Jodhaa Akbar

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Released 2007

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Jodhaa Akbar

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Director:
Ashutosh Gowariker
Released:
2007
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Jodhaa Akbar is an epic historical Indian film that has become well-loved and critically acclaimed. Set in the 16th century, it tells of the passionate romance between the powerful Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great (Hrithik Roshan) and the beautiful Rajput Princess Jodhabai (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). Emperor Akbar the Great is Muslim, while the Princess Jodhabai is Hindu. Their marriage, arranged for politically convenient reasons, allowed the clever Emperor Akbar to further solidify his firm hold over the Rajput people, who understandably did not trust the invader. Although the marriage began as an intelligent political move, Princess Jodhabai soon won the heart of Emperor Akbar and taught him what it means to truly love. Thoroughly researched by Ashutosh Gowariker, this Bollywood blockbuster is based on true historical events and people. The film features a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer A. R. Rahman, who also worked with Gowariker on Lagaan and Swades.

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  • 78

    Austin Chronicle Marjorie Baumgarten

    Though the history and the palace intrigue are not at all difficult for Westerners to grasp, a tighter running time would probably help this epic reach more eyes in America, where ...

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    A long-limbed story that is utterly simple in structure, but decorated with enough character interplay and side plots to keep the movie ticking over to a powerful finale.

  • 50

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Indian director Ashutosh Gowariker, who won an Oscar nomination for "Lagaan," usually knows how to tell a good story. Here, however, he seems overwhelmed by the sheer weight of his...

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