Mohenjo Daro (2016) Hindi
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker
Produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd. (AGPPL)
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Genre:Epic adventure-romance movie
Release dates:12 August 2016
Description:Mohenjo Daro is an upcoming Indian epic adventure-romance film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and co-produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions and Disney India.The film features Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles.The film is set in the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilization that dates back to 2600 BC.
The soundtrack album and film score are composed by A. R. Rahman with song lyrics Javed Akhtar. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 12 August 2016.
Ashutosh Gowariker announced the film officially in February 2014 with A. R. Rahman composing the film score. In August 2014, Hrithik Roshan was confirmed to play the male lead and was paid ₹50 crore (US$7.4 million) for the role making him the highest paid Bollywood actor.Actress Pooja Hegde was signed as the female lead.On taking up the project, in an interview, Gowariker stated that there was meagre and superficial information available about the people in that civilization, particularly about their lifestyle, food and feelings. The lack of information about the period troubled Gowariker and he decided that whenever he would get a story to tell, it will be depicted in the 2600 BC-Mohenjo Daro.On the film's plot, he was quoted as saying, "While the plot will follow the discovery of Mohenjo-daro and the culture and the vibe of the ancient civilisation, it will largely center on a love story."It took Gowariker three years to piece together a plot of the entire civilization through various cities and weave a love story into it.During his reconnaissance, he met as many as seven archaeologists who had been closely involved in documenting the discovery of the Indus Valley Civilisation.He had also visited the archaeological site of Dholavira.Further, with the film being set in a certain period, the whole site had to be recreated in a film studio. He was involved in working out the logistics during June 2014.The film's stunts would be choreographed by Glenn Boswell and the costumes will be designed by April Ferry and Neeta Lulla.U.K. based trainer Joshua Kyle Baker was roped in to train Roshan for his character in the film. He described the three-month training so as to allow Roshan to appear 'lithe' and 'agile' rather than muscular. Relating the natural environment required for Mohenjo Daro, Gowariker was impressed with the calamitous VFX seen in the films The Day After Tomorrow and 10,000 BC that were designed by Karen Goulekas. In September 2014, as a visual effects supervisor, Goulekas was brought on board for the film.Gowariker revisited Bhuj in December 2014 to begin with pre-production.
The principal photography commenced in the Bhuj on 27 January 2015. The first schedule of 101 days was wrapped up in the same city by 23 May 2015.In June 2015, Hrithik started training to fight with tigers in one of the sequences of the film.Filming resumed in Bhuj and was completed by October 2015.The second schedule of filming began in Jabalpur on November 2, 2015, where a fighting sequence with crocodiles was completed.In December 2015, third schedule began at Film City in Mumbai.