Movie Review & Reaction: Battle Royal of Bollywood 2016
It’s time for one of the biggest Bollywood clash of 2016: Hritik Roshan‘s ‘Mohenjo Daro‘ vs Akshay Kumar‘s ‘Rustom‘. With Independence Day coming up, we have a long weekend ahead in India, which means only one thing, yes, that’s right, we’re all going to watch either of those movies this weekend (Unless you’re filthy rich, of course, then you’ll shamelessly watch both of them).
And so we are here to help you make the most efficient decision based entirely on audience reviews & reactions, which are, by the way, not paid to review unlike y’know.. *coughs* critics *coughs*
At Stake: Hritik Roshan is making a come-back after after two years and his last movie Bang Bang was above-average on the box-office scale. He hasn’t been able to pull of a great movie since Krrish 3. (I still don’t understand why it’s 3, should be 2)
Storyline in a nutshell: Set in the time of Indus Valley Civilization. 2016 BC, to be precise. Story follows a farmer who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro and falls in love with a high-status women and somehow saves their civilization against all odds.
Reviews & Reaction
Based entirely on reaction of people on Twitter, given that people have tendency to jump on hate bandwagons, I’d say, it’s only a looooong & average movie with great visuals. If you have extra money in your pocket, go watch it in the theaters, or better, give me the money I’m broke pls
— भाईसाहब (@Bhai_saheb) August 12, 2016
Went to watch Mohenjo Daro last night.
Abhi interval hua just.
— Rameez (@Sychlops) August 13, 2016
Write cheques for your kids before going to watch #MohenjoDaro … They will need money to grow up while u watch the film.
— अंकित (@indiantweeter) August 12, 2016
I will give you ₹5000 if you will watch #MohenjoDaro without abusing director, actor n producers. It’s my challenge to each one of you.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 11, 2016
#MohenjoDaro is the worst film I have ever seen in my life so I give -5* to this crap. Director Ashutosh shud be hanged till death for joke.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 11, 2016
Mohenjodaro review: if they release poison gas in theatre after the show, it’d be of no use since the movie would’ve already killed everyone
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 13, 2016
Movie Review : #MohenjoDaro ??Its magnum opus by Ashutosh Govarikar. Beautiful Set, Cinematography, Fight Scene, Acting all are brilliant.
— Rajveer Shekhawat (@imrajveer19) August 11, 2016
Guys.Just watched #MohenJodaro . no words to describe awesomeness of this movie.will post tweets & a detailed spoiler free review in an hour
— Haseeb Ejaz (@iHaseebEjaz) August 11, 2016
Yo mama so fat when she passes by infront of the screen, Mohenjo-Daro ends.
— Gaurav Purohit (@nothot_purohit) August 13, 2016
Mohenjo Daro got released today because you need a long weekend to watch any Ashutosh Gowariker movie
— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) August 12, 2016
Length of Mohenjo Daro is 2 & half hrs but the next show starts only after 5 hours coz audiences take 2 hrs to wake up after the movie ends
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) August 13, 2016
At Stake: Akshay Kumar has been continuously delivering great movies, but has been criticized of making movies like Houseful 3 every once in a while. He needs to keep his great movie streak up, especially after his magic in Airlift.
Storyline in a nutshell: “Rustom is a naval officer who married Cynthia against his father’s wishes. When Rustom was away on a trip, Cynthia and Vikram come close and have an affair. Rustom returns and is furious to find out about the affair. He confronts Vikram, who is killed in an ensuing scuffle. Rustom is tried for murder in court, with defence and prosecution lawyers fighting it out.
Reviews & Reaction
Based entirely on reaction of the audience, it’s mostly liked by the audience because of the retro thrilling genre, but still facing criticism for being long. Though he hasn’t hit the Airlift mark, but it’s still a good watch.
#Rustom is real good. Awesome editing. 60s well recreated and tight script barring songs. Go watch.
— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) August 13, 2016
#Rustom takes the lead on day1, though it could have done even more better had it been a better film and released solo.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 13, 2016
Liked Rustom & the retro feel of it. Brilliant casting of characters. Bit lengthy but nice overall & It is Filmy. FU intellectual reviewers.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 13, 2016
— Ankita (@bubbly_ank) August 12, 2016
The story can be described in just 3 lines – AK finds out abt cheating wife, he kills the other man, rest is pure stupid court drama #Rustom
— . (@Nilzrav) August 12, 2016
Rustom review: 1st half you will feel bad that you choose Rustom,2nd half you feel bad for people who choose Mohenjo Daro over Rustom
— Akshay (@ComedyBanda) August 13, 2016
Colleague- Rustom is not worth watching
Me- aapne dekhi?
M- So it’s not good?
C- Dunno 2nd half me main so gayi thi
— Glenfiddich (@galat_fehmi) August 13, 2016
Rustom is certainly the best among all thrillers Akshay Kumar did this decade,
Not a single boring moment makes it his best film this decade
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@SRKswarrior1) August 13, 2016
Mohenjo Daro started off great with better collection but now Rustom is leading it because of better reaction & reviews by the twitter audience. So if you’re from a middle class family like me and can only watch one movie, if I were you, I’d go watch Rustom. Lesser the trolls, better the movie.
Hence, Rustom wins the movie review battle.
Rustom get 3/5 from TOI.
Mohenjo Daro gets 3.5/5.
You know a movie may be I trouble when you can’t even buy a 4/5 on TOI.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 12, 2016