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A 2008 Bollywood period movie that rivals ''Titanic'' in extravagance. The movie was made with the equivalent of a six million dollar budget to support elaborate sets, [[ErmineCapeEffect period costumes and jewelry]], battle scenes, A-list actors, and [[FilmiMusic A. R. Rahman]]. The story centers around sixteenth century Mughal emperor Akbar (played by dreamy, green-eyed Hritik Roshan) and his Rajput wife, Jodhaa (played by Creator/AishwaryaRai's [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry jewelry]]). The two are forced into a politically-motivated interfaith marriage, but despite their differences, they slowly (and [[strike:predictably]] charmingly) fall in love. As the romance progresses and Jodhaa becomes more influential, vague political tension builds in Akbar's court.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Jodhaa. Not considered historically accurate, but who cares?
* BareYourMidriff
* BlingOfWar: Akbar in armor.
* CantHaveSexEver: For about 75% of the movie.
* CharacterTitle: More specifically, NameAndName.
* DawsonCasting: Jodhaa and Akbar were both around twenty when married. They are played by actors in their thirties here.
* DestinationDefenestration: Bye bye, Adham.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment
* EstrangedSoapFamily: Akbar's mother, who claims to have been away for fifteen years when her son was growing up.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* ExiledToTheCouch: Jodhaa does this with ''style''.
* FallingInLoveMontage: "Jashn-E-Bahaara". This is interrupted by...
* FemaleGaze: As Jodhaa ogles her shirtless husband.
* {{GASP}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8VCda3ec4g No, really.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Jodhaa sleeps with her jewelry still on and carefully arranged. Naturally, she never wakes up with weird imprints in the shape of her jewelry all over her face and arms.
* GuessWhoImMarrying: Akbar to his counselors. Reactions are mixed.
* HollywoodHistory: The opening says in so many words that this is a poorly-documented period of history, and that [[ArtisticLicense this film was going to try and capture the essence of the story]], [[BroadStrokes even if not every detail was factual]].
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Likely for Jodhaa and certainly for Akbar. Little is known about the real Mariam-uz-Zamani (the name used for Jodhaa in contemporary accounts of Akbar's reign), and the descriptions we have Akbar present him as more formidable than attractive. The side characters probably got hit with a pretty big dose of this too.
* LargeHam: Many. The worst offender is probably Shariffudin.
* LoveHurts: And how!
* MrFanservice: Hrithik Roshan, pretty much the only man in Bollywood handsome enough to stand next to Creator/AishwaryaRai without invoking UglyGuyHotWife.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NoHuggingNoKissing: So much so that that Jodhaa keeps a curtain between them at one point to avoid it.
* OpeningMonologue: With special appearance by Creator/AmitabhBachchan
* OppositesAttract
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory
* RebelliousPrincess: Slightly subverted with Jodhaa. She does what she's told, but negotiates to get what she wants from Akbar.
* RuleOfDrama: Jodhaa and Akbar are increasingly happy with one another [[spoiler:And then Akbar is led to believe she was going to murder him]]. Cue dramatic prairie dog music.
* SecondActBreakup: Quite literally, as it happens right before {{Intermission}}. Thankfully it's resolved relatively quickly.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Jodhaa in the beginning of the second half.
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: But Jodhaa quickly finds a solution for that...
* ThisIsMySide: ... And it's this!
* TrueLoveIsExceptional
* ThroughHisStomach: And the scene in question, which lingers lovingly over plates and plates of Rajasthani food, will make you want to die if you hadn't eaten a lot beforehand.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Almost word from word from Jodhaa and Akbar at different points.
* WickedStepmother: Akbar's wet nurse/surrogate mother hates Jodhaa. She's also an EvilChancellor. His biological mother actually likes Jodhaa, but seems to have political responsibilities which keep her away from her son and daughter-in-law a lot.
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