When Madhubala Says, “Kaneez Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar Ko Apna Khoon Maaf Karti Hai…”

On the 61st Anniversary of the epic movie “Mughal-E-Azam”

Mughal-E-Azam is recognized as the landmark of Indian cinema. The movie is considered one of the most epic and iconic musical dramas of Hindi cinema. In the middle 60’s it increases the level of Indian cinema through its inevitable script and portrays the love story of “Salim and Anarkali”. This was the very first high budget of that era, the movie was got appreciated for its big royal sets, direction, music, costume, and jewelry. Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were in love with each other and the iconic pair worked as the lead along with Prithviraj Chauhan as Akbar.

Mughal-E-Azam was released on 5 August 1960, it began in 1944. K. Asif read a play in 1922 “Anarkali” and got inspired by the story. He decided to portray the same in the movie and Shapoorji Pallonji produced the movie. The story described the love of a Prince “Salim” fallen in love with a court dancer “Anarkali”. Emperor Akbar disapproves of the relationship which leads to the war between father and son. The couple faced opposition to the entire empire which leads to the death of Anarkali.

Some heart touching dialogues from the movie

Taqdeerein badal jaati hai, zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki tarikh badal jaati hai, Shahenshah badal jaate hai … magar is badalti hui duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai … woh insaan nahi badalta – Salim

Mera dil bhi apka koi Hindustan nahi… jis par aap hukumat kare -Salim

Mohabbat joh darti ho woh mohabbat nahin … ayyashi hai, gunaah hai – Salim

Salim tujhe marne nahi dega…aur hum Anarkali tujhe jeene nahi denge – Akbar

Mohabbat humne maana zindagi barbad kar deti hai … yeh kyakam hai ki marr jaane pe duniya yaad karti hai – Anarkali

Meri aankhon se mere khwab na cheeniye Shehzaade … main marr jaongi – Anarkali

Shahenshah ki in behisaab bakhshishon ke badle, Kaneez Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar ko apna Khoon maaf karti hai…. – Anarkali

Bakhuda, hum mohabbat ke dushman nahi, apne usoolon ke gulam hai. Ek Ghulam ki bebasi par gaur karogi to shayad tum hume maaf kar Sako – Akbar

Unknown Facts about the making

  • This was one of only two films K. Asif completed. When he died in 1971, he left behind two unfinished films, Sasta Khoon Mahenga Paani and Love and God, the latter released by K.C. Bokadia in 1986.
  • The song “Ae Mohabbat Zindabad” had Mohammad Rafi sing with a backup chorus of 100 singers.
  • Lord Krishna’s statue used in the film was made of pure gold.
  • Chandra Mohan, D.K. Sapru, and Nargis for the roles of Akbar Salim and Anarkali, was the first choice of K. Asif for the roles respectively.
  • After the war of INDO-Pak 1965, the color version of the film was the first Indian movie released in Pakistan.
  • The Famous Sheesh Mahal setting of Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya song is one the most expensive song and set of that era.

Hope! You enjoyed the details about the epic movie Mughal-E-Azam, streaming now if you have missed this legendary movie of Indian cinema.


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