Mohenjo Daro Movie Review and Rating – Mohenjo Daro is a story based on the oldest civilization that was built around 2500 BC. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, Mohenjo Daro is an Adventure Romance film. The movie showcases the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and its greatest city. The film is set in the 2016 BC era and the story is of a simple farmer Sarman (Hritik Roshan) who travels to the great city and falls in love with a high-status woman Chani (Pooja Hegde), then must challenge the city’s elite and fight against overwhelming odds to save their civilization.
The Chosen One for the services to Sindhu Ma (the river goddess) that happens to be the symbol of Mother Sindhu’s grace & blessing. However, Sarman is soon seen falling out afoul over the politician Maham( Kabir Bedi) and his Moonja (Arunoday Singh) who is keen to seize power and start their own regime in the great city of Mohenjo Daro by becoming the king. On the other side, Sarman and Chaani are in love and the former (Sarman) has to defeat Maham to save the city and win his lady love.
The film is a fictional love story with using the same name given by the Archaeologists and others who discovered the town underneath. Putting up a movie which is set up 2000 years back is a tough job but Gowarikar has done it quite well. The clothes and and many other stuff are of the modern day which were witnessed only few centuries before. Despite the the various little flaws, the movie is very well researched in terms of facts. He has tried to rope in a decent love story giving away a decent kind of story as well that might impress the Indian audiences.
The film Mohenjo Daro is a combination of innovation, sheer hard work & research along with good music and nice performances by the cast. The sets and other requirements are put up in grand manner. Hritik Roshan is one of a kind in giving performances and being a debut for Pooja Hegde, she has performed well too. In terms of music, A.R Rahman has his own high standards of impressing the audiences.
Overall, the movie is a good package and a historical treat to the eyes and it can be given a shot.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar
Producer: Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sunita Gowarikar
Cast: Hritik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Suhasini Mulay, Arunoday Singh, Nitish Bhardwaj, Manish Chaudhary.
Story: Ashutosh Gowarikar
Cinematography: C. K. Muraleedharan
Music: A.R Rahman