“Dhobi Ghat” is a 2011 Indian drama film directed by Kiran Rao and starring Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra. The movie follows the lives of four people in Mumbai, who are connected by their experiences of the city.
Synopsis: The film tells the story of four people living in Mumbai – a reclusive artist named Arun (played by Aamir Khan), a newly married woman named Shai (played by Monica Dogra), a washerman named Munna (played by Prateik Babbar), and a young woman named Yasmin (played by Kriti Malhotra) who has recently moved to the city. The story weaves together their experiences, as they navigate the complexities of life in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. Through their interactions, the film explores themes of loneliness, love, and the search for identity.
Awards won: The film was critically acclaimed for its direction, performances, and storytelling. It won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Special Effects and the Mumbai Film Festival's Silver Gateway Award for Best Film. It was also nominated for several other awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Stardust Award for Best Actress (Monica Dogra). The film was also screened at several international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
|Directed by||Kiran Rao|
|Produced by||Aamir Khan
|Written by||Kiran Rao|
|Music by||Gustavo Santaolalla|
|Cinematography||Tushar Kanti Ray|
|Edited by||Nishant Radhakrishnan|
|Aamir Khan Productions|
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|Release date||September 2010 (TIFF) 21 January 2011 (India)|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Budget||₹130 million (US$1.8 million)|
|Box office||₹256 million (US$3.6 million)|