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Mughal E Azam (2005)

Mughal E Azam




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The land of the sacred Ganga and the towering Himalayas has given the world some personalities whose ideals were resplendently as pure as the water of the Ganga and whose aims were lofty as the Himalayas. Four hundred and sixty two years ago, a man named Jalaluddin Mohammed Akbar was born in this land of the Hindustan. History has recorded that this Mughal Emperor sprinkled the dust of the motherland with his blood. 'Mughal-E-Azam' is a page from the golden history of the land of Akbar. Jalaluddin Mohammed Akbar was a lover of Hindustan. And his son Nuruddin Mohammad Salim loved a frightened little palace main, Anarkali. In this tussle, the destiny of Hindustan trembled, and the future of the country was imperiled. On one side was an emperor's responsibility towards an ever-growing empire, his plans, his problems and his political complications. On the other side were perfumed silken tresses kissing the broad shoulders of a prince in love.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: K.Asif, Aman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
Box Office: $0.1M
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Durga Khote
as Empress Jodha Bai
Dilip Kumar
as Prince Saleem
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Critic Reviews for Mughal E Azam

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

At over three hours, and an alleged 17 years in the making, this is an undeniably heavy-going concoction -- but the feast of intricate sounds and visuals make it one to savour.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of India's greatest feature films has been restored and colorized, giving a new generation of filmgoers a chance to see what all the fuss was about.

Full Review… | April 15, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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The conclusion has too many twists, and the pair of color segments, while stunningly opulent, make the black and white seem like a limitation.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Chicago Reader
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An example of popular folk art at its most endearing, and while the film is filled with considerable grace, as a mass entertainment it has not an ounce of subtlety.

Full Review… | April 7, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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Rightly hailed as one of the treasures of Indian cinema, this mammoth historical melodrama established any number of standard Bollywood themes and scenarios.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

In this fully colorized version, K. Asif's already-spellbinding romance feels like it's finally, truly come into its own.

Full Review… | July 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Mughal E Azam

There is something that confuses me about this Movie. I have seen the songs of this Movie in Black and White and in Color.
I heard/read and was told that beside Pakeezah and Nikaah this Movie is one of the greatest Classic ever.

My Previous review above.

After watching the Movie::

Good I found out why the Movie was in black & white and in color. It was a K Asif Dream which came decades later true.

Regarding the Movie I can only say::
This is a great and Unforgetable Piece of Candy!

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

It's not Spartacus, but better than Asoka. The ending is kind of mean but I was expecting more evil...


this movie is wonderful. the music and choreography were perfect. mughal e azam is the story of prince selim and his love, the doomed anarkali. because she is a servant, she is looked down on by the upper classes. it brings to mind a sorta dysfunctional family b/c selims father, akbar, as anarkali arrested (mohabbat ke joothi-let me lament the false story of love) and sent to death, but she is saved. then selim gets a death sentance brought upon himself after rebelling against his father in a thrilling battle scene. the two lovers trade death sentances back and forth until late in the movie when anarkali buys selims life and is sentanced to die by being bricked in. its a heartbreaking tale that makes even the hardest movie fan cry (especially when anarkali sings 'bekas pe karam'-lord help me, in prison and 'god bless you selim' as she is being led to hear death). the songs will stay with you forever. a wonderful movie that will be a classic of foreign cinema forever

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