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Dhobi Ghat

Kiran Rao is the wife of Aamir Khan and also a writer and director. Her debut film, Dhobi Ghat, is an Indian film set in Mumbai around four characters and one that runs without an intermission. I had to mention that the film did not have an interval because of the fact that most films in India are used to one!
The writing of the film may not be liked by all. Some might find the climax of the film rather unsatisfying but to me it worked. The endless nature was well portrayed by the maker. The four leads are likable as well. Surprisingly Aamir Khan would be the weakest if I am to say! Monica Dogra is splendid. She shares the maximum screen time in the film alongside Prateik Babbar, who is no less stunning. Monica Dogra manages to look convincing and makes an impression. Kirti Malhotra plays a small role but that is just as effective as the other characters. But something about her seems incomplete and that was disappointing. AaaPrateik Babbar is totally believable as the dhobi and the film has some splendid moments with him alone. The visuals by Tushar Kanti Ray is just awesome. The film shot in 16mm and video format does not depend on the quality of the footage but on the shades of Mumbai that has not been explored. Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer of Babel, comes up with some amazing background score that adds a great mood to the visuals of the film.
Dhobi Ghat or Mumbai diaries as it is called in English is not the stuff I'm used to and I liked it.


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