Mohenjo Daro (English: Mound of the Dead Men) is an upcoming Indian epic adventure-romance film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita A. Gowariker. It features Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles.
The film is set in 2016 BC in the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation.The film is about a man who falls in love with his enemy’s daughter who is a dancer.Centred on romance through the cultures and ancient civilisations of Mohenjo-daro, Gowariker took over three years to develop the film with the help of archaeologists who documented the discovery of Indus Valley civilisation. The film was shot in Bhuj and Mumbai with short schedules in Jabalpur and Thane.
The soundtrack album and film score are composed by A. R. Rahman with song lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 12 August 2016. This film has been selected as the closing film of the 69th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker is not perturbed over the flak which the trailer of his upcoming film Mohenjo Daro has received online and said that one should be open to criticism.
Fans have panned the trailer questioning the VFX technology used to depict the Indus Valley civilisation.
The 52-year-old director wants people to be patient and opine after watching the film that stars Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles.
When Mr Gowariker was asked about how he is he dealing with the criticism regarding the trailer, he said, “We are open to that. When Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) was in a good phase of his career, a film named Alaap came and the poster had his face that seemed poetic. I did not go for it as I was enjoying watching him in Don and Trishul.”
“We have our own image or response to a trailer. In a trailer, you try to depict a story. There are certain elements that shock you but you have to be patient and form your opinion after seeing the film. I think Alaap was a superb film and Amitji was great,” he said.Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to release on August 12.