Jodhaa Akbhar

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Extravagance. That’s what this movie is all about.

But then the story is about one of the greatest Mughal emperors, known for his splendor.

So extravagance justified.

A fantastically crafted movie, this is another one of Ashutosh Gowrikar’s efforts to inspire patriotism.

Packaged with history and romance, the movie lives up to all the hype.

And talk about eye candies! And they’ve have actually attempted to act. In Hrithik’s case, his performance is effortless and laudable.

But though Ash looks stunning, I feel Tabu would have brought in more life to the character.

Akbhar is portrayed to have been striving to unite Hindus & Muslims…

A sensitive king who checks the Mughal atrocities in the battlefield…

A just king who wanders among his subjects in disguise to feel their pulse…

A courageous king who prefers to face his enemy one to one to avoid bloodshed…

An emperor who dreams of a united Hindustan…

Got me thinking, maybe India could do with monarchy!

Imagine…

No booth-capturing.

No bribes to anybody.

No corruption.

But then, no freedom of expression either!

Anyway, on the downside, the movies is too long.

The dialogues are so urdu-fied, its difficult to follow in some places.

But on the whole a visual treat (except for the battle scenes. Found them too gory).

Definitely worth watching.

I am going again. (Just to look at Hrithik! 😉 )

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4 Comments

  1. maami said,

    February 26, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Naughty girl, you , you.

  2. Fark said,

    March 6, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Many of my lady friends have literally camped out in the theatres thanks to Hritik! Great observation on Tabu being a choice!

  3. Harish Ramaswamy said,

    March 19, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Ah. i agree. It was such an awesome movie. I just kept watching it and ended up watching it six times in the theatre.

    i loved every bit of the movie. the cast was just brilliant. yeah, come to think of it, tabu sounds like a really good idea. but ash looked gorgeous and was perfect. hrithik roshan was at his best again. he was an apt akbar. he had all of akbar’s qualities, i mean, he has portrayed them brilliantly.

    The costumes, WOW. neeta lulla must ve gone through a lot of work and research. turned out extraordinarily. brilliant colour combos. every sherwani and ghagra(?)

    And i think tanishq should be praised. awesome jewellery.

    Lovely movie. hats off to ashutosh gowariker. lovely-ly shot. =)

  4. My3 said,

    April 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Heh Heh Heh. I was reading subtitles when Hrithik spoke :-(. Too much non-Hindi! So missed seeing His Awesomeness. Shall watch dvd later on 🙂

    I never got to see it second time 😦 Maybe I too will catch it dvd later!


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