Dhobi Ghat - External Reviews
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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57 reviewers have given Dhobi Ghat an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)
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So-So by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...Dhobi Ghat is like reading a book that leaves you somewhat intrigued and somewhat confused with its story, language and build up.Dhobi Ghat is like reading a book that leaves you somewhat intrigued and somewhat confused with its story, language and build up.... full review
Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...With just four players, she attempts to communicate an impression of the teeming symphony that is Mumbai, and she follows the path trodden by recent first-time female filmmakers like Nandita Das and Zoya Akhtar... full review
Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Even with Aamir Khan sticking out with his confused what-to-do demeanor, and its self-conscious artiness, the film is worth a look for the charm of the other actors and the inexorable beauty-in-ugliness (shot with love by Tushar Kanti Ray), of the city. ... full review
Thumbs up by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Although Khan gives a contained and understated performance, he is just too emphatic a presence. It’s hard to suspend disbelief when you have megawatt star power blazing in front of you. Instead of getting lost in his character, I found myself thinking about the actor and how different this role is from his previous ones. ... full review
Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Watching a 95-minute-break-free movie (no interval here!) means a break from munching, slurping and burping (unless you stock up before you enter the screen). But for Dhobi Ghat, unfortunately, this undivided attention was completely undeserved.... full review