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Rated NR · 100 min. · 2011


Four people—Arun (Aamir Khan), a painter; Munna (Prateik), a washerman; Shai (Monica Dogra), on sabbatical from her US banking job and Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra), an unhappy wife—cross paths over class lines in modern Mumbai. But everyone in this film calls the city Bombay, as when Arun raises a toast at his gallery opening: "Bombay, my muse, my whore, my beloved." Shai begins a friendship with her dhobi (hotly disapproved from all sides) even as she yearns for Arun, who's obsessed with a box he's found locked in a wardrobe that contain Yasmin's abandoned video diary. Dhobi Ghat is a strong debut written and directed by Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan's wife. Styled like a Western art house film (almost a retort to Slumdog Millionaire with its slum-dweller dreaming of a better life) Kiran seems to delight in having her superstar husband smoke, swear and pick up a girl, something he is not allowed to do in mainstream Bollywood.
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Official Site: www.dhobighatfilm.com
Director: Kiran Rao
Writer: Kiran Rao
Producer: Aamir Khan
Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Danish Hussain, Jehan Manekshaw, Kitu Gidwani, Ashok Varma, Sanjivani Oagle and Aasha Pawar

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