MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,540 this week

Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  1 April 2005 (USA)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 3,126 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 11 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mughal-E-Azam" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Mughal-E-Azam (1960) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mughal-E-Azam.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pyaasa (1957)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt
Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Padosan (1968)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Achala Sachdev
Deewaar (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

As a youth, Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. But in the end, it all comes down to, who does mother love more?

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh
Sholay (1975)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him.

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills over to the already strained relationship between the Director and his in-law leading to ... See full summary »

Director: Guru Dutt
Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz
Zanjeer (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy
Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar
Guide (1965)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A Guide falls in love with a married woman, then is jailed for forgery and stealing money from her.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis
Devdas (1955)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal
Pakeezah (1972)
Musical | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams...

Director: Kamal Amrohi
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar
Chupke Chupke (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Kapoor ...
Emperor Akbar (as Prithviraj)
...
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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prince | love | mughal | empire | muslim | See All (22) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1960) | (2004 colorized)

Sound Mix:

(2004 re-release)|

Color:

| (Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song "Ae Mohabbat Zindabad" had Mohammad Rafi sing with a backup chorus of 100 singers. See more »

Quotes

Prince Saleem: Are you here to forgive a traitor's fault?
Emperor Akbar: No, I am here as an unfortunate father, whom people called king, comes to see a displeased son and seek his love.
Prince Saleem: Your love woke up after ruining your son's love?
Emperor Akbar: [pleading with his son] I swear by God, I am not an enemy of love but a slave of my own principles!
Prince Saleem: And so Salim himself is a slave of his love!
See more »

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 Mr. Nobody (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ae Mohabbat Zindabad
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Written by Shakeel Badayuni
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Should the new .. gkskrishn
narration amrita06
true story? isleepnekkid85
Dilip kumar is missing in Cast unicomp_india
quote please! chocolatecrazy
johnny walker iamsuri
Discuss Mughal-E-Azam (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?