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Movie Review: Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) 2011

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Dhobi Ghat

Director: Kiran Rao

Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kirti Malhotra

Rating: ***

Watching a 95-minute- Dhobi Ghat -Mumbai diaries has a different and a fresh way of storytelling.  This film surely stands apart from our earlier films also because the narration of the characters has been showcased through different means. Like Yasmin’s life has been narrated over on the television set. The movie is about four unrelated characters, who come across each other after spending few days in the company of each other and later they slowly move onto their way of living.

The incidents that occur in the life span of these four characters surely keep the anxiety level of the on looker at a higher level.

Arun (Aamir Khan), a chain smoker and artist (painter), goes to bed with Shai (Monica Dogra), an NRI investment banker who wants to capture ‘poor India, hungry India’. Shai also gets close to Dhobi, Munna (Prateik Babbar) also invites him home for tea and then goes ahead to shoot his portfolio, as he wants to be an actor. While Shai is busy scanning the by-lanes of Mumbai with her camera, Arun gets en-tangled with his new muse, Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra), whose depressing story is filmed in abandoned tapes that he finds lying  in his  fresh rented apartment. Pratiek plays three characters simultaneously- a rat killer, Dhobi and a gigolo.

Kiran Rao showcases ample of potentials as fresh director. She has the guts of painting the celluloid in a different way. Indeed an

intense, intelligent film. It’s a great idea to ally characters from all spheres of life with the background of the city the film is surely a festival film and also for classes. The masses may be attracted by Aamir‘s charm.

Prateik has played all the three characters in a very subdued manner. Acting genes in the actor has been proved by his meticulous performances. Monica believed as an upper class NRI has definitely performed exuberantly, being a first timer there will be no looking back for her. Kirti Malhotara’s monologue does not bore you at all. You surely crave to know what will be her end. She deserves a pat on her back for her brilliant performances.

Aamir brings-forth his contemplative role with great burgeon; His strip of white hair will indeed steal the hearts of many a beautiful young girls.

The ending is abrupt so for traditional audiences may not like it as they are more used to the summing up of each trail.

Cinematography is pretty attractive. Music soothes ones ears. Effective editing as per the demand of the script indeed is excellent without which the film would have been a drab.

All in all Aamir Charm will surely allure the audiences and create traffic jam at the box office windows.

-Lipika Varma

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 21 January, 2011

Peepli Live Garners high expectations albeit slow start

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s awesome production Peepli Live has created a huge amount of unparalleled buzz in spite of being a non-commercial movie. It has started to get a diverse start in the ticket sales in terms of advance bookings both in metros and small centers.

The senior manager of Programming and Operations, Spice Cinemas Mr. Amit Awasthi said that they are expecting a big weekend sale thanks to the name of Aamir Khan.

A source from PVR cinemas said that the advance sales were just okay and nowhere near a movie in which Aamir Khan would star himself. There have been demands for several bulk bookings from many corporate offices; however on small-scale base it is yet to gain momentum.

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Posted by Editor on 13 August, 2010
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Movie Review – Peepli [Live] 2010

Peepli [Live]: Is a brilliant satire

Rating: 3.5 out of 5*

Starring: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuveer Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa, Vishal Sharma and Naseeruddin Shah

Director: Anusha Rizvi

During times when a majority of Hindi films carrying big star names have been flopping left, right center attributed to the fact that their content is poor, comes Aamir Khan produced Peepli [Live] starring no big names but superbly directed strong on content brilliant multi layered satire. It takes you straight into the heart of the real India, into the lives of BPL (Below Poverty Line) people and their problems. While on the periphery the film might appear to be a spoof on the farmer suicides, it ends up conveying much more and presents some shocking facts.

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Posted by Editor on 13 August, 2010
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Aamir Khan holds Bachchans-Only screening of Peepli Live

While Aamir Khan had a general screening of Peepli Live for his other colleagues and friends early this week, for Big B and his parivar Aamir had an exclusive screening of Peepli Live on Thursday evening at Pixion.

Both Aamir and his wife Kiran were there to receive the Bachchans and watch the film with the mega-star.

After the show, Big B’s response to the film was, “Superb!”

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Posted by Editor on 13 August, 2010
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Postcards for Aamir from 500 ‘Peepli’ Villages

Aamir Khan has got several `thank you` letters from over 500 villages that are named ‘Peepli’ for making their name famous, in his forthcoming production called Peepli Live.

No doubt, he was taken aback after he started getting all these letters from a number of villages named the same as his movie. Aamir was certainly not aware of the fact that there were so many villages by the same name.

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Posted by Editor on 11 August, 2010
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Govinda makes Aamir Khan Laugh

Govinda is perhaps one of those very few Bollywood actors, who can make Aamir Khan laugh. Aamir, who was part of the popular cult comedy hit Andaaz Apna Apna, says that Govinda can tickle his funny bones effortlessly. Aamir even proclaimed that his favorite actor is Govinda, since the latter can make him laugh all the while.

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Posted by Editor on 10 August, 2010
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Peepli Live becomes best first feature film in Durban film festival

Movies of Aamir Khan and ‘awards’ have become synonymous even though the Bollywood’s perfectionist is always missing from the awards functions. Maintaining this tradition, the yet to release movie Peepli Live, the home production of Aamir Khan, has bagged its first award in the recently concluded 31st ‘Durban International Film Festival’. The movie has been named as the ‘Best First Feature Film’.

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Posted by Editor on 3 August, 2010
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Indian Film Festival is Underway in Kazakhstan

A week long Indian Film festival has started in Kazakhstan, which will screen the Bollywood movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Baghban, and Taare Zameen Par.

As per an Indian embassy statement, “The appeal of Indian movies among the audience of Kazakh will be revived by this festival. It will also add to the further expansion and diversification of relations between the two countries”.

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Posted by Editor on 24 July, 2010
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With Peepli Live, T-Series, and Aamir Khan Renew their Longstanding Equation

Be it the melodious Taare Zameen Par or the upbeat Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na, T-Series and Aamir Khan Productions have always churned out chart busters.

No exception was made this time around with Peepli [Live] as the music company and star went all out to promote the music album of the film which was launched earlier in the month with a live performance by the artists involved.

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Posted by Editor on 23 July, 2010
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