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Mughal-E-Azam  (1960 - Hindi)

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  • Shiraj Dakshy
    Shiraj Dakshywrote on 25 Oct 2012

    “Mughal-E-Azam” took 14 years to complete, and the elaborate “Sheesh Mahal” was 35 feet high, 80 feet wide and 150 feet long. The glass was imported from Belgium. According to R.D. Mathur, the cinematographer of the famous song, lighting for the song included hundreds of reflectors and beams of 500 trucks.

  • hitesh khanna
    hitesh khannawrote on 28 Sep 2010

    K. Asif initially cast Sapru, Chandramohan and Nargis for the roles of Akbar, Salim and Anarkali.

  • hitesh khanna
    hitesh khannawrote on 28 Sep 2010

    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.

  • hitesh khanna
    hitesh khannawrote on 28 Sep 2010

    The statue of Lord Krishna used in the film is made of pure gold.

  • Pravir
    Pravir wrote on 24 Dec 2009

    Director K. Asif began this film as a black and white film, but after "Jhansi Ki Rani" released in 1951, colour films became a revolution of sorts. Asif wanted to re-shoot most of this film in colour, but since the distributors did not agree, he settled for two songs and the climax in colour. After many years, the film was restored and colourized by the Indian Academy of Arts & Animation. The estimated cost for this was a whopping Rs. 10 crore.

  • Pravir
    Pravir wrote on 24 Dec 2009

    For the scenes in which Madhubala is imprisoned, instead of using lightweight chains, real, heavy chains were used to tie her up, in order to make the scene look authentic. So much was her dedication that Madhubala would stand, shackled with these heavy chains, even in between shots, so that the pain shown in her face would look real. She was in pain for days after that, with many bruises caused by the chains.

  • Divya Solgama
    Divya Solgamawrote on 29 Sep 2008

    In the movie Kala Baazar, the premiere of "Mughal E Azam" was shown as a live event where Dev Anand does blackmarketing of the premiere shows tickets.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote on 17 Oct 2008

    For the War scene many of the Indian soldiers were taken on the loan from the Jaipur regiment of the Indian army. This was arranged through a special permission from the Indian Ministry of Defence.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote on 17 Oct 2008

    For the battle sequence, 2,000 camels, 4,000 horses and 8,000 troops were used.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote on 17 Oct 2008

    The statue of Lord Krishna used in the film was made up of pure gold.

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