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Mughal-E-Azam (1957)

 |  Drama, Romance, War  |  1 April 2005 (USA)
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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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love | prince | mughal | empire | muslim | See All (22) »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

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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Technical Specs

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(1960) | (2004 colorized)

Sound Mix:

(2004 re-release)|

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Trivia

This was one of only two films K. Asif completed. When he died in 1971, he left behind two unfinished films, Sasta Khoon Mahenga Paani and Love and God, the latter released by K.C. Bokadia in 1986. See more »

Quotes

[Salim is stroking Anarkali's face with a feather - meanwhile, Bahar is watching them. She accidentally rustles some leaves, startling the couple]
Anarkali: Prince! Someone is watching us...
[she leaves, with a dismayed Salim watching her go]
Prince Saleem: Whoever disobedient person dares to come here must be present at the palace.
[he also leaves. Later, Bahar comes to him in the palace]
Bahar: Your slave is here.
[he grabs a dagger and hurls it at her, but just misses]
Bahar: [taking the dagger and handing it to him] The disobedience ...
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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

Featured in And the Show Goes on: Indian Chapter (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Prem Jogan Ban Ke
Sung by Bare Gulam Ali Khan
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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One of the BEST movies I have seen
2 February 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This film is by far one of the best, I have seen. One is sure to be mesmerized by the love affair, the Mughal Emperor and the India of that time. The film being in Urdu language also adds originality and aura. The dialogs and direction is superb. The voice of late Prithvi Raj Kapoor as Akbar is beyond compare. Salim, played by Dilip Kumar is one of his best known acting and film. Madhubala seems great, and I definitely feel, she rivals any modern day actress in her beauty, grace and boldness and courage. I watched the latest 2004 re-release of this film in a theater and the experience was superb. I had earlier watched the movie (earlier release) in television before, but the latest release in colour and Dolby digital sound adds to the experience. Talking about a Hindi film, one definitely has to applaud it's songs. Based on Classical music, the songs adds life to the film and are strongly linked with the story-line as well. The best part I felt as a modern gen. guy is the passion and the customs and respect towards his/her duties and elders and system. Akbar's court was also known his secular principles. He had cordial relations with Rajputs(Hindu) too with his wife Jodha Bai herself being from Rajput clan and Man Singh as the head of his infantry. The movie shows the love and emotions through powerful poetic words (dialoges). This is one of the best parts of this film. One can learn many things from this film and is sure to bring in oneself an increased understanding towards one's duties and sacrifice. A must watch for one and for all ... and do watch with keenness and each word spoken in the movie is worth it.


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