Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

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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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30 April 2006 | sam_sd
| Splendid portrayal of communal harmony of Medieval India
I have seen it several times. Excellent performance by each & every character "Mughal Emperor Akbar - Zealous Prithiviraj", "Maharani Jodha Bai - Motherly Durga Khote", "Prince Salim -Bold Dilip Kumar", "Anarkali Servant Girl - Beautiful Madhubala".

Carefully made & splendid effort by team to portray the communal harmony enjoyed by people of those times. The best part is the friendship of Durjan (Ajit) and Prince Salim, he sacrifices life for the honor of Prince.

Prithiviraj Kapoor gets full points for his role as a emperor who keeps his promises made to his subjects, adamant/uncompromising to lower the dignity of his empire. His dialog with Prince on refusal to accept slave girl as future Queen of Hindustan "Malum Hua! Ek rakkasa (dancer) ko tum Hindustan ki malika (Queen) banana chahte ho?."

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Did You Know?


Another reason why the film piqued interest was because of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala's love story. The duo were engaged but called it off due to some differences. In his autobiography, the veteran was quoted saying that the director was trying to mend the situation for Madhubala when things soured between them. The iconic feather scene between the two has its own story. In his autobiography, Kumar further stated that the two were not even talking to each other while shooting that scene but worked as two professional artists. He recalled the late actress as someone who was vivacious and who could draw the star out of his shyness and reticence effortlessly.


Prince Saleem: Do you see any fear in your son's face?
Empress Jodha Bai: Absolutely not, I have trust in my blood. I came to congratulate you - a true Rajput prince may even have death as his bride.

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.

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.


Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani Pe Roye
Sung by
Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni


Plot Summary


Drama | Romance | War

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