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A 2008 Bollywood period movie that rivals ''Titanic'' in extravagance. The movie was made with a 400 million Rs. budget to support elaborate sets, period costumes and jewelery, battle scenes, A-list actors, and [[FilmiMusic 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 marriage because Akbar wanted the Rajputs' allegiance. Akbar is Muslim and Jodhaa is Hindu, 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. ''Very'' Abusive of the ErmineCapeEffect.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActionGirl : Jodhaa. Not considered historically accurate, but who cares?
* BareYourMidriff
* BlingOfWar: Akbar in armor.
* [[HollywoodHistory Bollywood History]]: 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]].
* CantHaveSexEver: For about 75% of the movie.
* ChekhovsGun: Averted, sadly.
* 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.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: for Jodhaa, Akbar, and probably some of the supporting players.
* 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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