Jodhaa Akbar

Its gonna be an awesome start to 2008. No matter how boring Aishwarya Rai seems to me, there are still a few compelling reasons for watching the movie. Ashutosh Gowariker happens to be one of the biggest reason. No matter what people felt, but i absolutely loved Swades. It was probably one of those few movies in which i liked Shah Rukh Khan. The basic complaint against that movie was the slow pace of the movie. But i absolutely loved it. The whole concept of the movie, the shots inside NASA, the mind blowing music by AR Rahman and ya, Gayatri Joshi.

jodhaa akbar

Pehla Nasha, Lagaan, Swades and now Jodhaa Akbar. Quite a progression for a director who played bit roles on television in the 80s.



  1. lazybug says:

    Trailer looks awesome. And unlike Swades (which I loved), this seems to have some of those elements which made Lagaan a big hit. Action and awesome cinematography.

    What about the music?

  2. Liju Philip says:

    I dont think the music has been released yet. Going by the trailer, the song in the background about Abkar seems good.

    Ya, its high time we had a good historical movie.

  3. xntricpundits says:

    Hope this movie of Gowariker portrays the true facts(Remember? Ashoka by Santosh shivan and Umrao jaan-What a disaster(s)!).With Gowariker behind the scenes we can expect a brilliant movie.Hope he infuses life into plastic-ky looks and pathetic acting of Rai.

    Swades as you said is a brilliant movie.The only(may be his last ;-)) movie where Badshah Khan gave his best.Swades no matter what critics say is the one best movie in Indian cinema sans chest thumping patriotism and it is way ahead of cloyingly sweet-sick-candy floss-soulless movies of Johars &Chopras .

    Awaiting eagerly for the Gowariker’s movie.

  4. ary says:

    hii friend i am jodhaa akbar site… such nice movie

  5. Saw it at a screening. I’d like to hack half hour out of ever one of gowariker’s films, but I have to declare this a masterpiece.

  6. U Ven says:

    A very well made film. Hrithik Roshan stands out in the film. The story is about Jalaluddin Mohammad from his childhood when he was cronwed the emporer in the war field until he gains the title of Akbar. Which is where the movie ends. All the controversies about the film are baseless. Akbar having several wives and the artesians to glore his palace and Tansen the musican etc comes later in his life which is not part of Jodhaa Akbar storyline. It is movie to be seen on Big screen to get the impact. Scintillating music by ARR for an epic story. I loved the movie, and would love to watch it again if time permits.

  7. Liju Philip says:

    Uma, thanks for dropping by. Yup the movie was pretty good.

  8. Samdani says:

    its the only historic movie, which can be seen as number of times and i never felt bored at any place in the movie though it was a lenghty movie.

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  10. memsaab says:

    Your forgot Baazi from 1995 which I actually really liked although nobody else did 🙂 And I liked Swades a lot too.

    I loved Jodhaa Akbar, and I normally don’t like slow films. I didn’t find it slow at all, even at 3.5 hours long.

  11. Liju Philip says:

    @Memsaab, thanks for dropping by. Yup, i liked Baazi too.

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