Ashutosh Gowariker’s upcoming film MOHENJO DARO selected as the Closing Film at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival.
UTV and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions’ MOHENJO DARO selected as the Closing Film at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival
UTV and AGPPL’s much-awaited Mohenjo Daro is all set to impress audiences. This action-romance extravaganza, starring superstar Hrithik Roshan and the stunning debutant Pooja Hegde, has been selected as the Closing Film on 13th August 2016 at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival which is being held from August 3 to 13, 2016. Mohenjo Daro would be screened at the Piazza Grande, one of the finest open-air venues in the world. Directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, the film will release worldwide on August 12, 2016.
The Locarno Film Festival is one of Europe’s highly acclaimed and widely attended festivals. The annual fest aims to discover great films from around the world. “We are honored and humbled that Mohenjo Daro has been selected for screening at the Closing Night ceremony at Piazza Grande section of prestigious festival. We are extremely thrilled that the film will be showcased to the European audience as part of the Closing Day gala,” says Amrita Pandey, Vice President – Studios, Disney India.
Meanwhile, this is the second time Ashutosh Gowariker goes to the Locarno International Film Festival. “I am extremely happy to know that the Locarno Film Festival has selected Mohenjo Daro as their Closing Film at the Piazza Grande! When Lagaan was screened at the same Piazza, on a giant screen, one of the biggest in the world, it was an out-of-the-world experience to see an audience of 8000 plus of different nationalities, applaud the film. I am excitedly looking forward to Locarno this time with Mohenjo Daro,” says director Ashutosh Gowariker.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, writer-director of the Oscar-Nominated Lagaan, Mohenjo Daro stars Hrithik Roshan and introduces Pooja Hegde along with Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh. Presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, the film will release worldwide on 12th August, 2016.
Synopsis: During the prehistoric Indus Valley, in 2016 BC, the evil greed of a man is about to destroy one of the oldest cities in the world, Mohenjo Daro. And the eponymous film is about a young indigo farmer, Sarman, who enters this city and meets Chaani, the daughter of the priest, who predicted to be the Origin of a New Society. Sarman, in his attempt to win Chaani’s love, uncovers secrets nobody was ever supposed to know – about Chaani, about Mohenjo Daro and about his own past!
· Film: Mohenjo Daro
· Screen Format: Cinemascope Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
· Runtime: 155 minutes approx.
· Language: Hindi
· Subtitles: English
· Genre: Drama – Action
· Distributor: UTV Motion Pictures
· Producer: Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker
· Key Cast: Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde
· Directed by : Ashutosh Gowariker
· Cinematography: C.K.Muraleedharan
· Art Director : Sanjay Karole
· Story & Screenplay : Ashutosh Gowariker
· Editing: Sandeep Francis
· Music: A.R.Rahman