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This one fails to impress: Mohenjo Daro - Movie Review

Comments  Comments [ 3 ]    By Anita Menon | 12 August 2016 | 10:59pm



Remember your 1st chapter in your history textbook, that spoke about Mohenjo Daro, as one of the most ancient civilizations?  Ya.. Ashutosh Gowarikar's Magnamopus has nothing much to do with that. This one is just like fresh packaging to a stale meal. Even though Ashutosh has tried very hard to fool his audience into thinking they had a great time, but not this time.. May be the same story in a different backdrop could have made it a little tolerable.

Story:

Mohenjo Daro is a tale of the commoner Sarman who falls in love with the to-be daughter in law of the King of the place called Mohenjo Daro. As the love story develops, Sarman gets to know that the King is the reason behind his father's death. Eventually this love story turns itself into an intense revenge drama.

Let's talk performance:



Hrithik Roshan plays the central character of the film does justice to his role but concentrating more on showing off his muscle power. He has a raw sex appeal to himself which is a fresh take from his otherwise neat and tidy look. Other than that Hrithik doesn't show any difference in the method of acting. Though he is the only show runner in the film.

Debutant Pooja Hedge does a decent job. She looks pretty onscreen, but has a massive scope of improvement. Talking of chemistry Hrithik and Pooja brew it decently well.

Other members of the cast like Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh add to the drama created.




High points:

Other than Hrithik's "oh to die for looks"; kudos to Ashutosh for the make believe world he made. The sets and the idea vision of his version of Mohenjo Daro is stupendous. The background score adds to the drama and you will love it for sure. The action sequences have a great deal of rawness which is in sync with the era it has been set in. The climax is the best chunk of the film and the only portion that holds you to your seat.

Low points : 

The lack of history which was an expectant factor in movie. A.R. Rahman's music doesn't impress other than Tu hai. Sharad Kelkar seemed a misfiring the tiny role he played. The movie drags the time and thus makes the movie quite a boring experience. The entire movie is in shades of brown and gives a very earthen feel.

Overall:

Mohenjo Daro could be an option to watch with family but would turn to be a not so interesting affair. Watch it only for the art direction and the nail biting climax. This one will make its numbers because of the hype created but may die a slow death.

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