MOHENJO DARO Trailer Review : A Disappointing Introduction?

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The much awaited period movie by Lagaan and Jodha Akbar fame Ashutosh Gowariker, Mohenjo Daro is about to release in August. The makers have been dropping posters for the movie for quite some time now. But it was today that the official trailer of the movie released. In spite of carrying the trademark lavishness and seriousness of an Ashutosh Gowariker movie, this still does not connect so well with the viewers. And although it is gaining rapid likes on YouTube, the same platform is also attracting some critical comments. Is the trailer good or bad? Read the Mohenjo Daro Trailer Review by us below.

About Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo Daro is a period movie written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and features Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Arunoday Singh and Kabir Bedi in it. The movie is produced by UTV Motion Pictures along with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions. The movie is set to release on 12th August 2016 (A.D.).

From what appears to be in the trailer, the movie will follow Sarman(Hrithik Roshan), an indigo farmer from Amri, who has some connection with the city of Mohenjo Daro that he doesn’t know of yet. There the evil man ‘Maham‘(Kabir Bedi) is about to destroy the city and Sarman comes to know it. He will discover his past connections with the city and will fall in love with Chaani(Pooja Hegde), who appears to be some sort of princess.

Mohenjo Daro Trailer Analysis


Well, one of the major attractions of the trailer is that it successfully takes the audience to the concerned era through various aerial shots and landscape sceneries of the city. The dialect that the characters speak in the start of the trailer tries to add to that. And even if we are no experts in history, it somehow does not sound convincing enough.

Talking about the cinematography showcased in the trailer, most of the shots look straight away lifted from other movies. For instance, the shot that introduces Hrithik in the trailer reminds us of literally any Salman Khan movie ever(literally used in a figurative sense).

Since we mentioned Hrithik, I would like to point out that Hrithik looked a little too over the top in this trailer. We sensed a pinch of overacting mixed in his screentime. However, other main characters, Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh look menacing. Kabir Bedi would be one of the few reasons that we will be watching this movie. Pooja Hegde, despite being the female lead, does not get any spoken lines in the trailer. She looks royal and beautiful, though.

The visual effects of this trailer make you remember Baahubali. Don’t get us wrong, we are not equating the two. It’s just that, the effects make you want to say ‘Baahubali mein Better the boss‘(Baahubali had better effects, boss). However, the trailer gets full marks for the authenticity of the city(city, city, see what we did there?? *hihihi*). The scenes showing the grand nature of the city of Mohenjo Daro are the best part of the trailer. They really set up the importance of the city as a character in the movie.

The music that is used in the trailer is one of the best parts of the trailer. It does make the trailer look much more important than it otherwise is. We will be eagerly waiting for the music release of Mohenjo Daro.

Hard to take all of that in? Watch the trailer here as you read the analysis again.


Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh
Produced By : Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, UTV Motion Pictures
Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker
Music By: A R Rahman
Release Date : 12th August 2016

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What were your favorite moments from the trailer? Did you like it? Do you agree with our review? Are you going to watch the movie on its release? Head down to the comments section and let us know.Also, do not forget to share the trailer with your friends.

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Niket is a Professional Copywriter, A Beginner Filmmaker, A Hobbyist Writer, Lyricist, Poet, a Passionate Movie Lover, A Podcaster and A Struggling Entrepreneur. He Creates Content Regularly for 98.3 Mirchi Bhopal, Swudzy, Kalaeco, Hustlepuff and his own Website.
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