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The Emperor of the Mughals

Released Aug 8, 1960 3h 17m History Drama List
92% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 90% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A prince (Dilip Kumar) rebels against his father (Prithviraj Kapoor) after the man tries to thwart his romance with a commoner (Madhubala). Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Siddhant Adlakha indieWire A father-son saga writ large through opulent sets, operatic performances and spellbinding cinematography, Mughal-e-Azam is a feast for the senses. Jun 30, 2021 Full Review David Parkinson Empire Magazine Rightly hailed as one of the treasures of Indian cinema, this mammoth historical melodrama established any number of standard Bollywood themes and scenarios. Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Arwa Haider Time Out At over three hours, and an alleged 17 years in the making, this is an undeniably heavy-going concoction -- but the feast of intricate sounds and visuals make it one to savour. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Total Film Staff Total Film It's well worth visiting a seminal movie that set many of the thematic traditions for contemporary Indian cinema. Rated: 4/5 Nov 4, 2017 Full Review Michael Dequina In this fully colorized version, K. Asif's already-spellbinding romance feels like it's finally, truly come into its own. Rated: 4/4 Jul 11, 2005 Full Review Gautaman Bhaskaran The Hindu Prithviraj Kapoor as Akbar is a sight to behold. Apr 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member One of the all time greatest Indian Epic Film ever to be executed by the very Gemini man himself, K. Asif!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The real chains used for madhubala's epic scene of song, "mohabbat ki jhooti kahani", reflected real anguish threading the entire movie of a legendary love story between a prince and maid. Blossoming in the hearts of the people was inspiration of true love no matter what obstacles. The17th century love is now still word of mouth, shrouded in a mysterious enigma of what actually was anarkali's fate. You need to watch it to decided if rumours of her disappearance was due to being entombed behind walls or was she let go of in a secret tunnel Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member A classic masterpeice Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review dan m This movie is very long which seems to be a pattern among Bollywood movies. It got very boring so of course I fell asleep. My bad. But like I said if a movie is going to be super long you better be interesting so you can keep my attention. This failed to do that. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member best ever bollywood movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member It's not Spartacus, but better than Asoka. The ending is kind of mean but I was expecting more evil... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A prince (Dilip Kumar) rebels against his father (Prithviraj Kapoor) after the man tries to thwart his romance with a commoner (Madhubala).
K. Asif
K. Asif
K. Asif, A-Man
Production Co
Sterling Investment Corp.
History, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 8, 1960, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 22, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
3h 17m