26 July, 2021

Dhobi Ghat

A rare Indian film which has the feel of European and other Asian cinemas, and yet is firmly grounded in the realities of Mumbai

Dhobi Ghat

Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra
Directed by  Kiran Rao

Director Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat introduces us to four lonely characters who float through the streets and neighbourhoods of Mumbai, as they are drawn to one another and yet find it hard to express their feelings. There is the young Munna (Prateik Babbar, with his mother Smita Patil’s smouldering eyes and a star-making screen presence), who dreams of becoming a Bollywood star while he washes rich folks’ clothes and moonlights as a rat killer; Arun (the film’s producer Aamir Khan, in a quiet performance, without the Bollywood trappings), a reclusive painter with a painful...

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