By Ashutosh Gowariker – 2008 – 213 min – Original version w. FR subs
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood, Kulbhushab Kharbanda…
A Bollywood blockbuster with charismatic stars whose media coverage in India was considerable. Jodhaa Akhbar romantically describes one of the greatest figures in Indian history: the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605) who distinguished himself by his warrior talents as much as by his interest in the arts and other religions. Muslim, he married for political reasons a Hindu princess of Rajasthan. This fiction shot in exceptional sites tells both the political action of the warrior and Akbar's efforts to win the heart of the young princess who became his wife. All Bollywood Peplums facets are gathered here at their highest level of completion. The film, which received numerous awards in India, was subject to violent debates by extremists of both sides in 2008 when released because of the love affair between a Muslim and a Hindu.