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Dhobi Ghat- "A Heartfelt Experience"
Jan 25, 2011 01:56 AM 6968 Views





Let’s enter into the world of four people. Let’s discover what all they have in common and what keeps them inter-connected. Life is a journey and it never gives you a chance to play your cards. It’s about the life of those people who have memories of lost-love, feelings of grief and passion of moving on with life.

It’s about a painter whose work is abstruse and immaculate. His straight-forward attitude makes someone believe that he’s not at all relationship kind stuff. He has admitted it on his own. He doesn’t have time to love and share emotions. He has his own world of moving from one place to another. He’s fastidious in making paintings. His éclat work has given him an opportunity to move to Australia. Without any worries he’s free to live and make his choices.

The second character has arrived from US to Mumbai to discover tiny things related to city. She falls in love with a painter. She’s courageous and least bothered about her relationship which could have been turned into a marriage. They are not meant to love each other. They are not meant to be for each other. They’re as aloof as sky and wind. They have emotions but there’s a queer feeling of losing someone at one point of time. They get chance to interact and that’s how their life revolves around each other.

The third character is a girl who is newly wed. Inspite of knowing that her husband has a bad character, she eulogizes him everywhere. Her heart is pure, her touch is vivid, her voice is loud, her partner didn’t accepted her the way she is, I know what she was missing the most in her life…FREEDOM. She was not eager to get married but nobody considered her opinion. She had to marry someone who was a wastrel. Leaving no choice in hands, she prefers to commit suicide. Sometimes strangers have the strength to influence our thinking and life.

The fourth character is a washer man. He’s a common person who visits the house of painter and NRI girl. He’s not literate. He wishes to become an actor and life has something else for him in store. He has fallen in love with a girl. He knows that she’s in love with someone else. He’s calm, untroubled and carefree person. He finally gets a chance to make his portfolio. Living in the slum area, his hovel is not impressive at all. His emotions are true and his penchant nature makes his love true and pure towards that girl.

This movie is a tribute to the people of Mumbai. Every now and then, we have been watching the same stuff over and over again. It’s time to think beyond the already said stuff. It’s time to rise and praise the prolific effort of Kiran Rao. It’s time to open the mind and an acceptance to extra-ordinary theme. I do have predilection of Aamir Khan’s work. I didn’t have any idea that his wife will bring the same rhetorical work to us. It’s very difficult to look into the live of ordinary people. In city like Mumbai, where people hardly have time to support the passerby, this movie is a delightful and pleasant experience.

I loved watching it. I found few scenes pensive and solemn. I would recommend this movie to everyone who has taste of good cinema. Leave your thoughts at home and go with the flow of this movie. It won’t take much time to make you realize that you’re already going with the flow. It can either be completely loved or detested by you at the end.

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