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Jodhaa Akbar

Jodhaa Akbar

Product Specifications
Language Hindi
Video Format Video CD
Genre Action - romantic
Number Of Discs 2
Cricket Syndication Prod
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  1.  One of the finer period dramas from bollywood 10 April, 2013 On
    An outstanding effort at putting together a period drama for a modern audience. It has all the good things associated with a great period drama – legendary characters people have always known, wonderful sets and costumes, a sense of idealism and new perspectives into historical events. And thanks to the wonderful direction of Ashutosh, it has been able to avoid most of period drama pitfalls – snail-pace storyline, black and white characters you cannot identify with and an overwhelming focus on facts rather than the storytelling. Hrithik and Ash are wonderful in their roles of Akbar and Jodha respectively. Hrithik brings a sense of sensitivity and genuineness to Akbar’s character rarely seen in period dramas. Akbar is a scared little boy not having the courage or the intent to participate in a war; an illiterate who cannot read or write but loves to spend time in the company of intellectuals philosophising on life; a kind and sensitive person to everyone around him but cruel enough to get half-dead people thrown down his fort walls. Ash is at her natural best, looking stunning in the most elaborate of dresses and jewelry and using her beautiful eyes to create the silent steelness of her character. This character reminds you of her look in HDDCS. Though awful at times in her acting, she has proven to be a great artist in the hands of the right directors – Raincoat, HDDCS, Choker Bali, Taal, Devdas are some performances that come to mind. Having said all this, Jodha-Akbar too has its share of shortcomings. There is still a tendency to cover too much – politics, war, love, betrayal, growing up, you name it. Especially disappointing is the entire war angle – most of it could have been done without, especially the war towards the end of the movie which seemed so pointless (why would you keep such fluff when you anyway know that the length of the movie is going to be a challenge!). The dresses used in the wars and the acting of extras in it made me go back to the days of Mahabharat and Ramayan (they were really shocking!). There are a lot of cliches in the movie that are hard to ignore – overplaying the no sex before love angle, the setup of Jodha by Badi Ammi, the killing of Jodha’s brother in the end. But overall this remains a great attempt at making a really watchable period movie. My favourite scene was Akbar’s dance with the Sufi saints – in some ways it had the makings of another cliched scene but Hrithik makes it look so honest and serene that it eventually slows down time and creates a sense of peace within you
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  2.  ~~Hrithik fits well in Akbar's role~~ 23 November, 2013 On
    Jodhaa Akbar: ~~Hrithik fits well in Akbar's role~~
    Every lion has a day in life when he is worst than a dog Every dog has a day in life when he feels like a lion Akbar and Jodha were two strong personalities in their times. Akbar had a vision of uniting all religions for which he had a respect for all religions, place for all kind of people, strong mission, concrete plans and open mindedness.

    Hrithik has become a legend in him by now, in selecting a role, in playing a role in his unique style, in acting, in performance, in real life… Aishwarya has performed well but not the best of her class. She was not as free in her performance as she was in D2.

    If we take comparison following shall be the chart (our of 5): Act Hrithik Aishwarya Dialogue delivery 5/5 4/5 Acting 5/5 3.5/5 Overall Performance 5/5 4/5 Costumes 4.5 5/5 Ashutosh Gowarikar has really taken the courage to get into conflict about the subject and story but he has come out of it very beautifully without any mull over the issue. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar are excellent same as the music by A R Rahman.

    The best part of the movie is cinematography, Hrithik and the storyline. It is a soft, mild story with hard incidents embedded in-between appropriately. Few scenes to highlight: 1. Akbar’s (Hrithik’s) act of taming an elephant 2. Jodha’s conditions for marrying Akbar 3. Akbar’s acceptance of Jodha’s conditions and fulfilling them 4. Akbar’s last scene fight 5. All fights 6. Akbar’s refusal to accept his mentor’s order to kill his oponent 7. Dialogues 8. Lyrics
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