I am going for this movie today [here is the official website], will post the review after I come back!
I like to watch historical films/serials and I am a Fan of K. Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam. This inspired me to go for Jodhaa Akbar.I can’t say “Subhanallah” [read:wow!] but its a good movie, must watch once atleast.
As Ashutosh Gowarikar says, its not a true story but he has managed to portray it in a very natural way and you do get the feeling that this would have happened in reality way back in 16th century. For example, the issues raised with the marriage of a hindu princess “Jodhaa” and a mugal emperor “Jalaluddin“. Though there are certain things which one cannot relate to or cannot imagine that this would have happened but I would say thats negligible as ultimately its fictional and purely based on imagination.
Throughout the movie, I didn’t feel bored or got lost, flow of the story was holding. I quite liked the narration of the story, use of bright colors and cinematography. Hrithik Roshan and Aishwaria Rai has done a great job.
As far as music goes, A.R. Rahman has again done a great job. “Jashn-E-Bahaara”, “Azeem O Shaan Shehenshah” and “Khwaja Mere Khwaja” are all good tracks.
The controversy: I don’t really think that there is anything in the movie which is controversial and ultimately its just a movie which is based on imagination and is meant to entertain people and one should keep that in mind. I am sure all those who went for this movie did not find anything controversial or didn’t even get time to think about it while watching this movie.
So for now, Takhlia (meaning disperse) 😉