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Jodhaa Akbar (Three-Disc Collector's Edition)

4.5 out of 5 stars 243 customer reviews

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Includes English and Arabic Subtitles

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Product Details

  • Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  • Directors: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Format: Widescreen, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Utv
  • DVD Release Date: August 22, 2008
  • Run Time: 209 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015B04EA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,276 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jodhaa Akbar (Three-Disc Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

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Customer complaints dated before August 2008 pertain to a 200 minute, one-disc version released by Dancing Dolphin, LLC.

Buy the three-disc Collectors' Edition released by Utv instead.
Running time is 209 minutes in Widescreen NTSC format. English and Arabic subtitles are available even for the songs. The picture and sound are spectacular.
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This film is outstanding. Historical accuracies aside, this movie has an amazing message. It is such a beautiful story. It is also the biggest bollywood movie I have ever seen, with thousands of extras in some scenes. The costumes and set design are absolutely stunning and look phenomenal on the big screen.

The dvd however is a complete flop. It is not even anamorphic widescreen. When it is stretched to fill your widescreen tv, the picture becomes heavily pixelated, and the subtitles get cut off!! I'm hoping that UTV will correct this issue, and hopefully in the future, release this film on Blu-ray.
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The file is outstanding. One of the best from Bollywood. Super Direction by Ashutosh, terrific acting by Aishwarya and Hrithik. Can be compared with Hollywood's Ten Commandments or Cleopatra. But this is the worst quality of DVD I have ever seen. The packing looks nice because of the colorful pictures and art work but the material used is cheap. I wish Ashutosh Govariker had chosen company like Yashraj Films to release the DVD. The Film is divided on 2 DVDs. When you load the 2nd DVD for the 2nd half of the film you have to go through UTV's stupid senseless startup routine! (Logo, menu etc.) This breaks the charm and continuity of the film. But its UTV. They will never care to check how such 2 DVD films are released in Hollywood!
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This version is missing about 30 minutes and one song from the movie (as shown in the theatres).

Somehow the studio (accidentally or maybe deliberately) messed up with the 'pre-release dvd' version of this movie (as the actual release date is 28/04/08) and the bad version of this dvd has propagated throughout.

Really don't waste your time with these pirated DVDs.

Those who say they did not find parts missing clearly did not see this movie in theatres!

The movie is great; but, this DVD is very bad!
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Watching this instant masterpiece from India, its unbelievable that the world has yet to take note of the industrys' obvious genius. "Jodhaa Akbar", a 3.5 hour long epic that works both as a love story, as well as a religious tolerance message, is prime example of how Bollywood is infinitely more creative, colorful and luminous than Hollywood. The film takes us back to the times when movies like "Gone with the Wind" were made - but with better looking actors, better music, better direction, and a budget that could sink the Titanic.

My favorite thing about this movie is Aishwarya Rai (now Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan). This is an actress who starred in this decades' best Hindi film thus far ("Devdas"), and also headlined the best Bengali film of the decade (the underrated "Chokher Bali"). I saw it for her, and rediscovered the worlds' most beautiful woman. Seriously, is she even human? Aishwarya is beyond a perfect being - its as if the heavens and the stars and some alien DNA all combined to create one spectacular vision. Take it from me - no human woman, before or after, will ever look as good as Aishwarya does in this film. And re-reading that line, Im afraid it still doesn't do justice to her unsurpassed beauty. Indian women are where its at.

Hrithik Roshan plays the King Akbar, but I found much to like about this otherwise wooden actor. The film has a few scenes that stand out way after the movie is over, and if you're into researching and studying film as a passion or a hobby, this movie is tailormade to cater to your sensibilities. Despite both actors being in their mid-30s, their unique love story burns with the incandescence of a teenage romance.
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I watched this movie twice and I am still telling people about it. The charm of this movie doesn't leave one's mind. I found part of its appeal in that they didn't dwell on the fighting that was going on during that period. They showed some and enough to show the Emperor's good judgment as far as dealing with his subjects and especially those he had conquered. It was refreshing to see his religious tolerance and respect for his new wife. The fact that he abided with her wishes concerning her faith made his views far before his time. I know there were inaccuracies as far as historically but it was not a documentary.

I was awestruck watching this movie. The acting was outstanding on the level of Best Actor for Roshon. As a lay person I would not notice technical things but the overall scope of the film. It was lavish and gave a good idea of what life was like in that time and place as far as the cultural differences and the political intrigue. I have nothing but raves for this movie and any criticism for it would be by someone who would never appreciate a movie of this type in the first place.
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