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Jodhaa-Akbar is an Indian epic film released on February 15, 2008. It is directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001). It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. This film also marks the debut of newcomer Abir Abrar. Extensive research went into the making of this film which began shooting at Karjat.

The film centers around the romance between the Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, played by Hrithik Roshan, and his Hindu wife Jodhabai, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The music is composed by acclaimed music composer A. R. Rahman. The soundtrack of the movie was released on January 19, 2008. The film has won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival two awards at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival, seven Star Screen Awards and five Filmfare Awards, in addition to two nominations at the 3rd Asian Film Awards.The Charlotte Observer ranked Jodhaa Akbar at #2 in its list of top ten films released in 2008 from across the world.

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CastAishwarya Rai, Suhasini Mulay, Sonu Sood, Hrithik Roshan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Ila Arun
DirectorAshutosh Gowariker
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  February 15, 2008
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  3hrs 25min
Studio:  UTV Motion Pictures
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review by . June 17, 2009
Jodhaa Akbar is an epic story about the emperor and empress of Hindustan (old India) in 16th century.  I watched it in 2 DVD set which ran for like 4 hours -- well into the morning.  :-)    Short Summary:  Akbar inherits the Mughal empire from his father as a child and he grows into a powerful and compassionate emperor.  Even back then there were intense hatred between the Muslims and Hindus and many perished fighting.  Akbar, a devout Muslim, decides …
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