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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Cast

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Poonam Sinha ...
Mallika Hamida Banu (as Mrs. Punam S. Sinha)
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Rani Padmavati
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Shamsuddin Atka Khan
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Raja Veer Bharmal
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Rana Uday Singh
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Chughtai Khan
Pramod Moutho ...
Todar Mal (as Pramod Muthu)
Vishwa S. Badola ...
Saadir Adaasi (as Vishwa Badola)
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Neelakshi
Disha Vakani ...
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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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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Trivia

Ashutosh Gowariker hired a research team of historians and scholars from Delhi, Lucknow, Agra and Jaipur to guide him on the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Maham Anga raises the issue of food-testing by the chef, she says to Akbar and the royal courts men... "Khud Jahaanpanah is baat par inkaar-e-harf nahin utha sakte," meaning "The emperor himself doesn't have the privilege/authority to raise objections on this issue." The actual phrase is "Harf-e-Inkaar." Harf meaning letter/word/point and Inkaar meaning "denial/objection." The "E" in such phrases is the Persian/Urdu style of addressing possessive forms of words. The order of the words was erroneously reversed, which changed the meaning of the sentence! Harf-e-Inkaar = Word of objection, Inkaar-e-Harf (wrong!) = Objection of word... (doesn't exist). 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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Some titles in the end credits have images from the movie which represent the certain department:

1)For choreography a screenshot from the song "Azeem-o-shan Shehensha", which shows the dancers.

2)For dialogues, screenshot of Jodhaa's letter to Sujamal.

3)For music, screenshot from the song "Azeem-o-shan Shehensha", which shows the drummers.

4)For production design, the fortress.

5)For costumes, screenshot from the song "Azeem-o-shan Shehensha", which shows Jodha and Akbar standing together.

6)For stunts, a battle screenshot.

7)For editing, screenshot of Jodha and Akbar's swordfight, with theirs swords overlapping and forming a scissor shape.

8)For religious consultants, screenshot of Akbar's meeting with the scholars.

9)For jewelry, screenshot of Jodha with Nelakshi in the back, right after the wedding night. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gang of Ghosts (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Madhushree
Courtesy of UTV Music
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Tremendous movie. A visual treat.
15 February 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

There are good movies. And then there are great movies.But very few are truly epics. I can very confidently say that Jodhaa Akbar is going to be an epic.

Do not be daunted by the 195 minutes runtime of the movie. At no point in the movie will you be aware of the time. The performances put in by Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai,along with the ethereal music provided by A.R.Rahman and the stunning costumes by Neeta Lulla are going to blow your breath away.

No Indian cinema has ever evoked such a strong mixture of emotions in the audience as this one. Each and every frame of the movie is a treat to the eyes. There is richness and grandeur in every aspect of the film.

'Jashn-e-bahara' and 'Khwaja mere Khwaja' are superbly shot and executed songs. And then 'Azeem oh Shan Shahenshah' is one song that will remain etched in your memory long after you leave the theater.

The scenes where the Emperor Akbar tames the wild elephant and the sword fight between the royal couple are truly memorable. The battle sequences are captured very well.

The initial mistrust between Akbar and Jodha bai and the subsequent budding romance are handled brilliantly.

Hrithik is superb as the Emperor Akbar and I doubt if any actor of his generation could have handled this role as well. And Aishwarya Rai as usual looks stunningly beautiful.

All in all, a tremendous movie and I am going to strongly recommend this to all my friends.

Thank you Ashutosh for Jodhaa Akbar.


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