Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005)

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The romantic story behind one of the world's great architectural wonders comes to the screen in this Bollywood drama. As the emperor Shah Jahan (Kabir Bedi) is held captive by his son Aurangzeb (Arbaaz Khan), who killed his brother Dara Shikho (Vaquar Sheikh) in a battle over which sibling would assume the throne after Shah Jahan's death, he spends his final days with his daughter Jahan Ara (Manisha Koirala) recalling the great love of his life. As a young man, Shah Jahan was known as Prince Khurram (Zulfikar Syed), and he had fallen in love with Mumtaz Mahal (Sonya Jehan), a beautiful young woman whose father was the Emperor Jahangir (Arbaaz Ali). However, the emperor wanted his daughter to find a suitor who would bring him greater political advantage than Prince Khurram. Meanwhile, the prince became the focus of the meddling Empress Noor Jahan (Pooja Batra), who was eager to arrange a match between him and her daughter Laadli Begum (Kim Sharma). While Prince Khurram and Mumtaz Mahal shared a love that would not be denied, no small amount of conflict stood in their way, with battles both physical and emotional keeping the two apart. Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story was only the second directorial credit for former actor Akbar Khan; the lavish production was over three years in production and cost an estimated 15 million dollars to make. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Cast

Annik Leroy
as Prince Shah Jahan
Zulfi Sayed
as Prince Khurram, Young Shah Jehan
Sonya Jehan
as Arjumand Bano
Kabir Bedi
as Emperor Shah Jehan
Manisha Koirala
as Princess Jehan Ara
Arbaaz Khan
as Prince Aurangzeb
Pooja Batra
as Queen Noor Jehan
Arbaaz Ali
as Emperor Jahangir
Kim Sharma
as Laadli Begum
Vaquar Sheikh
as Dara Shikho
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Critic Reviews for Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Tremendously enjoyable.

December 13, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Taj Mahal on its own terms is lavishly satisfying.

November 18, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Big on bling but, notwithstanding widescreen lensing, never escapes the period miniseries feel.

Full Review… | November 14, 2005
Variety
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | March 31, 2006
Empire Magazine

Oozing opulence from every pore, this big budget motion picture is more melodramatic history lesson than epic extravaganza.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005

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