Just came back from watching Jodhaa Akbar and all I can say is that it's been worth the wait after all those release date postponements and other delays. Brilliant performances from almost all the actors who appear on screen, great production values and stunning execution by the director Ashutosh Gowariker. For those of you looking for some spice, yes, Hrithik and Ash do share a fleeting kiss.
What stands out in Jodhaa Akbar:
A bare-chested Hrithik practising his skill with the sword
His duel with an elephant
A scene where Akbar tells Jodhaa that he can neither read nor write
The swordfight between Jodhaa and Akbar after he goes to Amer (Jaipur) to manao her.
The Sufi number, Khwaja Mere Khwaja
The hand-to-hand combat between Nikitin Dheer (Sharifuddin) and Hrithik (Jalaluddin Akbar)
The lovemaking scene between Jodhaa and Akbar
When he throws a close aide, Adham Khan headlong from the balcony (twice!) for killing Raza Murad’s character, Shamsuddin Atka Khan
The elaborate dance sequence after Akbar annuls pilgrimage tax (Azeem-O-Shaan-Shahenshah)
Some other review snippets:
On the whole, JODHAA AKBAR is, without a shred of doubt, a brilliant film in all respects. This historical has all it takes to prove the first blockbuster of 2008. Very strongly recommended!
- Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
It’s been a long time since I have walked out of the cinema hall with a feeling of equanimity and the asseveration of having just witnessed a film that will go down in history as a classic. History with a heart, Jodhaa Akbar ravages the screen with its royal fest of nobility and catalytic performances , crowning it’s viewers with cinematic glory.
- PROJEKT iVIEW, PassionForCinema
Jodhaa Akbar - Ashutosh strikes gold. The characters in the film are so real and leave a heavy impact on you. Only a visionary such as Ashutosh Gowarikar can dare to do such a film. Kudos Ashu!
Jodhaa Akbar is a spectacular watch.
Jodhaa Akbar is a brilliant work of cinematic excellence. Period!
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