Dhobi Ghat (2011)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Slice of Life  |   Release Date - Jan 21, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - India   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Four lives intersect in contemporary Mumbai in this six-degrees drama from director Kiran Rao. As reserved Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra) drifts through the streets of the city in a taxi cab, her ever-present video camera aimed out the window, a conversation with her driver leads to the discovery that they were both raised in neighboring communities. Later, at a local art gallery, visiting investment banker Shai (Monica Dogra) hits it off with talented artist Arun (Aamir Khan), leading to a night neither is likely to forget -- even if they never see each other again. Although the attraction between amateur photographer Shai and handsome dhobi Munna (Prateik Babbar) is more platonic in nature, his offer to show her the city in exchange for shooting some pictures for his portfolio proves irresistible, and together the pair form a powerful yet unlikely bond. Meanwhile, despite Arun's best efforts to seal himself off from the world in his new apartment, an unexpected discovery serves as a reminder that all hope for love is not yet lost.




artist, cab-driver, city, conversation, friendship, photographer