Jodhaa Akbar
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rachel Saltz
New York Times

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.

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Sandip Roy
San Francisco Chronicle

These are the real human moments in the film. One just wishes there were a few more.

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Anil Sinanan
Times [UK]

What follows is a three- and-a-half-hour journey back in time to a bygone era, well worth a visit.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

An imperial epic of 16th-century India, realized on a suitably gargantuan scale by writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker.

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK

This is epic on every scale, each frame dripping with beauty.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

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.

Derek Elley
Variety

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Luckily, Aishwarya Rai's mesmerizing good looks make three and a half hours tick by like, well, two and a half hours

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Mister Caple
This year's must see film is a spectacle beyond belief. Spectacular in every detail. Bollywood's version of "Ben-Hur" and… More
Marion Ravenwood
Long, but it doesn't feel so when you are watching it. It was okay, but I felt the war/fight scenes weren't interesting at all. Beautiful… More
Leo L
Fantastic movie by Ashutosh Gowariker! Amazing story plot. Great cast- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Sood. Amazing music!! Definitely worth… More