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Jodhaa Akbar (जोधा अक्बर) 2008

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BannerAshutosh Gowariker Productions, UTV Motion Pictures
DirectorAshutosh Gowarikar
WriterHaidar Ali
ProducerRonnie Screwvala, Ashutosh Gowariker
Music DirectorA R Rahman
CinematographyKiran Deohans
Film EditingBallu Saluja
Art DirectorPrashant Vichare
Camera Operator
Assistant CameramenBiswa Prakash Mishra, Titu Kumar Jena
Playback SingersA. R. Rahman, Bela Shende, Javed Ali, Sonu Nigam, Madhushree, Mohd. Aslam, Bonnie Chakraborty
Character Actor/Actress
Jalaluddin Mohammad AkbarHrithik Roshan
Jodhaa BaiAishwarya Rai
SujamalSonu Sood
Mallika Hamida BanuPoonam Sinha
Rani PadmavatiSuhasini Mulay
Maham AngaIla Arun
Shamsuddin Atka KhanRaza Murad
Raja Veer BharmalKulbhushan Kharbanda
Rana Uday SinghSurendra Pal
Chughtai KhanRajesh Vivek
Bairam KhanYuri Suri
BirbalIndrajit Sarkar
Sheikh MubarakPradeep Sharma
Adham Khan Shaji Chaudhary
Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth-century love story about a political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. The beautiful and fiery daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa gets betrothed to another rajput king and her dowry was her father's crown, which will pass to that rajput king, after his death. Through this arrangement, the son of elder brother of the king Sujjamal gets declined of his rightful throne and he leaves the kingdom angrily to join rebels. But when Mughal empire plans to attack Amer, king Bharmal, resentfully offers his daughter's hand to the emperor himself to avoid war. Akbar agrees to the marriage as it would bring forward a true strong alliance and long lasting peace between the empire and rajputs. Jodha completely resented being reduced to a mere political pawn and she wants to marry Rajput king she was betrothed previously. She writes a letter to Sujjamal, her cousin (whom she sees as her own brother) entreating him to come rescue her from the marriage, she couldn't send it though. Jodhaa shares all her misery with her mother, who tells her to send a servant girl in her place. Jodhaa replies that it would deceive Akbar and would be death to their kingdom if he finds out. Then, her mother gives her a vial of poison and tells her to use it if need arises.

After their marriage, Jodhaa acts reluctant with Akbar and they do not consummate their marriage. Akbar respects her views and lets her follow her regular religious rituals. Slowly they grow closer and Jodha's resentment for him starts to decrease. A while later, Akbar orders a feast in Jodhaa's honor and she cooks for him on that day. Akbar's wet nurse Maham Anga gets devastated by the death of her treacherous son in the hands of Akbar and decides to bring rift between Jodha and Akbar. She somewhats succeeds when she sends Rakhi and Jodha's letter to Sujjamal. Akbar misunderstands that Jodha was plotting against him and sends her to her maternal home. Later he comes to know of Jodha's innocence and begs her to come back to him. She tells him to win her heart through the religious equilibrium n equal rights in his kingdom. He does so and she comes back.

Meanwhile Akbar's brother plots a revolt along with rebels and Akbar gets mortally injured in the war. Jodha prays two days continuously for him and they consummate their marriage once he gets better. Later Akbar controls the rebellion and announces that every religion has its rights in his kingdom.
Release Date15-February-2008
Budget₹40 crore
Revenue₹115 crore
Filmfare Awards (2009):

Best Film – Ronnie Screwvala and Ashutosh Gowariker
Best Director – Ashutosh Gowariker
Best Actor – Hrithik Roshan
Best Background Score – A. R. Rahman

Best Actress - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Best Supporting Actor - Sonu Sood
Best Playback Singer Male - Sonu Nigam For The Song "Inn Lamhon Ke".
Best Music Director - A.R. Rahman

Screen Awards (2009):

Best Film – Ronnie Screwvala and Ashutosh Gowariker
Best Actor – Hrithik Roshan
Best Background Music – A. R. Rahman
Best Choreographer – Raju Khan For The Song "Khwaja Mere Khwaja"
Best Director – Ashutosh Gowarikar
Best Actress – Aishwarya Rai

Best Actress – Aishwarya Rai
Best Action – Ravi Dewan
Best Actor in a Negative Role – Ila Arun
Best Art Direction – Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Best Lyrics – Kashif For The Song "Khwaja Mere Khwaja"
Best Music – A. R. Rahman
Best Male Playback Singer – A. R. Rahman For The Song "Khwaja Mere Khwaja"
Best Special Effects – Pankaj Khandpur

Stardust Awards:

Star of the year – Hrithik Roshan
Dream Director – Ashutosh Gowariker
The New Menace – Nikitin Dheer

IIFA Awards (2008):

Best Picture- Ashutosh Gowariker, Ronnie Screwvala, UTV Motion Pictures,
Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Best Director - Ashutosh Gowariker
Best Actor - Hrithik Roshan
Best Music Director - A.R. Rahman
Best Male Playback Singer - Javed Ali
Best Art Direction - Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Best Costume Design - Neeta Lulla
Best Editing - Ballu Saluja
Best Makeup- Madhav Kadam

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Sonu Sood
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Ila Arun
Best Performance in a Negative Role - Vishwa S. Badola
Best Lyricist - Javed Akhtar
Best Female Playback Singer - Bela Shende For the song "Man Mohana"

Shantaram Awards:
Best Director Bronze Award – Ashutosh Gowariker
Best Actress – Aishwarya Rai
Best Music – A. R. Rahman


Golden Minbar International Film Festival of Muslim Cinema (Kazan, Russia):
Best Film (Grand Prix) – Ashutosh Gowarikar
Best Actor Award – Hrithik Roshan

São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, South America) 2008:

Best Foreign Language Film – Ashutosh Gowarikar

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2008):

Achievement in Cinematography – Kiiran Deohans

Asian Film Awards (2009):

Best Production Designer – Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Best Composer – A.R.Rahman

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