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Mohenjo Daro (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 12 August 2016 (USA)
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In 2016 BC, a kind farmer leads an uprising in the city of Mohenjo Daro.


Ashutosh Gowariker


Ashutosh Gowariker (story and screenplay), Preeti Mamgain (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hrithik Roshan ... Sarman
Pooja Hegde ... Chaani
Kabir Bedi ... Maham
Arunoday Singh ... Moonja
Suhasini Mulay ... Laashi
Nitish Bharadwaj ... Durjan
Kishori Shahane ... Bima
Sharad Kelkar ... Srujan
Manish Chaudhary ... Priest
Narendra Jha ... Jakhiro
Shaji Chaudhary ... Kulka
Tufail Khan Rigoo Tufail Khan Rigoo ... Ishme Dagan
Diganta Hazarika Diganta Hazarika ... Lothar
Naina Trivedi ... Junu
Umang Vyas Umang Vyas ... Hojo


In 2016 BC Sarman is a farmer in Amri and wants to trade in Mohenjo Daro to.Durjan,Sarman 's uncle protests against it but cant stop Sarman going Mohenjo Daro, Durjan tells him to be careful as the city is harsh and selfish.Sarman reaches Mohenjo Daro and feels that somehow the place is connected to him,The city is ruled by evil Maham and his son Moonja,Sarman saves Chaani from being stamped by horses and they both start liking each other,but Chaani is about to marry Moonja on their wedding day a major fight happens between Sarman and Moonja,Maham challenges Sarman to take up a fight against Bakar-Zokhar,Sarman proposes Maham that if he wins Chaani should be his will Sarman win Chaani and what is Sarman 's connection with Mohenjo Daro. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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In August 2014, Hrithik Roshan, who had starred in Ashutosh Gowariker's critically and commercially successful Jodhaa Akbar in 2008, was confirmed to play the male lead role again for Mohenjo Daro. See more »


In the end of the movie when Sarman sees his father's skeleton after around 20 plus years, its been reduced to only bone, everything else is gone but still pieces of its cloths are remaining. See more »


Moonja: [after Sarman overcomes the Bakar Zokar ordeal, thus humiliating both Maham and Moonja before the public] The fire in my soul will be doused only by his blood!
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Crazy Credits

Before turning into English, the title of the film appears in Harappan script. See more »


Sindhu Ma
Vocals by A.R. Rahman, Sanah Moidutty
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by A.R. Rahman
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Hrithik Roshan, Ashutosh Gowariker ditch old for seriously antique
10 October 2016 | by kumarvarun1989See all my reviews

If you had to recreate an ancient civilisation, what would you do? If you are Ashutosh Gowariker, and have had lots of experience in excavating the past (Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar), you would scale it up. Instead of a few hundred years, you would go back a couple of thousands, ditching the merely old for the seriously antique.

Mohenjo Daro, set in Mohenjo-daro of the Indus Valley civilisation, is bigger but certainly not better than these two Gowariker's earlier outings. The sepia tone of the earth and the dwellings is balanced by an array of costumery: everyone looks like they have been handed out unstructured earth-toned garments, which follow the latest fashion du jour. And lest you thought they were not accessorised to the hilt in 2016 BC, perish it: the villainous chief wears a headgear of horns (the happily hamming Kabir Bedi, who carries it off with a raffish air) to an alarmingly tall crown of what looks like feathers, coins and shells sported by the leading lady (the debutant Pooja Hegde, who looks much better without, and may fare better in her next).In between is leading man Hrithik Roshan as poor indigo farmer Sarman, a resident of village Samri of the Sindh province, who has set his heart on going to neighbouring big town Mohenjo-daro. That is where, he is convinced, lie his fate and fortune, and an animal with one horn.Right from the build-up, featuring what is meant to be a thrilling boat ride and a fight with a fake-looking crocodile, all the better to show off Hrithik's rippling chest and ripping valour, Mohenjo Daro is a plod, and a heavily borrowed one to boot: the entry into a forbidden town (which strongly reminds us of Baahubali), the romance with a pretty stranger, the rivalry with a muscle-bound fellow, the unravelling of dark secrets, the saving of a town from a beastly ruler—we've seen so many versions of it before.It beats me how so much time and effort can be spent on creating something meant to be jaw-dropping, but which leaves you sighing at the sheer waste of it all. Just when you think the plot is shifting just a fraction, out pops yet another item number, complete with whirling dervishes (remember Jodhaa Akbar?) and belly dancers: how can you have a Hrithik film without getting him on the floor, even if it is daubed in mud?In Lagaan, there were the evil Brits who wanted more tax from the poor 'gaon-waalon'. In Mohenjo Daro too, along comes the demand for more 'kar-vasooli'. Gowariker also filches from the many Hollywood epics which dump their heroes into an arena and have them fight for their lives: Hrithik faces off with two iron-chested cannibals (Bedi terms them, helpfully, 'narbhakshi') who grunt and growl.

And just in case we were missing something, Sarman does a Noah, launches a massive rescue op, and saves scores of humans and animals, to swelling background music. By then, we're so exhausted that we let the waters of Sindhu Ma float over us, and wait for things to get over.

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Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der verschollenen Stadt See more »

Filming Locations:

Africa See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$747,791, 14 August 2016

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2.35 : 1
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