Sunday, 14 August 2016

Review: Mohenjo Daro

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Writers: Ashutosh Gowariker, Preeti Mamgain
Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, and more.

Sarman is a farmer, who goes to Mohenjo Daro to sell his produce, but there he meets a girl, chaani, who is considered to be a blessing for the city, and he falls in love with her. when he decides to stay he finds out that the ruler of the city is cruel to the people, so he decides to stand for the people. Soon he finds out that his father was once the Ruler of that city and that the cruel ruler had him killed years ago.


  • The biggest plus for the movie was Hrithik Roshan's performance. he completely sinks into his character. He acted brilliantly, and looks actually looks really believable as a poor farmer trying to earn an honest living. in many dialogues and a few dance steps he reminded me of Rohit from koi mil gaya, and I loved it.
  • The non CGI part of Mohenjo Daro, i-e the actual set, looked really great, it gave a feeling of an ancient civilization. I don't know how Mohenjo Daro looked according to historians, but the set through which they showed it was pretty awesome.
  • The music of A.R Rahman was awsome. it suited the theme and location of the movie perfectly. anytime time the music plays in the background it matches the scene. (what the scene represents)
  • First and foremost, I said in the "GOOD" part of the review that I loved the set of Mohenjo Daro, and now I feel obliged to tell you that the set was great, but they ruined it with CGI. anytime the city has been shown through CGI, mostly the look from above where the whole city is shown, is really bad. actually any CGI in the movie was really bad, it looked fake.
  • They started the movie with a weird language, that sounded like it was blended with Hindi, but we didn't have subtitles I didn't get what they was saying and it bothered me. they only did it for like the start, and they came to the normal language, it didn't make any sense.
  • Chaani was supposed to be a girl from an ancient city, but for that role she is way too "2016". her act, her way of talking everything looks out of time, and out of place. Pooja hegde is really beautiful and extremely good on the eyes, but her character could have been a lot stronger. All she did in the movie was look pretty, and talk like she traveled from the future.
  • The Story is highly predictable. you see all the twists coming from a mile.
  • I didn't care for the ending at all, firstly because, the ending showed us how Mohenjo Daro was destroyed, and highly doubt it that what they showed was historically accurate. secondly, the end looked to me inspired from the story of Moses, a hero leading his people across the sea to save them from an evil ruler where the evil dictator dies by the very sea. Am I the only who think it's exactly the same as Moses and the people of Egypt?
Final Word:
Its an entertaining movie,, but you could probably wait for it to come out on DVD.

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