Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jodha Akbar

Jodha Akbar is a Bollywood film about the marriage of Akbar the Great ( one of India's greatest rulers )
and his Rajput princess wife Jodha set in the 16th Century. When I saw this movie was playing in NYC, I was like oh its another love story from Bollywood.

Was I blown away by the story, the costumes, the sets, the jewelry, the music, etc. The movie was a complete inspiration. Hirthik Roshan was an amazing Akbar and Aishwariya Rai was as gorgeous as always.

The movie with all its visuals still had a very powerful message and story line. How a king could bring about unity and reform among so many different kinds of people and improve relations between Hindus and Muslims as well as other religions. How a ruler had secular views and was able to embrace his people regardless of religion and improve the welfare of his people.

At the same time Akbar ruled India, Queen Elizabeth brought about the Golden Age in England.

The film is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker the same director as Laagan another great period piece.


http://www.jodhaaakbar.com/

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