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Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 1 April 2005 (USA)
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:
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Emperor Akbar (as Prithviraj)
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Prince Saleem
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Bahar
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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)
Jalal Agha ...
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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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love | emperor | prince | mughal | dancer | See All (44) »

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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

Before every shot, Prithviraj Kapoor (who played Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar) would look into a full-length mirror. When director K Asif asked the reason for the odd behaviour, Kapoor said he did it to 'get under the skin of the character'. See more »

Quotes

[Akbar has awarded Sangtaraash for his work - and has ordered him to marry Anarkali]
Sangtaraash: [laughing] There is a short distance between the oppression and justice of kings.
Bahar: You should be delighted that the king is honouring you with prizes and gifts.
Sangtaraash: Delighted? Only weak people show happiness. I was making a joke.
Bahar: So you are not agreed to his views.
Sangtaraash: [throwing away the king's award] No, I am not.
Bahar: Do you know the result?
[both of them look at the sculptor's unfinished piece of the death sentence]
Sangtaraash: Perhaps ...
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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 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ae Mohabbat Zindabad
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Written by Shakeel Badayuni
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Mughal-E-Azam
11 December 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A true masterpiece,featuring some of the greatest actors ever to grace the Indian screen.Prithviraj Kapoor,the doyen of Indian Cinema is Akbar himself and Dilip Kumar & Madhubala both put in sterling performances There is a question as to whether the storyline was actually true but the very nature of the story indicates the level of religious tolerance that existed at the time of Akbar.Akbar's wife Rani Jodhabhai was a hindu and that was the mughal method of building bridges with their hindu subjects.The role of Akbar would really serve as a model for religious amity today.The major issue Akbar had in consenting to the marriage of dancer Anarkali(represented by Madhubala) and Prince Salim(Dilip Kumar) was the class status.After all it was the 16th century All in all,a grand spectacle which showcases Indian culture at its very best and grandest and leaves one to wonder at the relative deterioration in subsequent centuries


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