Shashant Shah directed Chalo Dilli, a 2011 Indian film. It stars Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta. In addition, Akshay Kumar and Mahika Sharma make cameo appearances.
The film was shot in Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur, and was produced by Dutta’s husband Mahesh Bhupathi’s production business, Big Daddy Productions, and Eros International Media Ltd. On April 29, 2011, it was released. It was inspired by Steve Martin’s film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Chalo China, a sequel to the film, was supposed to be released in 2014 but was postponed owing to a lack of funding. Gourov Dasgupta, Anand Raj Anand, Sachin Gupta, Rohit Kulkarni, and Roshan Balu wrote the soundtrack. Manthan, Anand Raj Anand, Krishika Lulla, Shabbir Ahmed, and Nisha Mascarenhas wrote the lyrics.
Mihika Banerjee (Lara Dutta), a prominent Mumbai investment banker, misses her flight to Delhi and must travel to Delhi in any manner she can to meet her husband, Lt. Col. Vikram Rana (Akshay Kumar). In her voyage to Delhi, she meets Manu Gupta (Vinay Pathak) and they discover the colors of India. They travel by road and train, giving the spectator a glimpse of both the vast urban conglomerations and the small rural areas that make up India, such as Nua, a small town in Rajasthan.
Mihika faces a variety of challenges on the voyage that she has never faced in her high-class existence. Mihika is forced to travel with Manu in the ordinary class in Jhunjhunu District after her money is stolen while she is purchasing a train ticket. As a result, the story concentrates on Mihika and Manu’s journey through adversity.