Dhobi Ghat - Notepad
It's different, it's sincere, it's inconclusive, it's abstract in its own way. It's intriguing and it leaves you dissatisfied. It has brilliant performances along with some bits of Aamir Khan being Aamir Khan. It is a mellow affair that's soothing yet unnerving.
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A story that connects a slum dweller with larger-than-life aspirations (Munna - Prateik), an NRI poking around the slums (Shai - Monica Dogra), an artist with an attitude (Arun - Aamir Khan), and an unsuspecting immigrant who is trying to figure the city out (Yasmeen - Kriti Malhotra).
- Aamir Khan's character Arun, like him in real life, doesn't like public appearances. :)
- The tribute paid to people from all over India who made Mumbai
- The first exchange between Shai and Munna
- The comment on our education system that just has her learn by rote rather than understand what we read.
- Yasmeen's last scene - it was almost as if she were speaking and apologizing to Arun
- Prateik's last action. That one little thing said so many things!
What did not
- Prateik's desparate attempt to droop his shoulders to show Munna's submissive nature.
- An NRI sees the world in B&W - was there an attempt to say that?