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: February 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 77% 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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Derek Elley

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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R. Paul Dhillon
Georgia Straight

There's great chemistry between superstars Roshan and Rai Bachchan. Their solid performances bring home Jodhaa Akbar's saga of star-crossed lovers.

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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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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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Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

The action set pieces are sound and fury amounting to nothing. Amitabh Bachchan's voice-over commentary is stale. Kiran Deohan's cinematography is conventional and Ballu Saluja's editing is rather old-fashioned.

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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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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