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Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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22 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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What Can Be Said? Except Excellent See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hrithik Roshan ... Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Jodhaa Bai

Sonu Sood ... Sujamal
Poonam Sinha ... Mallika Hamida Banu (as Mrs. Punam S. Sinha)

Suhasini Mulay ... Rani Padmavati

Ila Arun ... Maham Anga

Raza Murad ... Shamsuddin Atka Khan

Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... 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

Yuri Suri ... Bairam Khan (as Yuri)
Shaji Chaudhary ... Adham Khan
Sayed Badrul Hasan ... Mullah Do Pyaaza
Pramatesh Mehta ... Chandrabhan Singh
Pradeep Sharma ... Sheikh Mubarak
Digvijay Purohit ... Rajkumar Bhagwan Das
Amin Hajee ... Singer

Nikitin Dheer ... Sharifuddin Hussain
Aman Dhaliwal ... Rajkumar Rattan Singh

Indrajit Sarkar ... Birbal
Tejpal Singh Rawat ... Ni'mat
Abeer Abrar ... Bakshi Banu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shehzor Ali ... Raja Hemu

Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator (voice)
Balraj ... Raja Balraj Singh
Ulhas Barve ... Raja Mankeshwar
Chan ... Assasin
Prayas Choudhary ... Singer in khwaja song

Chetana Das (as Chetana)
Parth Dave ... Young Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar
Farida ... Poison Maid
Karim Hajee ... Singer
Sudhanshu Hakku ... Raja Shimalgarh
Azad Kavi ... Shopkeeper
Bharat Kumar ... Raja Chauhan
Raju Pandit ... Raja Bhaati
Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri ... Qazi
Rajiv Sehgal ... Raja Viraat
Gurmeet Singh ... Raja Shundi
Gurmmeet Singh ... Raja Shundi
Jassi Singh ... Raja Bhadra
Ranbir Singh ... Court Announcer
Rucha Vaidya ... Young Jodhaa
Bheem Vakani ... Mir Bakawal

Directed by
Ashutosh Gowariker 
 
Writing credits
Haidar Ali (story)

Haidar Ali (screenplay) and
Ashutosh Gowariker (screenplay)

K.P. Saxena (dialogue)

Produced by
Lawrence D'Souza .... line producer
Ashutosh Gowariker .... producer
Sunita Gowariker .... executive producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... co-producer
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Kiran Deohans (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ballu Saluja 
 
Production Design by
Nitin Chandrakant Desai 
 
Art Direction by
Prashant Vichare 
 
Costume Design by
Neeta Lulla 
 
Production Management
Inder Singh Bariya .... production manager
Abul Syed 'Hassan' Ehsan .... production manager
S.A. Ehsan .... production manager
Ranjit Indori .... production manager
Datta Jamkhande .... unit production manager
Sudesh Nanu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rajkumar Bhagavant .... assistant director (as Raj K.)
Puneet Khanna .... third assistant director
Karan Malhotra .... chief assistant director
Ekta Pathak Malhotra .... second second assistant director (as Ekta Pathak)
Prateek Sapra .... second assistant director
Gurmeet Singh .... first assistant director
Gurmmeet Singh .... first assistant director
Abhishek Varman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kanchan Bandawane .... assistant art director
Hemant Bhatkar .... assistant art director
Sunil Gujar .... graphic designer
Ramakant Kanojia .... graphic designer
Sanjay Karole .... assistant art director
Mitali Mahajan .... assistant art director (as Mithali Mahajan)
Dhananjay Thorat .... graphic designer
Prashant Vichare .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Sayed Aslam .... foley artist
Tarun Bhandari .... sound editor
Vipin Bhati .... production sound mixer
Ramesh Birajdar .... sound mixer
Debajit Changmai .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Royston D'Lima .... re-recording mixer
Abhijit Deo .... live foley mixer
Hitendra Ghosh .... re-recording mixer
Stephen Gomes .... sound designer
Stephen Gomes .... supervising sound editor
Yogesh Gurav .... boom operator
Lochan Kanvinde .... dialogue editor
Irfan Mohammad Khan .... boom operator
Yadav Manoj .... foley artist
Krishnanunni N.R. .... adr mixer
Sreejesh .... re-recording mixer
Sreejesh .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Pankaj Khandpur .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jodhaa Akbar .... visual effects artist
Vishal Anand .... visual effects supervisor
Abhilash Baby .... visual effects artist
Vijay Bharadwaj .... senior fx artist
Sameer Bhoyar .... digital compositor
Beneesh Bose .... modeling
Balasaheb Bothe .... digital compositor
Prince Chaurasia .... visual effects coordinator
Das Chinmay .... senior compositor
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... flame artist
Soumen Das .... digital compositor
Shaiju Ep .... digital compositor
Rahul Galwankar .... senior rotoscope artist
Bhaskar Joyoti Goswami .... digital compositor
Kaushik Goswami .... lighting td
Samapika Karmakar .... digital compositor
Suhel Khan .... digital compositor
Swapnil Khandagle .... senior texture artist (as Swapnil Khandagale)
Zarvan Kotwal .... visual effects artist
N. Balamurali Krishna .... visual effects
Somasundaram Lakshmanan .... compositor (as Somasundram L.)
Ketan V. Mehta .... texture artist
Payankulath Nandakumar .... senior compositor
Parag Patel .... visual effects artist
Paresh Patil .... digital matte painter
Murali Ramachari .... visual effects artist
Kunal Rasal .... visual effects producer
Shaikh Rizwan .... digital compositor
Shreedhar Sammohinivis .... digital compositor
Rohit Sardesai .... visual effects artist
Vishwas Savanur .... 2d supervisor: Tata Elxsi
Ravi Shekhar .... digital compositor
Sampat Shetty .... digital compositor
Bhanu Partap Singh .... digital compositor
Yatin Tamhane .... Senior Digital Compositor (visual effects)
Abu Thahir .... digital compositor
Prashant Thakur .... digital compositor
Merchant Zahid .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Ravi Dewan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Navin Gadkari .... jimmy jib operator
Mukund Gupta .... grip
Titu Kumar Jena .... assistant camera
Aditya Kelgaonkar .... third assistant camera
Fazal Khan .... key grip
Amiya Mahapatra .... jib operator
Biswa Prakash Mishra .... assistant camera
Lalit Sahoo .... First Assistant Camera: Second unit
Arvind Singh .... second unit cinematographer
 
Animation Department
Prashant Pawar .... character texture artist
Ajay Prakash .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Prachi Sawant .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Dilip Deo .... chief assistant editor
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ballu Saluja .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak .... engineer: songs (as Deepak P.A.)
Javed Akhtar .... lyricist
Javed Ali .... playback singer
Mohammad Aslam .... playback singer
Kazimir Boyle .... composer: additional themes and music (as Kaz Boyle)
Bonnie Chakraborty .... playback singer
Kashif .... lyricist for song "Khwaja Mere Khwaja"
Madhushree .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
A.R. Rahman .... playback singer
Shadab Rayeen .... music premix
Bela Shende .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Nabeel Abbas .... publicity designer
Vishal Bajaj .... set production assistant
Sanjeev Bansal .... vice president: business & legal
Nusrat Jafri .... behind the scenes
Raju Khan .... choreographer
Alnoor Merchant .... website design
Jay Oza .... set production assistant
Pranati Oza .... production coordinator
Chinni Prakash .... choreographer
Rekha Prakash .... choreographer
Archana Sadanand .... public relations
Mihir Shah .... design visualizer
Srikanth .... set production assistant
Vishal Tyagi .... armorer
 
Thanks
Amitabh Bachchan .... special thanks (as Shri. Amitabh Bachchan)
Shatrughan Sinha .... thanks
 

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213 min
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Trivia:
Hrithik Roshan had a very "filmy" horse. The horse used to know what words like action meant and so when she heard action, she would take off, even if the scene required her to be stationary. Hence the crew would use other words instead of action to avoid the horse taking off. The names of his horses were Chandni and Superman.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 pleasures and sorrows. And win their trust. Be one with their heartbeat! And the day you will succeed in doing that, you will rule my heart.
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55 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
What Can Be Said? Except Excellent, 19 February 2008
Author: Pratik Jasani from United Kingdom

Swades was released in December 2004 and since then, this project was said to be considered by the director, Ashutosh Gowariker. The director of movies such as "Laagan" and "Swades," has once again left no stones unturned and proved that he is also capable of directing a movie related the colossal personality - Akbar the Great, also known as "Jalaludin Mohammed Akbar." A young Akbar, sets out to conquer Kingdoms and those who don't join him, are brutally executed but after a while he begins to pardon them and that's when many of his opponents begin to realise that they had and have, misunderstood him. One particular Rajput Raja Bharmal, instead of facing the Moghul's mighty army, decides that it would be better that his daughter, Raj Kumari Jodhaa Bai, who is be throned to another Rajput Prince, marries Akbar. The couple do unite in marriage but only after Akbar agrees to the two conditions which the Rajput Princess has put forward. At the same time, he has to win her heart as well as to look after the interest of his public.

Jodhaa Akbar, which stars Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Khulbhushan Kharbanda, Suhasini Mulay, Digvijay Purchit and Punam S. Sinha, is a romantic, biographical and historical movie, which is set in a era of revolt, conspiracies and war. It also deals with intercaste marriage, which at the time was not heard off due to the fact that when the Mughals invaded India, the Rajput Princesses and Queens became Sati when their husbands, the Kings were killed in battle so as not to be captured and, or, forced to live with the Invaders.

Hrithik Roshan, son of the director and producer, Rakesh Roshan and nephew of the music director Rajesh Roshan, was offered this role as the director, Ashutosh Gowariker, who had seen him in "Koi Mil Gaya." believed that he was capable of doing justice to this part and also because of his physique. His natural choice for the lead of "Jodhaa Bai" was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, not only just because of her beauty but talent as well. He has proved to be correct with the cast - brilliant as they have done justice to their respective parts.

This is a well written story by Haider Ali, and co written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, which has gone into great details with research and choosing sites for filming. The cinematography, by Kiran Deohams, is excellent and some cases breath taking. The music, by A.R. Rehman, is pleasant and suits the genre movie and the songs, though a few, are good as well and especially the wedding night song. The costumes and jewellery, which I am sure that a lot of the members of the audience, will be looking out for, designed by the famous Neeta Lulla, is elegant. The stunts and the fight sequences, which are well timed, and though they look dangerous at times, are worthwhile watching. In one scene, where Akbar is seen fighting an elephant, actor Hrithik Roshan did get injured but continued with the filming. His injuries were related to those of when he was filming for "Krissh." But really pushes the fight and stunt sequences, is the special effects by Pankaj Khandpur, which are worth to watch.

Conclusion: This movie has all the ingredients to become a classic, epic movie in the future, even though it is three and a half hours in duration. It is worth it.

For those interested in a bit of gossip. Hrithik Roshan, who has been offered to work in some Hollywood movies, may not have to go over to in at least one of them. The reason being is that actress Penelope Cruz, may be working with him in a yet untitled Bollywood movie, which is said to be directed by his father, Rakesh Roshan. Could it be that this is just the beginning of a merger between Hollywood and Bollywood? I wonder! Elsewhere, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is soon to be working in a movie with the "Mahatama," Ben Kingsley, with whom she has worked with before, in an English version of "Taj Mahal." It seems like that she can't keep away from the family.

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