Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar - Movie Review

Apun Ka Choice: Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar enchants you and exhausts you, at the same time!

BBC: Everything is Big and Grand!

A drama of epic proportions, Jodhaa Akbar is at its core an intimate love story, that's set against the spectacular sweep of the Mughal era. It's the kind of film, that doesn't quite let go of your attention, well after the end credits have rolled some three hours and 20 minutes later!

DNA India:
It is grand no doubt: grand in vision, writing and execution. With some wonderfully restrained and accomplished acting on the part of the huge star cast, Jodhaa Akbar is a spectacle, that befits the period and the people it portrays.

This movie is a masterpiece, a complete interpretation of what the director has visualized. From costumes, to body language, to background score, to the songs, sets, manpower and lighting, Gowariker has everything spot-on!

Hindustan Times:
And the rest isn't history!

IndiaFM: 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!

One of the Greatest Motion Pictures of our time!

New York Times:
Jodhaa Akbar - a historical romance directed by Ashutosh Gowariker - is filmmaking on the grand scale of Cecil B. DeMille with romance, stirring battles, a cast of thousands and enough elephants and gold to sink the Titanic!

Now Running:
Jodhaa-Akbar is a splendidly spiced-up slice of history. Not once does the director allow the inherent opulence of his theme, to overpower the love that grows between the lovers.

Jodhaa Akbar is okay, but overlong!

Times Of India: Jodhaa Akbar works only because its heart is in the right place. The film talks about a love that transcends all barriers - gender, religion, culture - and dreams of an India, where secularism and tolerance are the twin towers, that should never ever crumble. And Akbar and Jodhaa are the alluring exponents of this dream.


Keshi said...

tnxx Ravi! :)


Ravi said...

@Keshi - You're always welcome, Keshi :)

Take care!