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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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Details

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

Runtime:

| (Version on some DVDs/Blu-Rays)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Art director Nitin Desai created little cottages for Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai at his studio because Director Ashutosh Gowariker wanted the actors to stay in Karjat, where they were filming, rather than have them commute from Mumbai every day. They had all the comforts of home in the cottage. Hrithik's wife and son also stayed with him at the cottage. See more »

Goofs

Young Akbar refuses to behead Raja Hemu. However, in 'TArIkh-i-Akbari' of Muhammad Arif Qandhari, (translated into English by Tanseem Ahmad, Delhi, 1993, p. 74), it is written clearly that "...The king struck Hemu with his sword and he won the title of Ghazi...". 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

Referenced in Gang of Ghosts (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Mohamad Aslam, Bonnie Chakraborty and chorus
Courtesy of UTV Music
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An Amazing Film...truly OUTSTANDING!
18 February 2008 | by light107See all my reviews

I can't digest that people would protest this amazing film. People need to respect that there are alternate versions of history, and the director states that in the credits from the beginning. If people had some sense, they would respect the integrity of a person committed to bringing history to film with utmost dignity and respect. Those people clashing an protesting the film are idiotic!

The 3 hours flew by because the story was captivating. The actors were amazing, especially Ila Arun...Sonu is also a revelation. Aishwarya was just right! A talent that needs to be recognized, Ash showed how amazing an actor she really is. Hrithik was equally amazing as Aishwarya. I don't understand why there is such sexism in Hindi cinema, the males always get their critiques or praises first and then the females. Well Aishwarya is first here! The music was simply well suited and appropriate. I want A R Rehman to continue being brilliant! That's an order! The director has proved himself yet again that he is simply the best there is in the world of cinema...HE makes South Asians Proud!

I would recommend this film to anyone.


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