Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dhobi Ghat: Oscar Material?

Director Kiran Rao is optimistic that her debut film, Dhobi Ghat is Oscar material. She explains that it not a commercial film, and more in the league of art-house genre. She says that the movie is 40 percent in English, so she is aware of the limited audience for the film. However, she is confident that four characters in her film, based in Mumbai, does give it a global appeal.

Kiran says, “Dhobi Ghat' has enough Hindi to make it to the Oscars." On a serious notes she adds, "My film has got amazing response at the Toronto film festival. Audiences there loved the film. I know that though it's not massy, Dhobi Ghat certainly has global appeal."


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