Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar - Stunning Grandeur

Don't even think of missing Jodhaa Akbar. I was lucky to watch the first show on the day of release. Ashutosh Gowariker has come out with yet another marvel on screen. Hrithik fits into Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar so aptly that I can only map his face to the Mughal Emperor from now on, though all the images I have seen in old history books were completely different.

Everything is splendiferous and dazzling about the movie except the fact that there could have been a few catchy face-offs between Jodhaa & Akbar....oops....Aishwarya & Hrithik. The battlefield cinematographies are worth a mention anywhere and Rahman has given the perfect foil with his background score. But, I would definitely believe that he has hasn't done the justice he did to Lagaan with his music for the songs. Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah is worth watching on the big screen even if you had to travel miles.

It is neither a commercial movie nor an art movie, but an inbetween which has been rendered almost perfectly by all those involved. One can look at this aspect as the negative about the movie, but having taken an historical, the portrayal is superb having touched all aspects without going too much in depth.

All the support cast have done a commendable job as you would expect from an Ashutosh movie. I don't want to write in length about the movie as I want all of you to watch on the big screen, without fail - even if you can't understand Urdu/Hindi.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Indiralogathil Naa Azhagappan appadinnu tamizhla oru padam vandhu irukku...They are even showing the other universe...It is fantastic and grand...Do not miss it ?
idhae typela dhaan jodhaa akbaraaa ?
I liked swadesh a lot but i am bit skeptical watching historic movies as they have nothing other than grandeur....Ashoka even failed on that...I do not know i use to think of these movies as soft porn ! I experienced it while watching kandukondaen kandukondaen on screen.

5:46 PM, February 22, 2008  

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