by Ashutosh Gowariker
Script: Haidar Ali, A. Gowariker
Cinematographer: Kiiran Deohans
Music: A.R. Rahman
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Punam S. Sinha, Sonu Sood, K. Kharmanda, Suhasini Mulay, Ila Arun
Production: UTV Motion Pictures, Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
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35 mm, Colour, 209 min,
OV Hindi with French Subtitles
During the 16th century, India is ruled by the Moguls. Akbar, a remarkable conqueror, expends his empire with many battles. In order to unify and pacify the land of Rajputana (Rajasthan today), he agrees to marry Jodhaa, a Hindu Rajput princess. After their marriage, Jodhaa remains distant from Akbar, refusing to be the victim of a poli tical alliance.
Inspired by the true story of Mogul Emperor Akbar, this historical fresco is both a splendid Indian tale and a remarkable period film recreating the 16th century in India. The film describes the union between two opposing kingdoms, through a political wedding binding the Muslim Moguls and the powerful Rajputs. Beyond the political intrigues of the Court, a passionate and secret love story is born between Akbar and Jodhaa, played by talented actors Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.
After Lagaan and Swades, Ashutosh Gowariker's latest film Jodhaa Akbar has achieved a fresco with spectacular sets, frenetic choreographies and unbridled feelings.