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Tally, I was waiting for your review. One Aamir Khan movie that I'm eager to watch. I'm bowled over by the background score.


I love the score too...but they are not releasing the music separately. Disapprove
 
No songs in the film. It just has that haunting background score so probably not profitable for them.


I know...I was hoping they would release the score like Hollywood movies do...they could release it as a single on iTunes. Can you imagine the popularity since it is composed by Gustavo?

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Dhobi Ghat

Mumbai steals the show in this impressive intertwining-stories debut

4 Stars

By Total Film | Jan 20th 2011

Dhobi Ghat review

The city is the star in writer/director Kiran Rao's Mumbai-set debut, which tracks four overlapping lives: an artist in search of inspiration; a laundryman who dreams of Bollywood fame; a US-based Indian woman looking for the real India; and a small-town woman who makes melancholic video diaries.

Rao keeps her husband and producer – Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan – from hogging the limelight, allowing the minutiae of city life to take centre stage.

Emotive and evocative, it's helped by Gustavo Santaolalla's (Babel) outstanding score.

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Mumbai Diaries

Dhobi ghat

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An Aamir Khan Prods. production in association with Cinema 73. (International sales: UTV Motion Pictures, Mumbai.) Produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao. Executive producer, B. Shrinivas Rao. Directed, written by Kiran Rao.
With: Aamir Khan, Prateik, Monika Dogra, Kriti Malhotra. (English, Hindi, Marathi dialogue)

Repping India's new-style indie, debuting writer-helmer Kiran Rao's "Mumbai Diaries" is a refreshingly modest affair despite having been produced by Rao's husband, Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, here in a featured role. This tale of four Mumbai dwellers at a crossroads in their lives owes more to Taiwanese or French auteur cinema than to Satyajit Ray. Since King Khan (be it Aamir, Salman or Shah Rukh) rules at the Indian box office, the wistful drama is assured of multiplex exposure at home, with offshore viewing likely strongest in fests and ancillary.

In Mumbai on sabbatical, lively American investment banker Shai (musician Monica Dogra) enjoys a one-night stand with loner artist Arun (an understated Khan) who makes it clear he's not looking for a relationship. Needing a guide to the world of local workers that she is supposed to be researching, Shai befriends her family's charismatic dhobi (laundry boy) Munna (the mono-monikered Prateik), who also works for Arun. Meanwhile, Arun moves to another apartment where he becomes engrossed in the video diaries left by previous tenant Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra).

Already an experienced producer ("Peepli Live"), Rao makes a smooth segue into writing and directing, sensitively tapping into the diverse energies of India's most populous city and subtly capturing nuances of caste and class. Traversing swank galleries and luxury apartments as well as criminal-infested slums, she etches a city that, like its characters, is in transition.

Perhaps most notable for the new talent in front of and behind the camera, the film marks the debut of the two main actresses who acquit themselves nicely, as well the first leading role for the immensely appealing Prateik who seems destined to be a big star.

Working in Super 16 and mini-DV, cinematographer Tushar Kanti Ray clearly differentiates the different Mumbais inhabited by Shai, Arun and Munna, and the city as seen through Yasmin's eyes. Likewise, production designer Manisha Khandelwal makes palpable the many diverse interiors.

Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla provides a discreet, somewhat generic score. On the debit side, the editing could be tighter.

The striking black-and-white still photos supposedly shot by Shai comes from award-winning photographer Jyotika Jain.

Camera (color, Super 16, mini-DV-to-35mm), Tushar Kanti Ray; editor, Nishant Radhakrishnan; music, Gustavo Santaolalla; production designer, Manisha Khandelwal; costume designers, Isha Ahluwalia, Darshan Jalan; sound (Dolby Digital), Anup Dev. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Special Presentations), Sept. 11, 2010. Running time: 100 MIN.

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Posted: 20 January 2011 at 6:43pm | IP Logged
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I'm awfully excited for this movie.


Same here...hopefully tomorrow!
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Posted: 20 January 2011 at 7:07pm | IP Logged
Darlunia... Maybe you shld do the updting in the 2 comment of yours... That way each time the topic will not get off the sticky....
 
Just a suggestion... Smile 
 
BTW... You are doing a great job.... Very organised.... After a long time I am seeing someone do it this way .... and its so much easier for us to look up the reviews...
 
Thanks...
 

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Actually I meant the second comment.... the one which is below the one you are updting... Smile

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