The movie Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) is the story of four disparate characters who slip away from the comforts of familiar moorings and are inexorably drawn into compelling relationships. Fragments of their experience seen through a nave video diary, black and white photographic images, and painting form a portrait of a city...more
The movie Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) is the story of four disparate characters who slip away from the comforts of familiar moorings and are inexorably drawn into compelling relationships. Fragments of their experience seen through a nave video diary, black and white photographic images, and painting form a portrait of a city and its people, bound together as they journey through longing, loneliness, love and loss. less
“A must watch unless hardcore entertainment is all you expect.”
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Amir Khan delivered it again, but this time in a parallel cinema. Dhobi Ghat is a film movie with diverse views. The scenes keep changing and so do the characters Amir Khan plays the role of Arun a painter and his manager played by Kitu Gidwani is a refreshing surprise for viewers. On the night of his exhibition he meets the recently returned Shai played by Monica Dogra, who is a banker from US and as she says it is on her Sabbath. The lady ma be modern and may be even sporty enough to digest one night stand at one gulp for a second but loves photography and doesnt mind capturing the old run down look of Mumbai at its best.
As the movie unfolds, the other characters are introduced in the movie. A married Muslim woman Yasmeen played by Kriti Malhotra in whose home Amir shifts for his new project ideas. She records the daily lives of her surroundings for her brother back home in UP and the tapes have been left behind along with some other belongings while the family may be changing homes. The character of Munna played by Prateik Babbar does a job of a dhobi and soon falls in love with Miss Shai.
Movie then unfolds the tale of the lives of the characters and those whom they are in touch with. From hints of laughter, to the intense character of an artist, to the life of a dhobi, all seem to be intermingled in one another. Not just another life in a metro but rather different in its own way. Not too long and neither too short to leave the mystery unsolved, Dhobi Ghat is still director and writer Kiran Rao's good attempt at first shot.