• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Hrithik Roshan can’t rescue this film. Ashutosh Gowariker makes it bigger but not better. Pooja Hegde needs a better debut. Mohenjo Daro is a plod.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    The film doesn’t have much to offer.

    Historical accuracy be darned, Gowariker has served up a severely amateurish production with a weak script and an abundance of cliche.

  • Even if we ignored the factual inaccuracies- and those are plenty- the film doesn’t really give us anything new. It’s not a film based on history, it’s not a full-fledged love story, neither a political drama- it remains a half-baked story – a story that we are all very familiar with.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Watch the film if Hrithik’s physique, dancing skills and flexibility are enough to attract you but you can totally avoid it if a grandeur does not make up for the lack of substance, facts and logic.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    It doesn’t help, however, that the movie is clichéd. Telling a story of 2016 BCE in the present day can be problematic if it’s not made well, and that’s Mohenjo Daro’s downfall.
    Watch ‘Mohenjo Daro’ if you’re still stuck in the ‘80s or ‘90s, or just enjoy a steaming mug of coffee in the rains instead. 

  • Mohenjo Daro is stuck in the past and not just in terms of its substance. What the film clearly says is that both director Gowariker and Hrithik need to move on and reinvent themselves.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    Mohenjo Daro should’ve had many more grand moments. As it is, it’s less Ben Hur and more Amrapali – sans the sex appeal of Vyjanthimala’s bustiers. However, its scale and imagination make it an interesting watch – as does the intriguing notion of Hrithik as India’s first pratham sevak.

    That’s epic enough.

  • Even though Hrithik Roshan appears in almost every frame and brings his natural screen presence to the film, he is a shadow of his normal self, bogged down by a weak script, terrible production values and a lack of vision from the man who once made some of Bollywood’s grandest movies.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    Watch it if you’re a Hrithik Roshan fan. The rest of Mohenjo Daro belongs to a bygone era.

  • Mohenjo Daro is a major failure in terms of both history and execution…

  • Devarsi Ghosh
    Devarsi Ghosh
    India Today


    Ashutosh Gowariker does not make historical films, let’s get that clear. He is great at making spectacles using historical stories as a crutch. Sadly, this time, he picked the wrong story.

  • …comes across as a grand historical fictional tale which appeals only in parts. The lack of engaging and relatable drama act as spoilsport in the narrative. From the Box Office perspective, competition from RUSTOM and lack of crucial narrative will act as a major hindrance.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    With its story and characters crumbling under its cinematic ambition, the only thing that makes Mohenjo Daro a sweeping cinematic experience is its visuals. To see the glorious legends of the Indus Valley Civilisation comes to life is a bargain worth the price of an admission ticket. Hrithik Roshan’s charisma adds a nice bonus to the deal. But this historic saga is also peppered with a lot of mumbo jumbo filmmaking antics that steal its thunder. Mohenjo Daro is a well-made film, just not very well thought out.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    After BAAHUBALI, we all asked why did Kattapa killed BAAHUBALI? It won’t be a surprise if the world starts asking who survived after watching MOHENJO DARO?

    Watch it at your own risk.

  • There isn’t as much wrong with this film as the fact that you wonder what’s good about it. By the end of the film, you will be spectacularly bored by this humourless spectacle. And the question in your head is less likely to be: ‘What is going on?’ and more likely to be, ‘Why is this going on forever?’

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    See the film for its sincerity and passion the the dedication to recreate an era and aura long gone and irretrievable.

  • When a filmmaker of Ashutosh Gowariker’s repute decides to make a movie on Mohenjo Daro, the biggest settlement of Indus valley civilisation, you would expect him to be historically accurate yet retain his worth as a storyteller.

    However, his ‘Mohenjo Daro’ fails on both accounts.

  • What Gowariker lacks in story and SFX, he makes up for with scale and action. There’s an extravagantly mounted song and dance routine extolling the grandeur and fame of Mohenjo Daro and the creation of this legendary land is commendable and the fight scenes are well executed.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    …is a box-office disaster and will be rejected by the paying public. It will entail back-breaking losses to its producers and distributors and to everyone associated with the film and will, therefore, go down in film history as a colossal flop.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    It starts out to be an interesting journey, but rapidly rolls towards a disaster (literally and figuratively) to a bedraggled end.

  • Stutee Ghosh
    Stutee Ghosh


    The film will not only test your patience but also your loyalty towards Hrithik Roshan. Go for it at your own risk!

  • Overall, do watch ‘Mohenjo Daro’ for Hrithik Roshan only. But keep your history textbooks miles away from it!

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    Making a period movie works for Ashutosh Gowariker as this is his third attempt to go back in time. This is the second time he has based his story on love. If we ignore the historical inaccuracies (he never claimed it was accurate anyway), the story is certainly intriguing.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    …is the worst film of director Ashutosh Gowarikar. One does appreciate the hard work and efforts behind this film. But at the end of the day, it’s on the lines of all those historical T.V serials with bad C.G.I work and overstretched love saga ruining the history and facts.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    This is no Lagaan. This is no Jodha Akbar. Mohenjo Daro may be better that Ashutosh’s What’s Your Raashee? (actually anything is better than that bore), but the film is a let down on several counts. Watch it only if you want to satiate your curiosity about that era (even that won’t help much) or for Hrithik Roshan. If you want to see a film that lets you learn more about the Indus Valley civilization, forget the idea and open your third standard history books.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    Though this is the shortest film he’s made in years, Gowariker isn’t—and probably will never be—an efficient film-maker. What other directors convey in two lines, he does in seven. Long after scenes have revealed their purpose, he allows them to continue, lest the audience miss out on some imaginary subtlety.

  • IANS


    Overall, Mohenjo Daro lights up the screen but only if it was crisp and thrilling.

  • It’s strange to find Gowariker, whose zenith was the Oscar-nominated Lagaan 15 years ago, burying himself into an faux-archaeological nadir of his own making with this tacky rendition of a bygone era. But then again, reminiscing past glories — national or personal — is a Bollywood pastime.

  • FullyHyd Team
    FullyHyd Team
    Fully Hyderabad


    Mohenjo Daro is too boring to be a “time-pass” film, and takes facts too trivially to be a “serious” history film. Watch it for the cast and the art direction, maybe the VFX. Better still, don’t watch it at all.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    The very straight, simple and oft-repeated tale of foster parents, mistaken identity, good vs evil is just another fantasy, a mishmash of many such larger than life epics.

  • Mohenjo Daro is no history lesson…Put aside questions about the story and you might enjoy Ashutosh Gowariker’s visual spectacle.

  • PAINFULLY BORING!…You would rather want to go back to school and attend a History class quite merrily!

  • Vinod D'souza
    Vinod D'souza


    A must watch! These kind of movies come rarely in Bollywood and Mohenjo Daro should never be missed at any cost. There is love, drama, action, romance and to top it all, there is an ancient civilization shown so perfectly that you’ll end up falling in love with it.

  • Mohenjo Daro presents the age-old story of good versus bad in times so alien to all of us. Despite having a spectacular set, the film doesn’t give any great insights into history or the civilisation. There is hard work for sure. Full points to the team for recreating that era. I felt transported to that era, bought into their stories also but I feel sorry that the film didn’t cut much ice with me. Watch it for the sheer magnificence, the sheer scale.

  • Gowariker’s flaccid screenplay makes the film pointless. There is so much happening but the shaky execution makes it look meaningless. The dialogues are lame. A word of caution for the climax which is so shakily done that it made me wonder if the director is the same man who walked the red carpet of Oscars.

  • …is a costume party with food for thought. Mohenjo Daro is far from perfect, but it’s also far more than the sum of its memes.

  • The film is a humongous gamble on pushing a terribly bad product on the shoulders of Roshan, who should make sure that he is never conned again in this way. Despite both the artifice and triteness innately present in the role, he lives Sarman, is sincere, looks like a demi-god for his women fans even when shabby and disheveled, and tries to salvage this humongous, no, make that historic waste of resources.