Bollywood’s Greek god Hrithik Roshan’s much awaited mega budgeted film Mohenjo Daro has released worldwide. Facing tough competition from Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’cruz starrer Rustom on a long weekend, Mohenjadaro will surely find its way. Pooja Hegde is cast opposite Hrithik in this film.
Ace director Ashutosh Gowariker is back with another historic film. Ashutosh who has given us blockbusters like Jodha Akbar, Swades and Lagaan is back to narrate the tale of pre historic India. Mozart of Madras A R Rahman has scored music for Mohenjo Daro.
The film starts off with the era of 2016 BC. We are introduced to Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) in a village who wins a dangerous fight with a predator crocodile. Villagers felicitate him for his victory and Sarman’s uncle and aunt are really proud of him. But all this doesn’t bring happiness to Sarman. His long desire is to go visit Mohenjo daro but due to some unknown reasons he is not allowed to. Sarman finally fulfils his dream and reaches Mohenjo Daro. He meets Sindhu Putri Chaani (Pooja Hegde) there and he is over head over heels on Chaani. She also feels the same electrifying feel for him. Chinni is the daughter of Pandit (Manish Choudhury). In due course Sarman finds out the inequalities happening there under the evil ruler Maham (Kabir Bedi). In all this Sarman discovers a truth about himself which changes his life upside down. What is the secret which Sarman comes to know and how he defeats the ruler Maham forms the rest of the story!
Mohenjo Daro is made with a house of cards which looks perfect but falls with weak story and screenplay. Ashutosh miserably fails to create a story and decipher information about history which is not known to historians only. The pace is very slow and audience feel absolutely cheated.
The attempt to narrate a tale about a civilization which is a mystery to India itself is a big fail. Rahman’s music doesn’t add much value to the film. The extravagant sets, finest actors and A R Rahman’s background score fail to create an engaging story.
Overall Mohenjo Daro doesn’t impress in narrating a historic tale.