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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 15 February 2008 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Ashutosh Gowariker

Writers:

Haidar Ali (story), Haidar Ali (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hrithik Roshan ... Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Jodhaa Bai
Sonu Sood ... Sujamal
Poonam Sinha 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 Mohan Badola Vishwa Mohan Badola ... Saadir Adaasi (as Vishwa Badola)
Manava Naik ... Neelakshi
Disha Vakani ... Madhavi
Dilnaz Irani ... Salima
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iubirea printesei Jodhaa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,602,356, 17 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,440,718, 13 April 2008
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Akbar's mother Hamida Banu Begum, was first offered to Saira Banu, who declined citing family commitments as her reason. See more »

Goofs

When Jodha comes to Agra for the first time after her marriage, a Rajput maid carries the pot of rice that is toppled by Jodha, a common custom. A closer look when the maid carries it reveals that there is a stainless steel bottom for the pot. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Jashn-E-Bahaaraa - Instrumental
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of UTV Music
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Hrithik & his chemistry wish Ash are amazing, but story drags!
18 February 2008 | by ssvikasSee all my reviews

Period films, when well made are a visual treat. Right from the likes of Mughal-E-Azam till the recent Jodhaa Akbar, these flicks have the power to transport one back in time to relive those ages. What might disconcert many viewers of this genre is the excessive directorial license used by some movie makers to blur lines between fact and fiction. Nevertheless, I would still say that Jodha Akbar is a great effort and a well made film!

Based on the popular folklore, the story is about young Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammed (Hrithik) getting wedded to the princess of Amer Jodha (Aishwarya), a match arranged for political gain. But, little do both know that this marriage would spark off a fiery romance in the backdrop of young Jalal metamorphosing into an all powerful Emperor Akbar thwarting pressures from family,religious heads & administrative issues.

As such, the story neither has a beginning nor an end that any average moviegoer would look for. In fact, there is a little bit of everything. You can find romance, action including both human and animal duels, large scale wars, songs, great looking lead pair, and most importantly, the opulence and glorification of Akbar’s reign. But, it wouldn’t qualify as a documentary either, since the concept of Jodha in Akbar’s life is in itself fictitious.

The highlight however, is one man who stands out the most in the movie, Hrithik Roshan who has once again proved his star prowess. His talent and hard work is visible in every frame that he is in, be it romancing Jodha or on the battlefield. You would really believe him to be Shahenshah-E-Hindustan (Emperor of India). His shirtless scene with the sword and the sparring contest between the lead pair are extremely praiseworthy.

The Hrithik-Ash chemistry seen in Dhoom 2 has not just been continued here but has taken to a different level altogether. Aishwarya made a great choice to play a proud and defiant princess. The chemistry and the directorial genius can be seen in scenes where Akbar acknowledges his ignorance to read and write, his confusion when offered arati, the sparring and scenes when the couple have their private moments.

With a three and a half hour runtime and lots of sub-plots, Jodha Akbar at times, seems dragged. A tighter script chopping off at least half hour from the film could have helped. The songs, Jashn-E-Bahaara, Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah and the sufi Khwaja mere Khwaja stand out. If not a blockbuster, the movie will definitely go down in history as a well made movie. Recommended for a very patient audience only!


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