Opening August 12: Mohenjo Daro and Rustom

One of the biggest box office showdowns of the year happens on August 12, 2016, with the release of two very different period films. The Indus Valley-set Mohenjo Daro stars Hrithik Roshan and is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It’s their first reunion since Jodhaa Akbar.

Mohenjo Daro opens in nine Chicago area theaters on Friday: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Century 12 Evanston/Cinearts 6 in Evanston, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 35 min.

The weekend’s other new release is Rustom, set in Bombay in 1959 and based on a true crime story. It stars Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz, and Esha Gupta.

Rustom opens on Friday in six Chicago area theaters: River East 21, MovieMax, South Barrington 30, Cantera 17, Woodridge 18, and Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 28 min.

Dishoom gets a third week at the Cantera 17.

Other Indian films showing in the Chicago area this weekend:

6 thoughts on “Opening August 12: Mohenjo Daro and Rustom

  1. Paul Smithson

    Mohenjo Daro has got some stinker reviews on IMDB so far so I figured I’d leave it until you get your review up Kathy and then maybe go. So, tonight it will probably be Rustom for me. I like movies based on true stories and I usually enjoy Akshay Kumar’s movies, so hopefully this one should be worth watching. If I get the chance I’ll post my comments up once you’ve got your review up.

    1. Kathy

      I hope you enjoyed Rustom, Paul! It was my birthday on Friday, and festivities have extended into the weekend, so my reviews will probably be up Monday or Tuesday.

  2. Paul Smithson

    Happy birthday Kathy. I really enjoyed Rustom, but there’s one bit where you VERY clearly see Esha Gupta’s big star tattoo on her wrist. This seemed very silly considering it was supposed to be 1959 and in 1959 women didn’t have huge star tattoos on their wrist (or anywhere else come to that). For me that one moment totally shattered the realism of the movie and was completely unnecessary. I then spent the rest of the movie watching out for other bloopers. On the plus side I thought Akshay Kumar was superb throughout. A stunning performance.

    1. Kathy

      That tattoo, Paul! Sometimes it looked like her wrist was deliberately obscured to hide the tattoo, but then it was totally visible during the party scene and one other scene. I’m not sure if they were really serious about hiding it or not.

      My only defense of it is, considering how rich and powerful her character is, who’d be brave enough to tell her that ladies don’t have tattoos? 😉

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