Last night, I watched Dhobi Ghat, a film by Kiran Rao starring Aamir Khan,Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra.
You know what? I’m not going to even try and be objective. I LOVED IT. I don’t care if I sound like a squealing tween. That’s the truth. The movie hit every chord so perfectly that it took my breath away. Throughout most of the film, I watched Aamir Khan act. For the very first time, I didn’t think of AK from QSQT, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai etc. I watched Aamir act in a situation where he was not all that I was seeing – you know what I mean?
Then there’s Prateik Babbar. Oh man. There were so many nuances to his character, and he just kind of encapsulated all of them and looked so amazingly drool-worthy the entire time!
But most of all, I think the best part of the movie was Kiran Rao. The story was simple, so beautiful and so concisely edited. There wasn’t a frame that was a waste, not an emotion that was overdramatic, and not a second that stretched unbearably. Everything seemed to fit in like pieces of a puzzle, nothing jarred and that’s what I love. There was a smoothness, a finesse to the entire film that spoke of experience, of thought, of careful construction.
There’s no two ways about it – she may be Aamir Khan’s wife but that definitely isn’t the whole definition of who she is!