‘ధోభీఘాట్’ సృష్టికర్తలకు అభినందన లేఖలు

dhobi-ghat letter
Letter 1:
Aamir Khan:
We love you.
Your name has become synonymous with quality Hindi cinema.
We love you as an Actor.
And, in Dhobi Ghat, once again you were quite believable as Arun, the introvert artist with a troubled past. Your awkwardness in the art show, your difficulty in dealing with Shai the morning after, your look at Vatsala when you hear about the exhibition in Sydney, your increasing involvement as you watch Yasmin’s three video letters, your assured hand as the artist, and your reaction to Yasmin’s last letter are all outstanding. In particular, your portrayal of an introvert is in such great contrast to Munna’s naivete and shyness.
We love you as a Producer.
Once again, you produced an authentic, poignant and outstanding film.
Letter 2.
KIran Rao:
We love you too.
Initially, we weren’t sure what to make of you. It wasn’t that difficult to think of you as a gold-digger or a home-wrecker.
It didn’t feel that much better when we heard you were directing a film to be produced by your husband. Even smart men can’t resist indulging their second wives, we thought.
But, we have to give it to you.
You wrote and directed a beautiful film, a film that seems to have been made in your own terms.
Your casting was faultless; the technical crew you assembled is fabulous.
Whether it was the handicam or the steadycam, broad vistas or tight spaces, you and your cinematographer Tushar Kanti Ray, showed us Bombay as a real, live city with its various moods where your lead characters really came alive. Gustavo Santaolalla, until I found his name in the credits on IMDB, fooled me into thinking that he is a Mumbaikar. Your editor, Nishant Radhakrishnan, made sure that all the stories came together seamlessly, maintaining good tempo with minimal confusion from the multiple story tracks.
You wrote a good script and directed well. Now Mumbai, after a long time, has again a film that can be considered its own.
Your leads, the introvert painter, the shy but ambitious boy, the liberal, liberated, generous young woman with a crush, and the innocent UP girl enthralled with the new city, are all interesting people. You tell their stories well. You don’t dramatize their back-stories even as you make them more complete. You made us feel their excitement, their exhilaration and their highs and lows.  Even the minor characters came alive; I was particularly impressed by Salim’s gangbanger strut as he patters with Munna under the bridge.
I must tell you, however, that there were times when the relationship between Shai and Munna reminded me of Tabu and Manoj Bajpai in Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, and that the videocam letters reminded me of Love Sex and Dhoka and its various predecessors.
We won’t say that you made an outstanding film for a debutant. You made an outstanding film. Period.
Letter 3
Prateik, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra.
Where have you been hiding?
You are all fabulous. It was quite a casting coup by Kiran Rao.
Prateik: Your mother, the late lamented Smita Patil, would be proud of you. I don’t know if it was meant as homage or not, but I was reminded of your mother in Chakra during the scene where you were taking a bath outdoors. Your portrayal of Munna in all his naivete, innocent ambition, defiance, regret and relief, is excellent.
Monica: It was hard to believe that this is your first film. You were very assured and sure-footed as Shai, a role with enough complexity. Loved your smile.
Kriti: Despite your short time on-camera, you really touched us as Yasmin with your portrayal of innocence, enthusiasm, pain and love.
We wish you all great future!
Regards  — V Chowdary Jampala
వి. చౌదరి జంపాల



  1. ఎవరైతేనేమి?

    January 23, 2011 at 12:35 am

    ధోబీ ఘాట్ అని రాయాలి. భీకి వత్తు లేదు.

    ఇంగ్లీషు వ్యాసానికి తెలుగులో పేరు రాసారు. కనీసం భాషా మర్యాద కూడా లేకుండా తప్పులు రాయడం అలవాటుగా మారుతోంది.

    మన వాళ్ళ మీద మనకెలాగూ గౌరవం లేదు. కనీసం భాష మీద కూడా లేదా?

    మహేశ్ అని పిలవాల్సిన మనం మహేష్ అంటూ పిలిచే సంకరాన్ని ఉత్తరాదినుండే అందిపుచ్చుకున్నాం.

    దేవుడా! తెలుగుజాతిని కాపాడు.

    • K మహేశ్ కుమార్

      January 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      @ఎవరైతేనేమి?: మాకు భాషకన్నా భావం ప్రధానం. మరీ ఆ భావానికి ఆటంకం కలిగితేతప్ప బెత్తం పుచ్చుకుని భాషవెనకపడే అలవాటు ఇక్కడ తక్కువ. వంకరలూ, సంకరాలూ అన్నీ జీవభాషలో చెల్లుతాయి. మీకు మృతభాషే ప్రియం అనుకుంటే తెలుగుభాష కోసం పాటుపడే ఏదైనా వెబ్ సైట్ కు వెళ్ళి చదువుకోండి. ఇది సినిమాలకు సంబంధించిన సైట్, ఇక్కడ ప్రచురించిన వ్యాసంలో ఏదైనా విషయపరమైన సమాచారం ఉంటేనో లేక మీరు ఏదైనా చెప్పాలనుకుంటేనో చెప్పండి. కానీ ప్లీజ్ ఇలా భాషపేరుతో భయపెట్టకండి. ఇప్పుడిప్పుడే తెలుగు భాషని మళ్ళీ ఉపయోగించడం నేర్చుకుంటున్నాం, మీ ఊదరగొట్టడంతో మళ్ళీ దాన్ని మాకు దూరం చేయకండి.

      • SKJ

        January 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        బాగా చెప్పెరు… మంచొరే….

  2. Purnima

    January 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I’m fine with letter 1 & 3… except that I feel Aamir was unnecessarily loud with his reaction to Yasmin’s last letter.

    But I’m still struggling to figure out what Kiran Rao was up to. 🙂 She was good in bits and pieces.. but overall, she’s disappointing. At least her story telling is not as gripping as Peepli Live’s lady..(Who was she? Some Aparna?)

    • V. Chowdary Jampala

      January 25, 2011 at 6:15 am

      Anusha Rizvi directed Peepli (Live).

  3. KLN

    January 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    you know why there is no interval for the film.. coz there wont be anyone watching the movie after.
    What a stupid movie .. what a stupid reviews.

  4. sudha

    February 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    ఏదో సినిమాలో హీరోయిన్ గురించి హీరో కామెంట్…. పార్టులు పార్టులుగా చూస్తే ఇది బాగానే ఉందే… అలాగే అనిపించింది -నాక్కూడా దోభీ ఘాట్ చూసాక…
    సన్నివేశాలన్నీ బాగున్నాయి.కథ కూడా బావుంది. కానీ ముగింపులో ఏదో మిస్సయిన భావన. దర్శకురాలు ఏంచెప్పదలచుకున్నది అర్థం కాలేదు. దోభీ ఘాట్ పేరు కూడా కథకి ఎలా సరిపోయిందో అర్థం కాలేదు….అదేనేమో ఆర్టు సినిమా లక్షణం…
    యాస్మిన్ పాత్రలో అమ్మాయి చాలా అమాయకంగా, చక్కగా నటించింది.

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