Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar
Producer : Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sunita Gowariker
Music Director: AR Rahman
Starring : Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh
Release Date :12th August 2016
Hrithik Roshan and Ashutosh Gowariker joined hands for the magnificent period drama “Mohenjo Daro” which has hit the theaters today. Actress Pooja Hegde played the female lead role and it is receiving mixed reviews from the audience. The movie is an epic adventure and romantic movie, set in 2016 BC at the height of the Indus Valley civilization. Let's see the story line.
Story: The movie revolves around the story of young Indigo farmer Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro and falls in the love of high status lady Chaani (Pooja Hegde) at first sight, who is the daughter of a priest. He tries to win her love and uncovers some secretes about Channi , City and the past. Sarman has trouble from Maham (Kabir Bedi) who wants to make a new society and rule it. Maham’s son Moonja, tries his best to make his father successful. How Sarman will save Mohenjo Daro from Maham and Moonja, form rest of the story.
Performance: Hrithik Roshan has done lot of hard work and delivered his best. His performance and body languages are the major highlights of the movie. The chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde are appreciable. Pooja Hegde as Channi looks like an ordinary lady and nothing periodic about it other than the costumes. Her headgear looks like bird’s nest. She did not get much screen space to prove herself as she was seen plastering a good smile on her face. Manish Chaudhary in the role of Channi’s father performed well. Suhasini Mooley and Kishori Shahane performed well.
Technical: The production value of the movie is rich. Engaging screenplay, superb action and dance sequences and picturisation are the major attractions on the technical front. The first half of the movie is ok but the second half test the patience of the audiences. The background score is given by AR Rahamn, is superb. The movie focuses less on the historical facts and more on the philosophy of life. It is a costume drama with bad CGI.
Analysis: There are only two reasons to watch Mohenjo Daro, to get some humour out of history or to drool over the Greek god like looks of Hrithik Roshan.