Shashant Shah directed the 2011 Bollywood movie Chalo Dilli. Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak star in it. In addition, Akshay Kumar and Mahika Sharma make cameo appearances. The movie was shot in Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur and also was produced by Dutta’s husband Mahesh Bhupathi’s production firm, Big Daddy Productions and Eros International Media Ltd. It was published on April 29, 2011. This was influenced by Steve Martin film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. A successor to the movie, titled Chalo China, was scheduled to be released in 2014 but then was pushed back owing to the lack of funding.
Mihika Banerjee (Lara Dutta), a wealthy investment banker residing in Mumbai, skips her trip to Delhi and therefore must find some way that visits her spouse, Lt. Col. Vikram Rana, in just about any manner imaginable (Akshay Kumar). During their voyage to Delhi, she encounters Manu Gupta (Vinay Pathak) & together experiences the colours of India. They travel by roads and railways, giving the viewer an opportunity for seeing both the huge metropolitan transnational corporations as well as the tiny rural regions that make it up India, such as Nua, a tiny village in Rajasthan. Throughout the voyage, Mihika encounters a variety of obstacles that she’s never faced in her high-class existence.
Mihika is expected to migrate alongside Manu inside the common category in Jhunjhunu Region after her money is stolen when she is purchasing a railway ticket. Therefore, the storey centres upon Mihika as well as Manu’s struggle through adversity. The movie got mixed reviews, with The Times of India awarding it 3.5/5 ratings, IndiaWeekly awarding it 2.5/5 stars, and rediff.com awarding it 1.5/5 stars.
Gourov Dasgupta, Anand Raj Anand, Sachin Gupta, Rohit Kulkarni, and Roshan Balu created the soundtrack. Manthan, Anand Raj Anand, Krishika Lulla, Shabbir Ahmed, and Nisha Mascarenhas wrote the lyrics.
Lara Dutta does a terrific job for the most part of the movie Chalo Dilli, although she goes beyond at times, notably, once the situation becomes too ludicrous. Despite the fact that Vinay Pathak is incredibly genuine, the writing ceases to make Manu Gupta an appealing character. In a cameo appearance, Akshay Kumar provides star power, although his sequences look to be being rushed. Yana Gupta’s raunchy choreography on the ‘Laila main Laila song (remixed) is really for the general populace and the front-benchers. Brijendra Kala is a stunning woman. Rahul Singh, Mukesh Bhatt, Teddy Maurya, Gaurav Gera, Navratan Bain (as a cabbie), Dadiraaj Pandey (as a truck driver), Vishwanath Chatterjee, Pari-Neeta, and Manoj Bakshi provide the necessary assistance.