Mohenjo Daro 2016: Movie Review! Starring: Hrithik Roshan

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Movie Review

Mohenjo Daro the latest and the most awaited film of Hrithik Roshan. This epic film is directed and written by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film is based on ancient civilization at Indus Valley and its city which is known as Mohenjo-Daro. This is known as one of the UNESCO World Heritages.

The film is produced by Sunita Gowariker of Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd. and by Siddharth Roy Kapur under UTV Motion Pictures. The film released worldwide on 12st August 2016. The entire shooting for the movie took place in Mumbai and Bhuj and some parts in Thane and Jabalpur. The film took around three years for its research and the script. The writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker worked on this project with archaeologists for finding the facts about Indus Valley civilization.

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Story Plot

The story of Mohenjo Daro film revolves around a farmer Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) from Sindh who travels to Mohenjo Daro. During this travel, a disaster takes place and in which he saves the life of Chaani (Pooja Hegde), the lead actress in the film. He falls in love with her, he being a poor common man and Chaani being a rich woman becomes a problem. Sarman fights the local politician to save Mohenjo Daro and the entire civilization.

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Star Cast

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Hrithik Roshan
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  • Hrithik Roshan (as Sarman)
  • Pooja Hegde (as Chaani)
  • Kabir Bedi (as Maham)
  • Arunoday Singh (as Moonja)
  • Suhasini Mulay (as Laashi)
  • Nitish Bharadwaj (as Durjan)
  • Sharad Kelkar (as Surjan)
  • Manish Choudhary (as The Priest)

R Rahman has composed the music, and the lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. The film got an honor by the Closing Film of 69th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. The screening will take place at Piazza Grande on 13th August 2016. For Mohenjo-Daro, Hrithik charged Rs. 68 crore which the highest amount paid to any actor in Bollywood till date. The star got a special martial arts training.

Critics Review

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Movie Review
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Review by Sneha of Emirates stated “When a filmmaker of Ashutosh Gowariker’s repute decides to make a movie on Mohenjo Daro, the biggest settlement of Indus valley civilization, you would expect him to be historically accurate yet retain his worth as a storyteller. However, his ‘Mohenjo Daro’ fails on both accounts.

What’s even more questionable is the decision to invest in music (A R Rahman) and costume, but not on graphics, especially when it’s crucial to the narrative. The climax footage is profoundly dodgy, making you wonder how Gowariker green-lighted it. What’s, even more, dampening is the story, which is so archaic in tone and texture that it leaves us detached and thoroughly bored.”

Final Verdict

Mohenjo Daro 2016: Movie Review
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Overall this would be the best movie of Hrithik Roshan till date. Along with a big budget, good story, action, drama and romance, a full package for this weekend. This is a must watch. For more update on Bollywood and films, please go to our Entertainment section.

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