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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)
V.M. 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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Trivia

After the completion of the first schedule of filming--which took in 60 days--by the end ofvDecember 2006, the second schedule began on 8 January 2007 at Desai's ND Studios based in Karjat. See more »

Goofs

Many of the candles shown in the movie are paraffin (Wax) candles. Such candles were made first in 1830. 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

Mann Mohana
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Bela Shende
Courtesy of UTV Music
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great cinematic experience
21 February 2008 | by ikaatarSee all my reviews

Greatest movie ever seen on the big screen!!The performances are nothing short of fantastic .Hrithik Roshan becomes Akbar and not once do you feel you are watching Hrithik on the screen. He is beyond brilliant and carries the film on his broad shoulders throughout. The way he emotes and delivers his lines shows that he is a super performer. This easily has to rank as the best performance of his career.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan matches Hrithik and delivers a wonderful performance as well. she looks ethereal — a compliment she has heard a trillion times before. What's new in that? But watch her emote in this film. Although she does not have as many lines to deliver or have as much screen time, she still makes you sit up and take notice of her through her extremely expressive eyes. She emotes superbly with them and it only enhances her performance. This will go down as one of her career best performances. Also, the Hrithik and Aishwarya chemistry is as flawless as ever. They sizzle every scene they are in together.

My advice to the audience is to not miss Jodhaa Akbar because doing so would be a huge mistake. It is a masterpiece and a definite must see. Don't miss it!


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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:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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