**UPDATE – To Check Out Dhobi Ghat Movie Reviews by Indian Movie Critics, Please check this post –
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Movie Review by Kirk Honeycutt – The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter brings us the 1st Review of the Much Awaited Aamir Khan starrer Dhobi Ghat. Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) is the first Directorial venture of Aamir Khan’s wife – Kiran Rao, and it marks the debut of Singer Turned Actor – Monica Dogra (she sang the song – Dooriyaan bhi hai Zaroori in Break Ke Baad) and Assistant Costume Designer and former participant of Reality TV Show “MTV Roadies” – Kriti Malhotra along with Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar in the lead roles.
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Releases Worldwide on Friday, 21 January 2011.
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Movie Review by Kirk Honeycutt (The Hollywood Reporter)
Dhobi Ghat is no vanity project; rather, it is a fully realized art film with European sensibilities that intertwines the stories of four characters from different worlds but the same lonely, overcrowded city.
In the intersection of these four people and one city, Rao locates a host of dreams, desires, fears and tragedies. Her stories touch on art, photography, poverty, crime and Mumbai’s indelible sense of mystery. In a city where everything is perishable, subject to constant change, four people struggle to send down roots, to discover a sense of belonging. It’s almost a quixotic ambition, but then so is a dhobi dreaming of movie stardom.
Through Arun’s paintings, Shai’s black-and-white photos and Yasmin’s video diary, the movie draws you into the mystery and melancholy that is Mumbai. Each of its characters is vividly sketched yet they are only sketches: You don’t fully grasp any of them. Their lives and personalities remain partially hidden.