Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

India-Forums

   
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) - POST ALL REVIEWS HERE (Page 3)

ZorZorSe IF-Rockerz
ZorZorSe
ZorZorSe

Joined: 01 December 2005
Posts: 8324

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 5:29am | IP Logged
Thanks Kiran for this lovly movie.

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

noor_ayeshaBheegiBasantiMeena1

eraser IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 17152

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 5:13pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

noor_ayeshaBheegiBasanti

anjali10 IF-Rockerz
anjali10
anjali10

Joined: 27 January 2006
Posts: 8036

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 5:55pm | IP Logged
I'll def. watch this one. Tongue
1st reason- Aamir Khan Big smile
2nd reason- new faces + Prateik Big smile


Edited by anjali10 - 19 January 2011 at 5:56pm

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

BheegiBasantiIHeartDeepika.

TheDilettante IF-Rockerz

Joined: 05 October 2010
Posts: 8561

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 6:44pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 4 member(s) liked the above post:

noor_ayeshaqwwwBheegiBasantiMeena1

Meena1 IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 27 December 2005
Posts: 27397

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 6:49pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

BheegiBasanti

TheDilettante IF-Rockerz

Joined: 05 October 2010
Posts: 8561

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 6:57pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

BheegiBasanti

Meena1 IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 27 December 2005
Posts: 27397

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 7:02pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

TheDilettanteBheegiBasantiKai.

BheegiBasanti IF-Sizzlerz
BheegiBasanti
BheegiBasanti

Joined: 06 October 2005
Posts: 11062

Posted: 19 January 2011 at 7:41pm | IP Logged
DHOBI GHAT (Mumbai Diaries)

http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=ws-showbiz&tid=24392&redirCnt=1

UTV
Reviewed for CompuServe by Harvey Karten

Grade:  B+
Directed By:  Kiran Rao
Written By:  Kiran Rao
Cast:  Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kiti Malhotra
Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 12/15/10
Opens:  January 21, 2010

If you're looking for a sit-comish, but well-done interpretation of romantic triangles, particularly if you want to be convinced that the fatherly types win out over the bad-boys, go to "How Do You Know." If you don't care for Hollywood treatments, seek out "Dhobi Ghat," straight from India, done indie style that in no way reflects the influence of Bollywood'never mind that it takes place in Mumbai (Bombay).  Music is sparingly used in the soundtrack, only when it benefits the drama, and the acting appears authentic even to the point that the film comes across almost as a documentary.  It's difficult to believe that this is writer-director Kiran Rao's merely freshman effort in a feature film.

"Dhobi Ghat" reflects the influence of class and caste in India, proving that even in that country's most populous city, there may be more flexibility in social relationships among the classes, but bottom line, there is little hope that a guy and a gal from different ranks can form a cemented union.  The story centers on three characters: rich American-Indian investment banker Shai (Monica Dogra), on sabbatical from her gig in New York's financial district to pursue her hobby in photography; Arun (Aamir Khan), a reclusive painter who has turned inward after a troubled marital past; and Munna (Prateik), a handsome launderer who delivers wash daily to his clients, determined to use his looks to get a job as a Bollywood actor.  A fourth personality, Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra), appears on a videotape as a former tenant in Arun's apartment who leaves visual letters to an unnamed person, letters that have a profound effect on the eavesdropping artist.

After Shai spends the night with the reclusive artist, she heads out on the town in the company of Munna, the artist's launderer, who agrees to show her the real Mumbai in return for her photographing him for a portfolio to accompany his rsum to the film studios.  Munna quickly falls in love with Shai, an impossible romance given their difference in class, wealth, sophistication and education, a point made clear by the dhobi's drug-dealing brother who laughs at Munna for even thinking of a relationship with the American woman.  Similarly, Shai, who might make a match with the artist, could be destined for disappointment as well given Arun's introverted nature, though some hope is held out for the couple at the conclusion of the tale. 

We in the audience get to see the two Mumbais, filmed by Tushar Kanti Ray in Super 16 and mini-DV.  The traffic jams are particularly impressive, almost an extra set of characters that include motorcycles, small cars, taxis and bicycles.  Artists' galleries contrast with slums, seedy drug pushers sell to patrons driving past with half-opened windows.  Special mention must be made of the Gustavo Snataolalla's score which never intrudes, and of the black-and-white pictures that Shai had allegedly taken for Munna's portfolio but which are a product of Jyotika Jain's lenses.

Unrated.  100 minutes.   2011 by Harvey Karten  Member: NY Film Critics Online



Edited by darlunia - 19 January 2011 at 7:43pm

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

noor_ayesha

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
EXCLUSIVE Dhobi Ghat Stills-Aamir Khan

2 3

Author: MissIffiy   Replies: 23   Views: 3406

MissIffiy 23 3406 24 December 2010 at 9:17pm by anjali10
Raajneeti Reviews: First one up (ALL Reviews Here)

2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 31 32

Author: Mistyy   Replies: 248   Views: 50642

Mistyy 248 50642 14 August 2010 at 4:47pm by .shona.
Dhobi Ghat is a love letter to Mumbai

Author: desihamesha   Replies: 0   Views: 542

desihamesha 0 542 28 July 2010 at 10:44am by desihamesha
PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE Reviews here + member reviews

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Author: Niti_Angel   Replies: 72   Views: 26123

Niti_Angel 72 26123 13 January 2010 at 9:05pm by Dexterkichokri
REVIEWS REVIEWS REVIEWS!

Author: preity*zinta   Replies: 0   Views: 3689

preity*zinta 0 3689 08 November 2007 at 1:48pm by preity*zinta

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat Topic Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index