obnoxious. Rude. (He is that guy who talks on his cellphone loudly in the theatre and then spits gutkaa juice in the aisle…). He isn’t an idiot. He is very smart. Street smart. But mostly over smart. And boy…do they pay for it!
As fate (and the script) would have it… Mihika lands up in a situation where she and Manu are stuck together for the rest of the journey to Delhi.
Directed by Shashant Shah, Chalo Dilli is a journey film that showcases India, through the relationship of this mismatched couple and ends with a surprise twist.