Delhi-6 (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by
14 January 2009 (India)
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn and AM Studios
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerA. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Slumdog Millionaire
Singles from Delhi-6 : Music From The Motion Picture
  1. "Masakali"
    Released: 14 January 2009

Delhi-6 is the soundtrack album to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 2009 film of the same name. A. R. Rahman scored the film,[1] his second collaboration with Mehra after Rang De Basanti and Prasoon Joshi penned the lyrics. The music was released on 14 January 2009 at the Indian Idol 4 competition.[2]

The first video of the song "Masakali" 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".[3][4] 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.[5] The music of the track "Bhor Bhaye" is based on the raga, Gujri Todi. It is an adaptation of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan's original version, arranged by Rahman. Traditional lyrics have been used there by Joshi. The Ustad (whose demise took place in 1968) did not record this song separately for the film soundtrack. Shreya Ghoshal's vocals have been superimposed on the Ustad's vocals (from his original song) at parts.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Rediff4.5/5 stars[6]
Planet Bollywood10/10 stars[7]
Bollywood Hungama4/5 stars[8]

A review on Bollywood Hungama said, "Delhi 6 is near perfect. Rahman beats his own score with Delhi 6 which would easily go down as one of his best scores till date."[9] According to Rediff's Sukanya Verma, "A. R. Rahman makes waiting for his music such a worthwhile chore what with one fantastic soundtrack after another. Close on the heels of a deserving Golden Globes wins follows the anticipated score of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi 6. Considering its impossible-to-define Chandni Chowk roots, Rahman injects the sounds of this 10-tracked album with an eclectic fusion of various genres."[10]

Track listing[edit]

The official track listing.

1."Masakali"Mohit Chauhan4:50
2."Arziyan"Javed Ali, Kailash Kher8:41
3."Dilli-6[11]" (French Lyrics by Vivian Chaix, Claire)Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah, Vivian Chaix, Claire3:36
4."Rehna Tu"A. R. Rahman, Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah6:51
5."Hey Kaala Bandar"Karthik, Naresh Iyer, Srinivas, Bonnie Chakraborty, Ember5:52
6."Dil Gira Dafatan"Ash King, Chinmayee5:39
7."Genda Phool"Rekha Bhardwaj, Shrraddha Pandit, Sujata Mazumder, Mahathi2:50
8."Bhor Bhaye" (Raag: Gujri Todi)Shreya Ghoshal, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan3:19
9."Aarti (Tumre Bhavan Mein)"Rekha Bhardwaj, Kishori Ashok Gowariker, Shrraddha Pandit, Sujata Mazumder3:01
10."Noor" (Recital)Amitabh Bachchan0:50


Filmfare Awards

2nd Mirchi Music Awards[12]

Star Screen Awards[13]

International Indian Film Academy Awards[14]


  1. ^ "A.R. Rahman Golden globe call". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ 'Delhi-6′ Audio Release Function On Indian Idol 4 Retrieved on 2009-02-09
  3. ^ Dove song in movie was not planned Archived 10 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Delhi 6 ~ Music in stores on January 14". 10 January 2009.
  5. ^ Diksha Kamra (16 September 2010). "Folk inspiration for Munni Badnaam". Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Music Review: Delhi 6".
  7. ^ "Delhi-6 - music review by Samir Dave - Planet Bollywood".
  8. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Latest Bollywood Songs - New Hindi Movie Songs - Indian Hindi Songs".
  9. ^ Music Review of Delhi 6 By Joginder TutejaBollywood Hungama Retrieved on 2009-01-18
  10. ^ Sukanya Verma (20 January 2009). "Music Review of Delhi 6 By Sukanya Verma on". Rediff. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  11. ^ Rathore, Tajpal (6 March 2009). "A R Rahman Delhi - 6 Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 30 May 2013. In stark contrast, Dilli-6, sung by Blaaze (an Indian-based rapper), is undisputedly the boldest track on the album.
  12. ^ "Mirchi Music Award 2009". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  13. ^ Filmicafe Media Inc (30 December 2009). "16th Star Screen Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  14. ^ "IIFA Awards 2010 Nominations announced - bollywood news". 7 May 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012.