Jodhaa Akbar Reviews

May 17, 2019
Watch Jodhaa Akbar for its beguiling moments of amour. The rest is window dressing.
January 29, 2019
Gowariker builds the film on progressive, even if simplistic, politics that may not be palateable to all, but shows his own civility as a filmmaker. Needless to say, Ash and Hrithik work rather well as a pair...
May 5, 2015
The action set pieces are sound and fury amounting to nothing. Amitabh Bachchan's voice-over commentary is stale. Kiran Deohan's cinematography is conventional and Ballu Saluja's editing is rather old-fashioned.
May 5, 2015
Be very patient, sidetrack history, don't look for the artistry of Lagaan, and you might just like this.
May 5, 2015
There's great chemistry between superstars Roshan and Rai Bachchan. Their solid performances bring home Jodhaa Akbar's saga of star-crossed lovers.
October 18, 2008
The music and dance that are such hallmarks of Bollywood filmmaking are here seamlessly incorporated into the story rather than creating a pause in the action.
October 18, 2008
This is epic on every scale, each frame dripping with beauty.
October 18, 2008
What follows is a three- and-a-half-hour journey back in time to a bygone era, well worth a visit.
April 14, 2008
Jodhaa Akbar, a historical romance directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, is filmmaking on the grand scale of Cecil B. DeMille, with romance, stirring battles, a cast of thousands and enough elephants and gold to sink the Titanic.
March 6, 2008
Bollywood films, more than films from anywhere else in the world, harken back to the heyday of the Hollywood studio star system with all the glamour and gloss that goes with that.
February 23, 2008
Luckily, Aishwarya Rai's mesmerizing good looks make three and a half hours tick by like, well, two and a half hours
February 21, 2008
An imperial epic of 16th-century India, realized on a suitably gargantuan scale by writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker.
February 20, 2008
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.
February 19, 2008
There's something to look at even when there's nothing going on, which is seldom, and Rai and Roshan are exceptionally attractive swathed in pearls and glittering gems.
February 19, 2008
[Director Ashutosh Gowariker] seems to raise the bar with his historic magnum-opus, Jodhaa Akbar.
February 15, 2008
These are the real human moments in the film. One just wishes there were a few more.