Saturday, March 1, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar

Set in the 16th century, this movie revolves around the marriage between kings to strengthen position and power. King Bharmal gave his daughter's hand, Princess Jodhaa (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) to Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan).

However, this marriage was not as simple as it was because it was a marriage of 2 different cultures & religions - Jodhaa was a Hindu while Emperor Akbar was a Muslim. Her insistent of wanting to remain a Hindu was allowed by the Emperor, but with lots of learning, understanding and giving in by both parties - and that was part of the focus of the movie.

Beautiful videography and with one of the best music scores, this movie is Bollywood's answer to Hollywood's big epic movies, or even the Chinese epic movies. The story which shows that despite the conflicts & misunderstandings of 2 religions, there is much to gain when respect is given.

The music scores fits well in the movie. It still has the Bollywood style music and dances, though less than the usual Bollywood movies, and done at very appropriate moments. This will definitely go down well with the audience, and not to mention, the beautiful Aishwarya Rai with her beautiful captivating eyes.

Just see the posters and one can get the picture of this beautiful epic, where one will learn and appreciate both cultures, religions and amazing architecture.