Zeenee, Ranima and I watched Dobhi Ghat last weekend. If you are expecting a typical Aamir Khan movie, you may be disappointed.
Mumbai Dairies (Dhobi Ghat) is an Indian arthouse film which marks an impressive first feature from Kiran Rao, an AD on Lagaan and Monsoon Wedding who happens to be married to Aamir Khan. The movie revolves around four characters – a solitary painter called Arun, a female Wall Street banker on sabbatical in India called Shai, a young, handsome laundry boy or dhobi called Munna and a Muslim woman called Yasmin trapped in her arranged marriage in the city.
It is a brilliant movie from start to finish, capturing beautiful scenes of Bombay not usually shown in films. Oh, not to forget some very haunting music by Gustavo Santaolalla. Watch the trailer below.
Do catch it if you have the time but remember, this is an art house film aimed at a niche audience rather than the mass audience. The official website (http://www.dhobighatfilm.com/) has a lot of behind the scenes videos.