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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the bustling city of Kochi, India, is a unique institution that has been providing laundry services for over 300 years. From Dutch rule to British rule to independence, Dhobi Khana of Fort Kochi has seen it all and remains to be an integral part of history.

  • Saikiran M D
  • National Institute of Design
  • Jayaprakash
    Key Cast
  • Rajaseskharan
    Key Cast
  • Kumareshan
    Key Cast
  • Kannan
    Key Cast
  • Pratty Amma
    Key Cast
  • Saikiran M D
  • Saikiran M D
    Editor, Colorist
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    19 minutes 5 seconds
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    May 15, 2023
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    Yes - National Institute of Design
Director Biography - Saikiran M D

Born in Wayanad, Kerala, studied Mechanical Engineering and later M.des in Film and Video Communication at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. He primarily works as Director, Cinematographer and Colorist. His directorial works include Five Star(2022), Madakkukal(2023) and Pottukotta(2020). As a cinematographer, Sai's works include Farther Than Distance(2022), Meta Pi, Pul Ke Us Paar(2022) and Madakkukal.

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Director Statement

Dhobi Khana has survived centuries of change, from Dutch colonial rule to British rule to independence to the rise of modern technology. And yet, it remains a vital part of the Kochi community, providing laundry services to people from all walks of life.