Mughal E Azam (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Mughal E Azam
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.
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.
The conclusion has too many twists, and the pair of color segments, while stunningly opulent, make the black and white seem like a limitation.
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.
Rightly hailed as one of the treasures of Indian cinema, this mammoth historical melodrama established any number of standard Bollywood themes and scenarios.
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!
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
Mughal E Azam Quotes
|Prince Saleem:||[holding the candle to her face] I want to demolish this wall of higher and lower. Anarkali, look at me - I want to see my love in your eyes.|
|Prince Saleem:||Do you see any fear in your son's face?|
|Empress Jodha Bai:||Absolutely not, I have trust in my blood. I came to congratulate you - a true Rajput prince may even have death as his bride.|
|Prince Saleem:||Times change, emperors change, destinies change... but when love grips a person, that person does not change!|
|Prince Saleem:||Treat me as a father and not as a king and give me my Anarkali!|
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