Mohenjo Daro’s real unsung heros

Hrithik in a scene from Mohenjo Daro against the backdrop of warm colours.

Hrithik in a scene from Mohenjo Daro against the backdrop of warm colours.

The colourists who worked on period drama Mohenjo Daro have said their main challenge was to maintain a radiant skin tone for the lead characters while keeping the mood against  warm backdrops.

“The main challenge was to maintain a radiant skin tone for the lead characters, with bright sunshine and clear blue skies when the city itself had turned swampy and was engulfed in muddy water,” said a colourist with Prime Focus, .

After Jodhaa Akbar, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has gone even further back in history for Hrithik’s Mohenjo Daro

“We worked hard to create a balance between warm, desaturated surroundings and the sharp, bright atmosphere,” he added.

Director of photography C.K. Muraleedharan said he is pleased with the work done by the technicians working on the colours.

Muraleedharan worked on three different colour spectrums. Lush greens were used to enhance the beauty of the village from which Sarman (Hrithik’s character) sets out in search of Mohenjo Daro.  The city of Mohenjo Daro itself was treated with hues of indigo and brown to achieve a warm earthy tone, and a wet and muddy look was designed to enhance the flood sequence during the climax of the film.

The film written, produced and directed by Gowariker was released on Friday. – CINEWS

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