Music has always been a backbone of Indian cinema and if you have a music composer of the class of A R Rahman then virtually half the battle is won. It seems eminent filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who made critically acclaimed and successful movies with A R Rahman like LAGAAN, SWADES and JODHAA AKBAR has understood this hard realty after the failure of his last two movies WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE and KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SE that’s reason he has reverted back to the genius music composer for his most ambitious forthcoming movie MOHENJO-DARO.
Readers may be aware that after the outstanding success of LAGAAN, SWADES and JODHAA AKBAR, Ashutosh Gowariker got carried away in the flood of recognitions that came his way and like probably felt he is a star director and has the capabilities to produce hits with any music director. Hence he gave music director Sohail Sen a break in his movies WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE and KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SE but unfortunately both prove disastrous at the box office compelling Ashutosh Gowariker to rely back on the master composer A R Rahman.
Though a close source from Ashutosh Gowariker insists, “Ashutosh Gowariker has always regarded Rahman sahab as the ultimate composer but was forced to satisfy with new comer music director Sohail Sen after Rahman was busy with Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.” The source continued, “This time also Rahman sir is tied with many important movies both in Bollywood and in South Indian cinema yet he met Ashutosh Gowariker and has given his nod for his movie MOHENJO-DARO.”
After the debacle of his past two films Ashutosh Gowariker is leaving no stone unturned to make a marvel of a movie. Hence to make a comeback with a vengeance he has not only cajoled Rahman sir to compose the music but he has imported celebrated German cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub, who has to his credits Hollywood hits like INDEPENDENCE DAY, STARGATE, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, THE JACKAL AND THE HAUNTING etc.
Besides Ashutosh has also signed Hollywood stunt coordinator, Glenn Boswell, who has the reputation of giving Hollywood hits like TITANIC, THE MATRIX, GHOST RIDER etc.