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The Great Mughal (1960)

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

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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 Great Mughal 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

The first full feature-length movie to be revived/colorized for a theatrical re-release in the history of world cinema. It has been done for some Hollywood movies but only for re-release on home video. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Akbar: This plan must work, for if the Prince finds out you are still alive, I will not let you live and he will not let you die!
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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 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Teri Mehfil Mein Qismat Aazmakar
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Mughal-E-Azam
11 December 2006 | by paddynair-1See all my reviews

A true masterpiece,featuring some of the greatest actors ever to grace the Indian screen.Prithviraj Kapoor,the doyen of Indian Cinema is Akbar himself and Dilip Kumar & Madhubala both put in sterling performances There is a question as to whether the storyline was actually true but the very nature of the story indicates the level of religious tolerance that existed at the time of Akbar.Akbar's wife Rani Jodhabhai was a hindu and that was the mughal method of building bridges with their hindu subjects.The role of Akbar would really serve as a model for religious amity today.The major issue Akbar had in consenting to the marriage of dancer Anarkali(represented by Madhubala) and Prince Salim(Dilip Kumar) was the class status.After all it was the 16th century All in all,a grand spectacle which showcases Indian culture at its very best and grandest and leaves one to wonder at the relative deterioration in subsequent centuries


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