Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Synopsis
An artist (Aamir Khan) watches the video diaries left by his apartment's former tenant.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Easily one of the most dynamic cinematic portraits of that decaying, vibrant, impossible city ever made; it treats the city itself as a...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It marks a subtle, assured and altogether distinctive feature debut for writer-director Rao and its radiant leading lady, rock star and...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Satisfying, well-acted drama.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Rao avoids high drama, and while there is humor, the film's tone is one of melancholy.
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This tale of four Mumbai dwellers at a crossroads in their lives owes more to Taiwanese or French auteur cinema than to Satyajit Ray.
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By Michelle Orange
Rao's ultimate achievements - including a balanced, doleful tone and moments of city symphony elegance - are undercut by the arrangement of...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Tim Cogshell
This is a wholly accessible story that most filmgoers will find pithy and generally well done.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This shot-on-film-and-video trifle reveals a Bombay (that's what all the characters call it) that "Slumdog Millionaire" didn't: a delicate...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
From performances to pacing, nearly every element of Rao's debut is uneven. But her passionate vision of so much useless prejudice leaves a...
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Unfortunately, Mumbai Diaries addresses these weighty concerns with such delicacy that they barely make an impact, thus calling further...
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Go if you like slow artsy movies

By bwoodfan
The movie was very slow paced and no real story but interesting nonetheless..Movie is just about 4 characters in Mumbai - Munna (Prateik), Shai (Monica Dogra), Yasmin and Arun (Aamir Khan). Its not...

Not the usual Amir Khan movie

By kirtimandal
I found this movie to be too abstract for mass to understand. Could not understand what was the message or reason this movie was made. It is an art movie to be precise but still not convincing in that...

Excellent Movie -- must watch

By desiwatch
Great portrayal of characters. Loved the photography, colors, themse, story, so realistic...

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

By ketan811
The movie was ok but the end was abrupt....

uh uh

By nenajagunna12

ok ok, once watchable

By Aldrin
Nothing great about the movie. But sure once watchable !!...


By rak_ana
This is neither an art movie nor a commercial movie rather its a documentary which should be really teleacasted on small screen.If you are wanting entrtainment - this is not your choice. if you...

Not sure what this Movie want to convey

By usavasu
I felt that this movie is an incomplete movie. All the characters are so abstract . Ending or conclusion left to audience. It should have been a full length movie with proper sequence of characters....

art movie

By 677813792
Too abstract to understand ......

Terrible Movie

By pandyautkarsh
No story line.... Movie has nothing to offer to viewers....

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Rated NR