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Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 August 1960 (India)
A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director:

K. Asif

Writers:

K. Asif (screenplay), Aman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Kapoor ... Emperor Akbar (as Prithviraj)
Madhubala ... Anarkali
Dilip Kumar ... Prince Saleem
Durga Khote ... Maharani Jodha Bai
Nigar Sultana ... Bahar
Ajit ... Durjan Singh
M. Kumar M. Kumar ... Sculptor (as Kumar)
Murad ... Raja Mann Singh
Jilloo Maa Jilloo Maa ... Anarkali's Mother (as Jillo Bai)
Vijayalaxmi Vijayalaxmi
S. Nazir S. Nazir
Sheela Delaya Sheela Delaya ... Suraiya, Anarkali's Sister
Surendra Surendra ... (as Surinder)
Johnny Walker
Jalal Agha Jalal Agha ... Young Prince Saleem
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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>

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Plot Keywords:

love | emperor | prince | mughal | dancer | See All (44) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Urdu

Release Date:

5 August 1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Emperor of the Mughals See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,258, 3 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,434, 8 May 2005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1960) | (2004 colorized)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2004 re-release)| Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

During Making Of the Film K.Asif was in huge debt so he even bought paan and cigarettes on credit. See more »

Quotes

[Akbar has awarded Sangtaraash for his work - and has ordered him to marry Anarkali]
Sangtaraash: [laughing] There is a short distance between the oppression and justice of kings.
Bahar: You should be delighted that the king is honouring you with prizes and gifts.
Sangtaraash: Delighted? Only weak people show happiness. I was making a joke.
Bahar: So you are not agreed to his views.
Sangtaraash: [throwing away the king's award] No, I am not.
Bahar: Do you know the result?
[both of them look at the sculptor's unfinished piece of the death sentence]
Sangtaraash: Perhaps ...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The original version is in B/W and only one song 'Pyar kiya to darna kya...' was shot in color as most of the film (by the time color technology was available) was complete. This was at the end of almost 10 years that the film was being completed. However, the year 2004 re-release is re-mastered from the original B/W version to Color with Dolby Digital sound and some visual enhancements. See more »


Soundtracks

Teri Mehfil Mein Qismat Aazmakar
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Relive the Mughal Era
21 November 2005 | by singh-amritSee all my reviews

Now that's what we call a timeless classic. Mughal-e-Azam is arguably the BIGGEST production in Indian cinema ever. According to estimates, if the movie was made in present day with same magnitude, it would have cost around 3 times the costliest Hindi movie made. But big budget is not the only thing big about the movie, its just one of them. This masterpiece directed by K.Asif unleashes the Mughal era on the big screen in a simply magnificent manner. The sheer magic of cinema grips you all through, and though the movie runs for longer time than an average Hindi movie, you really don't ever feel dragged. The dialog in pure Urdu, the magical music, amazing dance sequences, unforgettable songs, and amazing performances by the entire cast and the scale and magnitude of the film...you actually start living in the Mughal era. Prithviraj Kapoor portrays emperor Akbar with élan, Dilip Kumar as Salim lend realism to the character and stunning Madhubala pulls of the Anarkali role with effortless ease. The film was re released in color and Dolby sound version, which again created history at the box office, confirming that pure magic never dies down. If you are planning to watch a great Hindi film, its a sin to skip this one. Simply FANTASTIC !


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