After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Shah Rukh Khan,
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »
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
Director Ashutosh Gowariker on casting his 2 title characters: "When I heard the story the first time straightaway the two names, the two faces, that came to my mind were Hrithik and Aishwarya. I've been an admirer of their work right from their very first films, be it Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) or ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997). I have been fascinated by the way they have actually sculpted their graphs -- especially with a character like Rohit, which he did in Koi... Mil Gaya (2003). I thought that he is experimenting a lot, while staying within mainstream, with the type of characters he wants to portray. And for Aishwarya it was a Choker Bali: A Passion Play (2003) or a Raincoat (2004). I could see that even she was attempting to take up different kind of stuff." See more »
In the war scenes, when the cannons fire, they have absolutely no recoil. See more »
[DVD English subtitles by Nasreen Munni Kabir]
[Akbar and Jodhaa, in private argument]
Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar:
I don't understand?
No, you don't! You know how to wage war and conquer. But do not know how to rule.
Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar:
What did you say?
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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A True Love Story...........Fabulous performances !!!!!!
I must say this is one of the best movies to have come out in 2008. I wouldn't want to compare it with Tare Zameen Par because it deserves to be a unique film in its own aspect."Jodhaa Akbar" was truly beyond my expectations !!!!. I saw the 3hrs 40mins film on Saturday but still its lovely characters and the setting has left me amazed !!!!.
The film began on a very slow and rather boring note though Amitabh Bachchan's powerful role as the narrator was worth appreciating. The first half-an-hour had some war sequences which were shot wonderfully but got kind of stretching-too-long after a while. After the entry of Hrithik as Emperor Akbar, the true story was beginning to form. With his muscled look and the mustache, Hrithik looked every bit like a true hero. I was completely awestruck by his power-packed performance as the stern yet kind-hearted Akbar. An alliance between the Rajput King and Akbar took place, which said that Akbar would protect the Rajput kingdom and the King in return would give his daughter Jodhaa's hand in marriage to Akbar.
This was the turning point in the film, after which it took off beautifully. Aishwarya was the best choice for the film and no one could have done as much justice to the role as much as her. She looked amazing and I was completely mesmerized by her beauty. She looked like a true defiant Rajput princess with the heavy jewellery laden look complete with long hair and lovely dialogues.
The setting of the film was something-to-watch out for. The Agra Palace and the setting for the war sequences were shot at the Nitin Desay Studios At Karjat apart from some other fabulous locations. The setting is something that one HAS to go to a cinema hall and watch.....it is something you just can't capture or experience on your normal TV at home.
Apart from the lead actors, Punam Sinha , Sonu Sood , Ila Arun and the child actor (Parth Dave) have delivered superb performances.
I don't want to spoil your mood by telling you the whole story but I must say this movie deserves to be seen and appreciated. I don't know whether the movie might be a hit or a flop but one thing's for sure.....it will definitely be remembered as one of the finest films ever made in Bollywood.
Like "Mumbai Mirror" (a newspaper) said...."this film is worth every rupee of your multiplex ticket".....LOVELY !!!!!! :) :) 3 cheers for the cast and crew of the film !!!!!!!!!
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