Mohenjo Daro Movie Review: This Friday we are going to see the much anticipated Mohenjo Daro. The historical adventure film starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hedge is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. It is produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Let's take a look at Mohenjo Daro review first.
Hrithik Roshan is coming to silver screens after two years. Ashutosh who has helmed classic like Lagaan and Swades is in the director's seat. It also has been shot on a grand scale and it took 2 years to complete this project. So expectations are too damn higher for all the right reasons.
The film tells the story of an indigo farmer Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who travels to Mohenjo Daro (an ancient city in Indus Valley Civilization). Upon reaching there he saves the life of a girl named Chaani (Pooja Hegde) who is the symbol of Mother Sindhu's grace and blessing. As luck would have been, he falls in love with Channi but Sarman soon finds out his secret connection with Mohenjo Daro. It ignites the fight between local politician Maham (Kabir Bedi) who is seizing power and oppresing the public. Will Sarman be able to defeat Maham and saves the lives of his people? Will he get his love Channi back in his life? Watch the film to find out.
Set in ancient Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro was in the making for too long. But it was worth waiting. No doubt Ashutosh has played with the history at many places but he has made it visually spectacular and story wise compelling. Mohenjo Daro is all about Sarman from the start until the end. The excellent writing and dialogues have made it a delight to watch. The visuals are stunning and the fight sequences look brilliant on screen.
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The first part covers the journey of Sarman to Mohenjo Daro and his falling for Channi. Generally, knows as Greek God, Hrithik Roshan is a super strong young man who is the saviour of his people. The second half starts off very well and the audience enjoys the introduction of the few new characters. Yes, there is a lot of action which mainly involved Hrithik and there is no price for guessing that who was the ultimate winner.
Mohenjo Daro stands out for the brilliant conception, enactment and of course execution. The script is very well researched and the makers have taken care of each and every single detail. There is some jaw-dropping action that will keep you on the edge of the seat. The climax is one of another major highlights which will force you to hook to the screens. The few shocking revelations add more drama in the story.
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It also has some weak points. Ashutosh takes too much cinematic liberty at times. There are few loopholes and time lapses here and there. The love angle between Hrithik and Pooja is cliched and does not make much sense considering the setting of the film. VFX is just about okay and could have been better. The duration is shorter as compared to other historical films and in doing so most details of the culture of ancient civilization are missing. However it has made it fast paced
Ashutosh Gowarikar is a genius and you just cannot complain much about the direction. The sets and cinematography are top-notch which has made it a visual treat. The action sequences are very well executed. There are scenes that will leave you speecless, spellbound and and well also make you nostalgic. It does not have much of VFX and is rightly so as the focus is more on the story. However the costumes is a let-down as it does not suit the theme of the film.
The music by A.R Rahman may have not much impact during its audio release but the songs look excellent in the film. Mohenjo Mohenjo and Tu Hai songs create magic on screens. The background score is sheer brilliance and gives you goosebumps.
♦ Hrithik Roshan undoubtedly has delivered one of his career best performance. He nails the character head on and proves that only he could have played such character. His transformation from a small former to a lover and then to a fighter is legendary. Hrithik will sweep all the awards for best actor next year.
♦ Pooja Hedge makes a good debut. You will fall for her innocence and grace at the same time. She makes a good pair with Hrithik Roshan too. But we wished to see her more in the film.
♦ The supporting cast is absolutely fabulous and gives a tremendous support. Few unknown names shine.
On the whole Mohenjo Daro is all about pure entertainment. Ashutosh's dedication, brilliant story and stunning visuals have made it a must watch. Don't miss it for anything.
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