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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:

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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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

The cannons were made of carbon fibre with iron inserted on the inner portions to make sure the cannonballs were fired smoothly. See more »

Goofs

Potatoes are native to the Americas. The scene in which the vegetables are kept ready for Jodha's cooking shows potatoes. The film is set in second half of 16th century when potatoes had just reached Europe and potatoes were introduced in India much later. 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 2 States (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Khwaja Mere Khwaja - Instrumental
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of UTV Music
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Tremendous movie. A visual treat.
15 February 2008 | by maheshkoneruSee all my reviews

There are good movies. And then there are great movies.But very few are truly epics. I can very confidently say that Jodhaa Akbar is going to be an epic.

Do not be daunted by the 195 minutes runtime of the movie. At no point in the movie will you be aware of the time. The performances put in by Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai,along with the ethereal music provided by A.R.Rahman and the stunning costumes by Neeta Lulla are going to blow your breath away.

No Indian cinema has ever evoked such a strong mixture of emotions in the audience as this one. Each and every frame of the movie is a treat to the eyes. There is richness and grandeur in every aspect of the film.

'Jashn-e-bahara' and 'Khwaja mere Khwaja' are superbly shot and executed songs. And then 'Azeem oh Shan Shahenshah' is one song that will remain etched in your memory long after you leave the theater.

The scenes where the Emperor Akbar tames the wild elephant and the sword fight between the royal couple are truly memorable. The battle sequences are captured very well.

The initial mistrust between Akbar and Jodha bai and the subsequent budding romance are handled brilliantly.

Hrithik is superb as the Emperor Akbar and I doubt if any actor of his generation could have handled this role as well. And Aishwarya Rai as usual looks stunningly beautiful.

All in all, a tremendous movie and I am going to strongly recommend this to all my friends.

Thank you Ashutosh for Jodhaa Akbar.


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