The film just hit the screens and here's what we feel about the first half of the film...
Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde's Mohenjo Daro released just now and our reviewer Sreeju Sudhakaran is watching the film. The first half just got over and here's what he feels about the film till now, "It's not easy to make a film based on the prehistoric civilization, like the Indus Valley civilization. So Ashutosh Gowariker, UTV and Hrithik Roshan deserves a pat on the back for attempting a film based in an era, no Indian film-maker has attempted before. Mohenjo Daro is one of a kind film that needs to seen with a pinch of salt. If you are expecting to see a film with historical accuracies and learn history from here, then perhaps this is the wrong film for you. Ashutosh Gowariker, though, does try his best to fill in the gaps with logic, like how horses came into India before its domestication. But if you are willing to suspend your disbelief for some time, then Mohenjo Daro can be an enjoyable ride for you, albeit filled with a few bumps and potholes.
Sarman (Hrithik Roshan), a village youth and a indigo farmer, has strange dreams about a one horned goat. He also expresses his desire to go to Mohenjo Daro, the biggest town around, to sell his fares. His uncle is reluctant to send him there at first, but later complies. At Mohenjo Daro, he feels that he has some connection to this place, especially his dream. He is also fascinated by the priest's daughter, Chaani (Pooja Hegde), said to be Sindhu maa ka Prateek. However there are also evil forces at play in their love story, in the form of the murderous general of the city (Kabir Bedi) and his lecherous son Munja (Arunoday Singh).
The film starts off with that much talked about crocodile hunt, where Hrithik kills a fake looking croc. That's the problem with the production department - some of the props look authentic, while some look real artificial. And none of Ashutosh Gowariker's films seems to have known what editing is, as the film goes on and on. Even the plot is something that you have seen in quite a few films - an outsider hero, a pretty heroine, and her evil fiance and his equally evil father. It's a bit of a relief that Ashutosh's direction is decent enough to make us stick our butts to the seat, and Hrithik makes the proceedings watchable with his mesmerizing performance (though his skin tone fluctuates every other scene). Pooja Hegde is OK; she looks she has walked right from a college romcom to here. It is good to see Nitish Bharadwaj after a long time.
Overall, a decent watch till now. But if the film doesn't have anything extraordinary in the second half, things can get tough for both the film as well as the audience." Well, the second half has started and we will give you the full review of Mohenjo Daro soon, so stay tuned to BollywoodLife.
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