Mohenjo Daro - Bollywood brings ancient civilisation to life!
12 August 2016-Friday
From the director Ashutosh Gowariker who made films like Lagaan, Jodha Akbar and Swades, comes movie "Mohenjo Daro", which is expected to be one of the biggest movies out of Bollywood this year. The movie starring Hrithik Roshan is in theatres from today.
One of the world's earliest cities has been brought back to life in"Mohenjo Daro", which re-imagines life in 2016 B.C. in an Indus Valley civilisation whose walls, streets and citadel can still be seen today. DirectorAshutoshGowariker recreated the city to stage an epic romance that is also a tale of the fight between good and evil, in the grand Bollywood tradition.
The discovery of Mohenjo Daro
Located in the Sindh province in modern day Pakistan, Mohenjo Daro is one of the two major sites of the Indus Valley civilisation, the other being Harappa in Punjab. It was only in 1921 when R D Banerji started excavating Mohenjo Daro that more light was thrown on the importance of this site.
The importance of the discovery was that it could push back the urban history of India 2500 years, bringing it in sync with Mesopotamia and Egypt. It was also the first time a city is known to have been established in the Indian subcontinent.