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Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 August 1960 (India)
A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director:

K. Asif

Writers:

K. Asif (screenplay), Aman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Kapoor ... Emperor Akbar (as Prithviraj)
Madhubala ... Anarkali
Dilip Kumar ... Prince Saleem
Durga Khote ... Maharani Jodha Bai
Nigar Sultana ... Bahar
Ajit ... Durjan Singh
M. Kumar M. Kumar ... Sculptor (as Kumar)
Murad ... Raja Mann Singh
Jilloo Maa Jilloo Maa ... Anarkali's Mother (as Jillo Bai)
Vijayalaxmi Vijayalaxmi
S. Nazir S. Nazir
Sheela Delaya Sheela Delaya ... Suraiya, Anarkali's Sister
Surendra Surendra ... (as Surinder)
Johnny Walker
Jalal Agha ... Young Prince Saleem
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Storyline

Set in the 16th century AD, the movie brings to life the tale of the doomed love affair between the Mughal Crown Prince Saleem and the beautiful, ill-fated court dancer, whose fervor and intensity perpetrates a war between the prince and his father the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, and threatens to bring an empire to its knees. Written by Hrishi Dixit <hrishi@slb.com>

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love | emperor | prince | mughal | dancer | See All (44) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Urdu

Release Date:

5 August 1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Emperor of the Mughals See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,258, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$161,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,434
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1960) | (2004 colorized)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2004 re-release)| Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

K Asif only directed two films in his life, the second being Mughal-e-Azam. A third, Love And God, was left unfinished when he died at age of 48. See more »

Quotes

[Durjan Singh is having his wounds bandaged when word comes of the Prince's imminent execution]
Durjan Singh: Death shall not come to the Prince while my hands have power to hold a sword! Leave me! My body may be injured, but not my courage!
[he rushes out and sees the statue of the Goddess]
Durjan Singh: Jai Maa Kali!
[he dies]
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Crazy Credits

2004: The End Credits play the song 'Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya' and its 1960 end credits are adjacent to the 2004 (Technicians) credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version is in B/W and only one song 'Pyar kiya to darna kya...' was shot in color as most of the film (by the time color technology was available) was complete. This was at the end of almost 10 years that the film was being completed. However, the year 2004 re-release is re-mastered from the original B/W version to Color with Dolby Digital sound and some visual enhancements. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bade Dilwala (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Prem Jogan Ban Ke
Sung by Bare Gulam Ali Khan
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Unsympathetic to today's recycled films, while praising the classic vision of K. Asif
1 October 1999 | by veeruSee all my reviews

Haha -- when I see comments that put Kuch Kuch Hota Hain or any other formulaic hindi flick as "the best film ever" they obviously didn't see K. Asif's vision of Mughal-e-Azam. From Prithviraj Kapoor's magnificent rendering of the imposing Emperor Akbar to Dalip Kumar's obvious love for the spectacular Madhubhala. The exquisite Urdu dialogues is of course not for the neophyte. But for those that can appreciate the finer things in life -- not some cloying Hum Apke Hain Kaun or Shah Rukh Khan's obsession with bleeding and overacting in every single film -- Mughal-e-Azam fits the bill perfectly.


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