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A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

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Poonam Sinha ...
Mallika Hamida Banu (as Mrs. Punam S. Sinha)
Suhasini Mulay ...
Rani Padmavati
Ila Arun ...
Raza Murad ...
Shamsuddin Atka Khan
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Raja Veer Bharmal
Surendra Pal ...
Rana Uday Singh
Rajesh Vivek ...
Chughtai Khan
Pramod Moutho ...
Todar Mal (as Pramod Muthu)
Vishwa S. Badola ...
Saadir Adaasi (as Vishwa Badola)
Manava Naik ...
Neelakshi
Disha Vakani ...
Madhavi
Dilnaz Irani ...
Salima
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Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Politically, success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar, After having secured the Hindu Kush, he furthered his realm by conquest until his empire extended from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and from the Himalayas to the Godhavari River. Through a shrewd blend of tolerance, generosity and force, Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs, the most belligerent Hindus. But little did Akbar know that when he married Jodhaa, a fiery Rajput princess, in order to further strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey - the journey of true love. The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar's biggest challenge now did not merely lie in winning battles, but in winning the love of Jodhaa - a ... Written by hEmRaJ (gavin_coolhgr@hotmail.com)

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Budget:

INR 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£365,785 (UK) (15 February 2008)

Gross:

$3,440,718 (USA) (11 April 2008)
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The film was released in 115 theaters in the USA, making it the biggest American release ever for a Hindi film as of 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jalal goes to Amer for the first time to take back Jodha, one of the subordinates of Jodha named Madhavi, while watching him through window, comments that "Mujhe to ab bhi vishwas nahi ho raha", meaning "I still can't believe this". This is clearly being spoken in Gujrati accent. It seems unlikely that a small kingdom of Amer (In present day Rajasthan) would have hired domestic help from Gujarat. See more »

Quotes

Todar Mal: [DVD English subtitles by Nasreen Munni Kabir]
[Akbar and Jodhaa, in private argument]
Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar: I don't understand?
Jodhaa Bai: No, you don't! You know how to wage war and conquer. But do not know how to rule.
Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar: [confused] What did you say?
Jodhaa Bai: That you have only conquered me, but not won my heart yet... you should have at least tried to know what really happened. But the truth is that you are far removed from reality. You do not know how to win hearts. To do that, you need to look into their minds, discover their little ...
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Referenced in Jolly LLB (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Khwaja Mere Khwaja
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of UTV Music
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Historical blunder
1 March 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

In the movie Akbar is shown as a kind hearted fellow who refuses to kill the prisoners of the war. The same Akbar in around 1568 ordered the killing of around 40,000 innocent people of Chittor after the victory. This was recorded even by his courtier and one of the 'navratnas' Abul Fazal. If Ashutosh really wanted to show the character of Akbar then he should have done justice to the history.

The major goof ups is the narration telling that Mughal arrived in India about 1470's. This is grossly false as Akbar was the first Mughal to enter India and he did it in 1526 AD when he defeated the Lodhis in First Battle of Panipat. Another goof up is related to the fighting between Akbar and Rajputs. That time Rajputs were not aware of the canon and Man Singh was the first Rajput to bring Canon from Afghanistan to India in early 17th century.


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