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Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

 -  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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prince | love | mughal | empire | muslim | See more »

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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

Runtime:

(1960) | (2004 colorized)

Sound Mix:

(2004 re-release)|

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Trivia

The movie was originally shot three times, once each for lips moving for Hindi, Tamil and English dialogs. The Tamil version of the movie did very poorly, so the dream of having Shakespearean actors from Britain doing the dubbing in English was dropped. In 2004, it was announced that after extensive search, no copies of the English version are available. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Akbar: [seeing his son misbehaving] By God, I'll not see that day when our empire will become the toy of a rake prince! Mann Singh, remove the veil of his mother's love on his head and put an iron cover on his head. Take him, raise and teach him in the hot deserts of war. Today, I hand over to you the future of the Mughals.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Prem Jogan Ban Ke
Sung by Bare Gulam Ali Khan
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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