|Director:||Mehboob Khan |
|Length:||175 mins plus intermission |
|Language:||Hindi with subtitles |
|Cast:||Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar|
|Part of:||Happy Birthday, Indian Cinema!|
Still widely regarded as one the greatest and most iconic of all Indian films. Set in the magnificent 16th century Mughal Court and inspired by true events, Mughal-e-Azam tells of Anarkali, a beautiful courtesan who falls in love with the young Prince Salim only to be confronted by his father, the strict Emperor Mughal who is determined to stop their love affair. Mughal-e-Azam employed a mammoth cast including the elite of thespians, and took nine years to complete as the most expensive production of its time. A mythic film that is narrated “by Hindustan itself”, it is a yearning romance that bursts into ravishing colour at key junctures.
Film source: bfi
Rights: Eros International