This weekend we have Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar diving together for the Box Office with ‘Mohenjo Daro’ and ‘Rustom’.
Ashutosh Gowarikar’s latest historical venture is set to take us to the Indus Valley Civilization of Mohenjo Daro wherein we see the love story of Chaani and Sarman.
Towing his favourite line of period films, the director has once again come up with a larger than life film as he has done in the past with ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Jodha Akbar’. During the shooting of Lagaan, he had crossed the ruins of Dholavira in Gujarat which is one of the Harrapan cities from the Indus Valley Civilization.
It got him thinking – Who were the people living here? What were the rules and regulations? What stories they had buried deep inside? And it is then he took the plunge.
To make the film credible the filmmakers are reported to have consulted historians, archaeologists and some historiographers. The film set was also built close to the ruins of Dholavira.
Mohenjo Daro is the love story of Sarman, a simple Indigo farmer and Chaani who is the chosen one to serve the Sindhu Maa, Goddess of Sindhu river. He saves her life and in the process falls in love with her beauty and charm.
Set in 2016 BC, it features Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Suhasini Mulay, Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh.
Akshay is back again with action, in uniform. We saw him recently in ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’ where he plays an agent and an undercover officer. This time it is a real life story adaptation of naval officer K M Nanavati, who was charged with the murder of one Prem Ahuja, in 1959.
Tragedy falls on Rustom (Akshay Kumar in the role of Nanavati) when he sees wife with another man in compromising position. The film traces the sequence of events that follows the subsequent shooting and the trial thereafter.