Hoping that the trailer might be deceiving we went to watch this magnum opus Mohenjo Daro but if not completely happy with the film, a part of it did tell us that it's a labour of love. Only if it didn't raise expectations on being based on the Indus Valley civilization, this might have worked. As of now, it just is a bit of a disappointment.
The film is about a man called Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who comes to his birth place Mohenjo Daro where his father the earlier Maham (chief of the place) was skinned to death. The now Maham played by Kabir Bedi is corrupt and Sarman's motive is to free Mohenjo Daro from his clutches. Then a flood comes and destroys the whole civilization.
Hrithik Roshan is a charmer no doubt. He looks good but that is only limited to the director's vision which in itself is bleak. Gowariker is a good director and he has proved that with films like 'Lagaan' and 'Swades.' If only he gave that much importance to this script.
Cinematography if not completely on point there are a few scenes that impress. Music is okay.
Pooja Hegde has nothing much to do. Kabir Bedi shines and Arunoday Singh is good as well. The supporting cast is decent.
Mohejo Daro is made on a huge budget of 140 Crores, why then Gowariker compromised on the VFX has completely left us clueless.
Watching it when it premieres on television is a better idea than watching it on the big screen. Our two stars are just for genuine efforts by Hrithik.