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Jodhaa Akbar
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Jodhaa Akbar|

Theatrical release poster|
Directed by| Ashutosh Gowariker|
Produced by| Ronnie Screwvala
Ashutosh Gowariker|
Screenplay by| Haider Ali
Ashutosh Gowariker|
Story by| Haider Ali
Ashutosh Gowariker|
Starring| Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Sonu Sood
Ila Arun|
Music by| A. R. Rahman|
Cinematography| Kiran Deohans|
Editing by| Ballu Saluja|
Distributed by| UTV Motion Pictures
Ashutosh Gowariker Productions|
Release date(s)| February 15, 2008|
Running time| 213 minutes|
Country| India|
Language| Hindi / Urdu|
Budget| 40 crore (US$8.88 million)[1]|
Gross revenue| 59.03 crore (US$13.1 million)[2]|
Jodhaa-Akbar (Hindi: जोधा अकबर, Urdu: جودھا اکبر) is an Indian epic film released on 15 February 2008.[3] It is directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001). It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. This film also marks the debut of newcomer Abir Abrar. Extensive research went into the making of this film which began shooting at Karjat.[4] The film centers around the romance between the Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, played by Hrithik Roshan, and the Hindu Rajput Princess Jodhabai who becomes his wife, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The music is composed by acclaimed music composer A. R. Rahman. The soundtrack of the movie was released on 19 January 2008.[5] The film has won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival,[6] two awards at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival,[7] seven Star Screen Awards and five Filmfare Awards, in addition to two nominations at the 3rd Asian Film Awards.[8] The Charlotte Observer ranked Jodhaa Akbar at #2 in its list of top ten films released in 2008 from across the world.[9] Contents[hide] * 1 Synopsis * 2 Historical accuracy * 2.1 Protests and legal issues * 3 Cast * 4 Crew * 5 Production * 6 Reception * 6.1 Box office * 6.2 Critical reception * 7 Music * 7.1 Music awards * 8 Awards[8] * 8.1 Filmfare Awards * 8.2 Star Screen Awards * 8.3 Stardust Awards * 8.4 IIFA Awards * 8.5 V Shantaram Awards * 8.6 International * 9 References * 10 External links| [edit] Synopsis

Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Political success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan). After having secured the Hindu Kush, his empire extends from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and from the Himalayas to the Narmada River. Through a shrewd blend of diplomacy, intimidation and brute force, Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs. This allegiance was not universal. Maharana Pratap and many other Rajputs always considered Akbar as a foreign invader. Maharana Pratap also banned inter marriages between Rajputs who had given their daughters to the Mughals and the ones who did not. But little did Akbar know that when he married Jodhaa (Aishwarya Rai), a fiery Rajput princess, in order to further strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey – the journey of true love. The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar’s biggest challenge now lies in winning the love of Jodhaa – a love hidden deep below resentment and extreme prejudice.[10] [edit] Historical accuracy

Many of the events portrayed in the movie are based on real events. Certain Rajput groups claimed Jodhaa was married to Akbar's son, Jahangir, not Akbar. They also demanded a public apology from Ashutosh Gowariker. The film was not released in 30 cinema theatres in Rajasthan.[11] Several historians...
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