Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

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Jalaluddin Akbar was a lover of Hindustan and his son Salim loved a frightened little palace main, Anarkali. In this tussle, the destiny of Hindustan trembled and the future of the country was imperiled.

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Critic Reviews for Mughal-E-Azam

All Critics (11) | 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.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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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.

Apr 15, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The conclusion has too many twists, and the pair of color segments, while stunningly opulent, make the black and white seem like a limitation.

Apr 9, 2005 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 7, 2005 | Full Review…

It's well worth visiting a seminal movie that set many of the thematic traditions for contemporary Indian cinema.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rightly hailed as one of the treasures of Indian cinema, this mammoth historical melodrama established any number of standard Bollywood themes and scenarios.

Dec 30, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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!

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