Mohenjo Daro which was one of th most anticipated film of the year, lost its spark after poor trailer and weak music from maestro Rahman. But surprisingly Mohenjo Daro isn’t as bad as expected. Yes, the film has too many weak points but by the end of it, you are somehow satisfied and you do not feel as if you have completely wasted your money.
Firstly coming to that never ending list because of which Mohenjo Daro does not work. One major factor going against the film is lack of novelty and it covers everything under it. Film has a very outdated storyline. Especially after the very recent Baahubali and Gowarikar’s previous films like Lagaan and Jodha Akbar, Mohenjo Daro seems like an old wine in old bottle. This one reminds you of Lagaan and Jodha Akbar at many places, one wonders why would Ashutosh Gowarikar get inspired from his own films rather than giving something new to his audience. In fact you also remember the epic palat scene from DDLJ at one point. The sets of the film are very unimpressive, Bhansali had more beautiful sets in his least liked Saanwariya. The very first scene of the film has language which none of us can understand. Suddenly after few scenes it is normal Hindi like any other Hindi film. Since the film lacks any innovation you are least interested in knowing what’s next. In fact the film is easily predictable.
Hrithik Roshan is good in the film but not extraordinary or even noteworthy. It is clearly visible that he has not taken any extra efforts for this role. Pooja Hegde is simply innocent. Definitely not the perfect launchpad. Remaining cast is plain avoidable. This time Gowarikar even fails in an exceptional supporting cast which has been the highlight of his previous films. All of us are fed up seeing Kabir Bedi in same villainous role and Suhasini Mulay as a helpless mother. A.R. Rahman may have composed some of the weakest songs of his career for this one but fortunately the bearable ones find place for themselves in the film. Rahman’s background score is the only saving grace of the entire film. The only thing that makes the film litte interesting and watchable. There is no point discussing any other aspect of the film as everything in the film reminds you of some other film.
Mohenjo Daro lacks creativity at every possible thing including the two major highlights of the film; Ashutosh Gowarikar’s direction and Hrithik Roshan’s acting. Mohenjo Daro as a whole may not be that great film but it can be watched once just for timepass entertainment.