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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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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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(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

[Anarkali has been sent to prison]
Prince Saleem: Treat me as a father and not as a king and give me my Anarkali!
Emperor Akbar: Though I am a beloved father to a kind son, I can't ignore the duties of an emperor. I cannot change the destiny of India for my son's love.
Prince Saleem: Times change, emperors change, destinies change... but when love grips a person, that person does not change!
Emperor Akbar: Salim, you must change, you must!
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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 Kitne Door... Kitne Paas (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bekas Pe Karam Kijiye
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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A love epic on a grand scale...
3 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When one thinks of great movies they remember the classics such as gone with the wind, Ben hur etc... but let us not forget one of the greatest cinematic triumphs of Hindi Cinema Mughal-e-Azam a film set in the times of the great Moughul Empire. Having seen both the part B/W and Colour and the remastered full colour version I can truly say that the colourised version truly brings out the true glory of this amazing classic putting it in a league way beyond the Classics of today. The dialogue is simply superb and the acting truly amazing modern filmmakers could learn thing or two about acting. The cinematography is simply stunning for a movie of its time. the grandeur and opulence of the sets really comes out in full colour. The story though not very relevant for modern times shows the views and attitudes of India's past. a truly great film to watch...


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