Monday, August 14, 2017

Mohenjodaro: Movie Review

I was so looking forward to seeing the movie Mohenjodaro - as one instance where a fascinating ancient civilization (and one we know solely from archaeological evidence) was adapted to the Bollywood scene. However, Mohenjodaro is merely a very poorly conceptualized backdrop set to a very average love story (when, oh when, will we stop making love stories for the sake of love stories?). The central question in my mind is this: why Mohenjodaro? The story could have fruitfully been placed in any modern-day context to much better effect.