Tuesday, February 19, 2008
JODHAA AKBAR NEW STILLS
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Amar Singh, Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Kiran rao, Kangna Ranaut, Rekha, Minissha Lamba, Sonali Bendre, at Jodhaa Akbar World Premiere.
Ashutosh Gowariker knows that historicals have to be simplified while narrating on celluloid so that the moviegoer is able to grasp and comprehend the plotline and the sequence of events. Thankfully, JODHAA AKBAR is not in the least difficult to decipher. Gowariker's handling of the subject deserves the highest praise, for it's not everyday that you come across a film like JODHAA AKBAR.
JODHAA AKBAR works because of the right casting. It's difficult to imagine anyone else in the role of Emperor Akbar. Hrithik seems born to play this role and he enacts it with such precision, such flourish, such confidence that it leaves you asking for more. A mind-boggling performance without doubt.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is superb. Oh yes, she looks ethereal -- a compliment she has heard a trillion times before. What's new in that? But watch her emote in this film. You realize the amazing talent that has hitherto not been tapped by any movie maker.