Hrithik Roshan – Pooja Hegde’s Mohenjo Daro has Released Today. Does it stand onto the high expectations or does it disappoint big time. Check Out Our Movie Review.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro is essentially a revenge drama set against the backdrop of Indus Valley Civilization. The film has been promoted as a big period film after Baahubali and Bajirao Mastani however sadly, the film is nowhere in the league of the two successful films.
The main issue with Mohenjo Daro is the fact that the film does not given any insights about the happenings in that era rather it concentrates on the rivalry and romantic sequences. And what’s worse? Even those sequences fail to leave an impact.
Apart from Hrithik Roshan, the only saviour of Mohenjo Daro are the decent action scenes. Be it the crocodile sequence or the sword fight in the second half, the action director has shot it realistically. While the sets look real and there is a certain amount of authenticity in the costumes, artifacts and instruments, the VFX in the flood sequence is atrocious or rather cartoonish. Despite being unrealistic, the climax could have turned out to be one of those heroic moments of the film however the impact is diluted by the pathetic VFX. It is difficult to make oneself believe that they actually agreed upon such tacky scenes even after seeing Baahubali and Bajirao Mastani last year.
The background score is good where as the music by A.R Rahman is average. Thankfully so, the makers have used merely two songs in the narrative and the same go well with the screenplay. As far as the dialogues are concerned, they fail to leave a mark.
Talking about the performances, it is Hrithik Roshan who delivers a good performance. He lives the character of Sarman and tries hard to rise above the weak script. He pulls off all the complicated action sequences with ease. Pooja Hegde has a strong screen presence however there is a need for her to get some acting lessons. Kabir Bedi and Angad Bedi are decent in their parts. The rest of supporting cast lends the necessary support.
To Sum Up, Mohenjo Daro is strictly for the people for whom Hrithik Roshan’s presence matters the most and not what is happening on the screen. The film is slow, boring with the only silver lining being the action sequences.