Jodhaa Akbar
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Ashutosh Gowariker's epic historical romance Jodhaa Akbar tells the story of how the Mughal emperor Akbar found his match in the princess he marries for political reasons. In order to convince the Rajputs that he was worthy of their fealty, the shrewd leader Akbar marries their princess, Jodhaa. Soon he develops true feeling for the woman, who feels no need to consider herself inferior in any way to her husband. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An imperial epic of 16th-century India, realized on a suitably gargantuan scale by writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"[Director Ashutosh Gowariker] seems to raise the bar with his historic magnum-opus, Jodhaa Akbar."
‑ Tajpal Rathore, BBC.com
"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."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Luckily, Aishwarya Rai's mesmerizing good looks make three and a half hours tick by like, well, two and a half hours"
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"These are the real human moments in the film. One just wishes there were a few more."
‑ Sandip Roy, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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