Mohenjo Daro - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

The least Mohenjo Daro could have done is awe you with its scale. Well, It doesn't. Save a few action pieces the film has nothing to enamor you.

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33 reviewers have given Mohenjo Daro an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

4 yays
22 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... Every bit the film the trailer led us to fear ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Besides, though the film does have an eye-catching cinematography and a decent background score too... full review

Thumbs down by Prarthna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...Hrithik Roshan with all the self-tanner and face quivering acting in the world couldn’t save this one! ... full review

So-So Bollywood Hungama ...MOHENJO DARO comes across as a grand historical fictional tale which appeals only in parts.... full review

Thumbs down by 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? ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansi Bengali, BookmyShow ...Making a period movie works for Ashutosh Gowariker as this is his third attempt to go back in time. ... full review

Thumbs down 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... full review

So-So by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...Even the cinematography by the otherwise dependable C.K. Muraleedharan is disappointing.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...With its story and characters crumbling under its cinematic ambition, the only thing that makes Mohenjo Daro a sweeping cinematic experience is its visuals. ... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala, FirstPost ...There are several loose ends to the script.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ... ‘Mohenjo Daro’ really is the big banner projection of Gowariker’s inadequacies as a director.... full review

Thumbs down by Jaiwantika Dutta-Dhupkar, fullhyd.com ...The dances are rather pedestrian, though. And the music (A R Rehman) is a disappointment. ... full review

Thumbs down by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...What a waste... full review

So-So by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ...Even gibberish and unicorns can’t cure this Lagaan hangover ... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post ...So far, so contrived. But as the film hurtles towards its inevitable mother of all set-pieces... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...flat writing and lazy casting. ... full review

Thumbs down by Devasi Ghosh, india today ...For exposition's sake, Mohenjo Daro's characters explain basic plot points with absurd dialogue.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...It beats me how so much time and effort can be spent on creating something meant to be jaw-dropping, but which leaves you sighing at the sheer waste of it all... full review

So-So Indicine ...The editing of Mohenjo Daro is snappier than Gowariker’s past movies but it still ends up being about 10-15 mins too long. ... full review

Thumbs down by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...looks like a costume drama with bad CGI and an absolutely shoddy editing.... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...It helps that the most ridiculed part of the trailer is done and dusted with in the opening minutes. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY ...There isn’t as much wrong with this film as the fact that you wonder what's good about it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Hrithik, who plays the lead role, is in top form as the noble Sarman, who transforms from a humble farmer to the leader of the people. ... full review

Thumbs down Mumbai Mirror ...Period trauma... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...None of the characters (and actors), many of whom don stitched, even printed, clothing and are marvelously adept at Bollywood dance moves, do not emerge unscathed from this messy misfire.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...It is a question we, the audience, would do well to echo, because it is hard to fathom what on earth led to this film being made.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...History in Mohenjo Daro is tokenism at best. I don’t find that shocking. The trailer was an unsubtle disclaimer.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamjhandikar, Reuters ...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.... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, Sify Movies ... fifteen minutes into the telling, the narrative loses its lustre, when Gowariker adheres to the star system by focusing the song "Mohenjo Daro" on the stars.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Tries the audience’s patience ... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...The vagaries detract from Mohenjo Daro - but its second half rises, details falling into place. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saumil Gandhi, Upper Stall ...It lacks freshness and innocence, enthusiasm and poetry.... full review

So-So by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...The film is a one-man army, riding high on Hrithik's shoulders.... full review