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Mohenjo Daro: All you need to know about this period action movie

by Ratan Srivastava
Mohenjo Daro

Ashutosh Gowariker wrote and directed Mohenjo Daro, a 2016 Indian Hindi-language period action movie. Hrithik Roshan as well as Pooja Hegde star inside the film, which is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur for UTV Motion Pictures and Sunita Gowariker for Ashutosh Gowariker Productions (AGPPL). It’s a film about the ancient Indus Valley civilisation as well as its capital, Mohenjo-Daro, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The plot concerns a peasant named Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro as well as falls in love with such a high-status woman (Hegde), and now must battle the city’s elite as well as fight against insurmountable odds to rescue their civilisation. Gowariker spent over three years researching and developing the script, working closely with archaeologists to ensure that his fictitious plot was accurately depicted. With brief stops at Bhedaghat (Jabalpur) and Thane, the movie was shot in Bhuj and Mumbai.

A. R. Rahman created the music and soundtrack, while Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics. The movie was released globally on August 12, 2016, to mostly mediocre or negative reviews from reviewers, and this is widely regarded as a box office disappointment.

Mohenjo Daro is UTV Motion Pictures’ final picture, as there are only two Disney releases following it: Dangal and Jagga Jasoos, which were producer Kapur’s final films under Disney-UTV before his contract with the firm expired on January 1, 2017.

R. Rahman scored the soundtrack for the movie, & Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics. T-Series has bought the music rights. On July 6, 2016, the movie’s soundtrack CD was released.

Sarman (Hrithik Roshan), a young man from the village of Amri who lost his parents at an early age, starts the movie in 2016 BCE. Sarman is acclaimed as a hero after killing a crocodile that had been tormenting his village’s fisherman. He requests permission from his uncle, Durjan (Nitish Bharadwaj), to travel to Mohenjo Daro to trade their family’s products, but his uncle refuses. Sarman tries to sneak into the city alongside his companion Hojo (Umang Vyas) at night but is apprehended by Durjan, who eventually relents and lets both pals escape. He hands Sarman a seal with an engraving of a unicorn, which he frequently sees in his dreams, and advises him to use it just once in a life-or-death circumstance.

Sarman finds that now the city is dominated by the dictatorial Senate Chief Maham (Kabir Bedi) as well as his evil son Moonja when he arrives in Mohenjo Daro (Arunoday Singh). He also discovers that the unicorn he sees in his nightmares is the city’s emblem, and he has the strangest feeling that the place is familiar to him. While Sarman is trading, Maham imposes a new tax on the farmers to help the city flourish, but Sarman rallies the farmers to reject the charges so that their families do not go hungry. Sarman enters the upper city after exhibiting his uncle’s amulet, where he encounters Chaani (Pooja Hegde), the elegant and beautiful daughter of Mohenjo Daro’s chief priest (Manish Choudhary).

Sarman is enamoured by Chaani’s exquisite beauty and charm, as well as he falls in love with her. When they meet, the head priest seems to know Sarman. Chaani confesses that she was compelled to marry Moonja, Sarman’s arch-enemy, who is vicious and brutal. When Maham finds that Sarman and Chaani are in love and that Sarman is the head of the tax rebellion, he dares Sarman to a battle with his two champions, Bakar and Zokar. Sarman suggests that if he wins, Chaani would be freed from her engagement, and Maham agrees.

The chief priest relates to Sarman the night before his battle with Bakar as well as Zokar how Maham was banished from Harappa for illegally trading with the Sumerians. Maham began his career as a merchant in Mohenjo Daro and soon ascended through the ranks to become the trade leader. Maham had discovered large gold reserves in the great Sindhu River, so he planned to build a dam and redirect the river’s path to mine the gold. Despite the opposition of Senate Chief Srujan (Sharad Kelkar), who is revealed to be Sarman’s father, Maham was successful in getting the dam built. He had Srujan falsely accused of gold hoarding and arrested.

Maham forced Chaani’s father as well as Durjan — Sarman’s uncle – to betray Srujan, and the latter was slain. Srujan was later replaced as Senate Chief by Maham. Sarman must now confront the wicked Maham in order to avenge his father.

Sarman fights the fearsome Tajik mountain cannibals Bakar and Zokhar in the arena outside the city. He kills one of the cannibals but spares the other after a bloody struggle, and the people of Mohenjo Daro rally even more strongly behind him. Maham, enraged, orders Moonja to kill Chaani and the priest. The priest is killed by Moonja, but Sarman saves Chaani and kills Moonja.

Maham’s attempt to profit himself by using Sindhu gold as well as smuggling in Sumerian weaponry is exposed by Chaani. All of the chefs are now united in their opposition to Maham. Sarman is elected as the next chief, although he believes that Mohenjo Daro requires a people’s government rather than a chief. Sarman understands that the dam would burst as well as the Sindhu River will flood the city when a strong thunderstorm arrives. He inspires the crowd to join their boats to build a floating bridge. They flee Mohenjo Daro and cross the river to the opposite side. The dam bursts, drowning Maham, who was chained in the city square. The once-famous Mohenjo Daro is no longer standing.

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