Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Kapoor ...
Emperor Akbar (as Prithviraj)
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Durga Khote ...
Nigar Sultana ...
Bahar
Ajit ...
Durjan Singh
M. Kumar ...
Sculptor (as Kumar)
Murad ...
Raja Mann Singh
Jilloo Maa ...
Anarkali's Mother (as Jillo Bai)
Vijayalaxmi
S. Nazir
Sheela Delaya ...
Suraiya, Anarkali's Sister
Surendra ...
(as Surinder)
Johnny Walker
Jalal Agha ...
Tabassum ...
(as Baby Tabassum)
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Storyline

Set in the 16th century AD, the movie brings to life the tale of the doomed love affair between the Mughal Crown Prince Saleem and the beautiful, ill-fated court dancer, whose fervor and intensity perpetrates a war between the prince and his father the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, and threatens to bring an empire to its knees. Written by Hrishi Dixit <hrishi@slb.com>

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Drama | Romance | War

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1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Emperor of the Mughals  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,258 (USA) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

$161,434 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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(1960) | (2004 colorized)

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Trivia

Mughal-e-Azam's original cast featured Sapru, Chandramohan and Nargis. The film was shelved for five years when Chandramohan died, halfway through shooting, and then recast with Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala. Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain was considered for the role of the young Prince Salim. The role eventually went to Jalal Agha. Decades later, Zakir Hussain made his acting debut in 1983's Heat And Dust and followed it up with an appearance in 1998's Saaz. See more »

Quotes

Raja Maansingh: the surgeon is waiting for permission - Prince! Won't your wounds be washed?
Prince Saleem: [flourishing his sword] They are not wounds, they are flowers, and the withering of flowers is shameful for spring. Look at my sword - it's not only a killer, it is a sweetheart; as well as a sword it is the branch of a flower.
Raja Maansingh: The humour that has bathed in blood for 14 years is filled with poetry - how strange!
Prince Saleem: Nothing strange about it - if the poetry of Khayyam is written on stone, will it change its meaning?
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Crazy Credits

2004: The End Credits play the song 'Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya' and its 1960 end credits are adjacent to the 2004 (Technicians) credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Khuda Nigehban Ho
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Gr8 plot,keeps the watcher on toes, gr8 characterization, excellent music, lyrics, and awesome color schemes. Worth watching N-times
12 December 2004 | by (Hyderabad, India) – See all my reviews

Dear Reader,

Its one of the best made movies ever, Excellent characterization starting from Anarkali (Madhubala, the best actress India has ever produced.), to Akbar, to Salim, even supporting actors characters are too good like Durjan singh, and Manaraja Mansingh. The twists and turns of the movie keeps you guessing and always on your toes. Its one of the best and most celebrated movie of India cinema. The music and lyrics you will keep rhyming for days after watching the movie. The new color version of the old classic has given viewers one more chance to view the hugely celebrated movie.

Given a choice its worth seeing it N-times.

Simply Excellent!!!

TC, prakash


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