#MohenjodaroMiniReview #ASRSays 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾
Period films usually have the statutory disclaimers with them, stating that despite the tall claim about the oh-so-shocking fact related to the film, this is a work of fiction. The only shred of truth that’s associated with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjodaro is this disclaimer which appears at the beginning. After that, it’s a gigantic yawn which runs for 2 hours and 32 minutes. It’s sad because it comes from a film maker who had woven a tale around a game of cricket and made a masterpiece out of it. Despite the presence of a salable star and the huge research behind one of the most famous civilizations, it’s the dated story that does not work at all.
The lead actor with a screen name that dangerously rhymes with Harman (The hero of Gowariker’s another debacle ‘What’s Your Rashi’), looks part bronze and part copper, a newbie actress who seems out of place and cast members who are completely in daze. The only person that looks the part is veteran actor Kabir Bedi who is menacing as the chief antagonist Maham. The tacky VFX make things further miserable. After terms like ‘Bakhar Zokar’, ‘Sapeney’, ‘Janaawar’ (Don’t even ask !) and a weird mating dance and what seems like an eternity, the film ends at a river delta. Incidentally it is named Ganga by the protagonist who by now has turned into Noah !!!!
Mythology gets a cardiac arrest while History commits suicide.