Mughal-e-Azam (The Emperor of the Mughals) is a 1960 Indian epic
historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji
Pallonji, re-released in colour on 12 November 2004. Starring Prithviraj
Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, it follows the love
affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor
Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim's father, Emperor Akbar,
disapproves, and war ensues. Sixteen years in development, the film cost
more to produce than any previous Indian motion picture, and had the
widest release. The soundtrack, inspired by Indian classical and folk
music, is often cited as one of the finest soundtracks in Bollywood
cinematic history. It became the highest-grossing Bollywood film at the
time, and won one National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards.
Mughal-e-Azam was the first black-and-white Hindi film to be digitally
coloured and re-released theatrically. Considered a milestone of its
genre, it earned praise from critics for its grandeur and attention to
detail. Film scholars have welcomed its portrayal of enduring themes,
but question its historical accuracy.
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