Write your abstract here.JODHAA AKBAR: SUCCESS FACTORS In spite of all the cheap ruckus of the sectarian jingoists, Jodhaa Akbar has become a hit. Criticism and controversies are always part of a daring project. It''s the same with this flick. The motif of fictionalising the history, the prolonged runtime or the Ekta kapurian saas-bahu melodrama between Jodhaa(Aiswarya Rai Bachchan) and Akbar''s step-mother(Ila Arun) etc are to name of a some of the drawbacks of the movie. But the box-office is what matters. And it is not tough to pick up the names who acted as the pillars behind this phenomenal success. Ashutosh Gowariker keeps on wowing the audience with his ever-increasing mastery of the art of movie-making. From a non-existent actor to an impactful visionary director, Mr. Gowariker has come a long way. It needs both supreme guts and aesthetic profundity not only to come up with such a venture but also to do justice to it. The fight-sequence in spite of being violent look breath-taking only because they bear the hallmark of a perfectionist. And to help him in elevating the movie to a height of an epic, A.R. Rahman, Nitin Desai, Kiran Deohans, and the stars like Hrithik Roshan and Aiswarya Rai Bacchan joined hands together. A.R. Rahman conjured magic with his score to weave and evoke the flavour fitting to the medieval grand India. One of my friends told me that he could watch the whole movie just for the Sufi song, "Khwaja ji".
Well, it''s upto the viewers to decide how much my friend sounded hyperbolic. Who can better get a command over the art direction than Nitin Desai. The acclaimed art director has made the life and time of both the Mughals and Rajputs look so enticing and alive. One would wonder how a certain group of the Rajputs got angry while such a sensitive, respectful minute detailing of their rituals has been screened. Regarding the cinematography of Kiran Deohans, only one epithet comes to my mind and that is awesome. Lastly, it''s time to shower praise on the actors. For no matter how much a visual extravaganza, i reckon that basically the movie is a character-driven drama. Hrtik Roshan has shown why he has been rightly chosen to portray Akbar the Great. Be it poignance, love, joy or anger, Hrithik has excelled in exuding all the moods and layers. Don''t worry, the script has been free from all the gender bias in terms of allotting roles. Aiswarya Rai Bachchan has been given an equal share of screen presence. And she has unleashed a knock-out performance with her acting prowess and enigmatic beauty. PRATIK MITRA(20/03/08)