Sunday, February 17, 2008


The whole movie is a romantic,period movie depicting the love between The Mughal samrat Akbar and a Rajput Princess Jodha.Due to this very same reason of depicting a Hindu-muslim love(which is considered fictional),the movie was banned in Rajasthan and also the movie has created waves all around India...Yesterday when Vijay Krishnan had called me for the movie ,me, and guru hopped in and were exited not for the movie but to see the Picturisation for the songs which we were already mad at..
When I came out of the theatres I was pretty satisfied on the whole.I was very much impresed about four things in the movie:

1)The Music: By A.R is just awesome.The tracks Jashn-e-bahara ,Khwaja(Sung by the legend himself),and Azeem o shaan,just capture your heart and mind.The other two tracks are also awesome ...The background score was just perfect.The master rules.

2)The sets and art direction: They are too good.Not once in the whole film do you find as if you are in this century.The whole of the art direction,sets,colour schemes,camera work,locations just take you to a tour on The Mughal period.The war scenes were nearly 200 people are dressed up like soldiers,with many horses,elephants,decorated and all people given weapons which were prevelant in that times,are all just too good.There is one scene where the camera is put on the ground facing the sky and the Cannon balls fly in the sky like birds ,,the scene is really superb..

3)Hrithik: When i first saw the trailors i felt Hrithik was too lanky on screen to be loking like a Mighty Emperor.I was wrong.Hrithik has done a neat job,and the next time someone says Akbar, iam sure he is just going to flash b4 your eyes.Be it an emotional scene,a romantic scene or a scene where he has to fight an elephant single hand,he has done is job fair and square.

4)Aishwarya Rai: She looks Gorgeous on screen.She doesn't stop there,but ,she goes on to give a beautiful performance from her side.A right find for the role of Jodha.The onscreen chemistry between Aish and Hrithik is just heart warming..

With so many Plus points ,yet the film is worth watching only once.This is because of some loose story ,totally predictable plots,some careless acting by others, very simple fight sequences,and a lengthy screenplay...

But on the whole You will love the movie and it is really worth watching..


Guru said...

The green color in that pic you have on the top is so awesome .. ( that is green right? )

And you mention the sets and the costumes, but isn't that something normal (and totally expected) coming from a period movie. Such a movie is supposed to take us to the era that it is set in. But then the sets and the costumes needs to be evaluated by an expert to find any anachronisms. I'm trying to say for the untrained eye (us) anything a little heavy or ornamental will do and qualifies as periodsy, but then the art director has to take extra efforts to reproduce the original elements of architecture and clothing in that era to convince the real experts. Not that it means anything really ( faithful reproduction of that period), but such an effort makes the movie experience better cos' you know the director has done his home work ( it is always good to watch well researched and intelligent scripts )..

About the cannon balls scene - awesome ;)...


VIJAY a.k.a VJ said...

ya it is green da...

Nirmal Simon said...

I personally love the Khwaja number. Found its lyrics on and think the song is very well written. A R Rehman has done full justice to Jodhaa Akbar’s songs