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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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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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Trivia

For Hrithik and Aishwarya's sword fight scene, initially the sword was made of wood and fiber. But Hrithik and Aishwarya found it difficult to maneuver it, and so the swords were re-made light fiber. See more »

Goofs

No member of the Mughal royal family named Jodha Bai is mentioned in the official biographies of Akbar and his son Jehangir. Akbar's official biography, Akbarnama, does not mention that Akbar had any Hindu Rajput wife named 'Jodha Bai'. However, the biography of Akbar's son and future emperor, Jehangir, mentions that his mother was a Hindu Rajput princess who adopted the name 'Mariam Zamani' after marrying Akbar. 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

In the opening credits, "Jodha" is written in Hindi, while "Akbar" is written in Urdu language. See more »

Connections

Featured in 54th Filmfare Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Jashn-E-Bahaaraa - Instrumental
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of UTV Music
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Jodhaa Akbar is a well made love story and war based film
20 February 2008 | by pavanpraturySee all my reviews

Jodha-Akbar is a motley of exceptional love,Terrific Action,Soulful music and splendid cinematography.It is one of the most uncommon films and a must see one if you want to witness something special.The film got combative stunts and it has everything to please everyone.But on the other side,the film is slow and lengthy.The first half of the film lasts more than 2 hrs yet the twists and turns will glue the audience to the cinema.Hrithik was awesome as Akbar and Aishwarya was majestic as Jodha.Direction was at the best.Ashutosh proved yet another blockbuster which falls in the same line of Lagaan and Swades.May be he need to concentrate on the duration of the film by chopping off few scenes.Jodha Akbar is basically a love story instead of calling it as a War based film.The film lacks pace and slow narration of few scenes and the frequent usage of Urdu language made the audience ambiguous and also boring.But at the other end,even though the film lasts for more than 3.30 min,it is gripping enough and very much bearable.The Director need to edit the film and make it as a 3 hrs film so that the audience will like this film even more.The huge star-cast of Hrithik-Ash playing as Akbar and Jodha might have evoked a lot of curiosity among the audience before the release but i must admit the film almost lived up to the expectations.The love part was dealt exceptionally well and it is the forte for the film.The film depicted the Legacy of Akbar.The film also shown that Akbar did lot good for Hindus. I don't feel,the film will hurt any religion sentiments.The director did an excellent job in maintaining the balance.A R Rahman's background score was very good and music is freshy.And adding to that,the picturisation of the songs is spectacular.Especially Azeem-O-Shaanshahensha,it is definitely one of the best ever pictured songs in the history of Indian Cinema.Overall, a film worth watching.


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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:

INR400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,300,000, 17 February 2008

Gross USA:

$3,440,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,935,618
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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