Delhi has set the tone for the new cinematic oeuvre with NO ONE KILLED JESSICA and now it is the turn of Mumbai this week to demonstrate that indeed the middle class that is the vibrant spirit of a city has not been left aside by the cinematic fraternity. Would Kiran Rao's DHOBI GHATbe able to demonstrate once again that indeed Mumbai is the melting pot for the urban development through the ages and it is cinema which forgot to showcase it, rather than the city forgetting its middle class ethos.
To begin with let's look at some of the tell tale signs. First of all after a long -long time one is going to see the casting in Hindi language itself and not in Hinglish as it has become the trend. While on the face of it, this choice may not be a watershed, but it is a pointer to the thought that is gone into each aspect of film making. One used to hear the lament that Hindi cinema has indeed become Hinglish, but it took a Kiran Rao to change the notion once again.