Cinema booklet for "Mughal-e-azam (The Mughal Emperor)" - 2011.7.1_1


Cinema booklet for "Mughal-e-azam (The Mughal Emperor)"

Maker: Designed by Pamart, photography by Chandu
Medium:Colour off-set lithographic print
Geography: Mumbai, India
Date: 1960
21 x 7.8 cm
Object number: 2011.7.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the South Asia Research and Acquisition Fund
Not on view

Mughal-e-Azam (The Mughal Emperor) is one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of all time. It is a historical film loosely based on the life of the Mughal Prince Salim, who became the Emperor Jahangir (reigned 1608–1627), and narrates his encounters with love, heartbreak, battle, imprisonment, and death. Shot in partial colour, it took nine years and $2,000,000 to finish. It broke box office records in India and played continuously for two years in India and abroad.

Film produced by K. Asif of Sterling Investment Corp, directed by K. Asif, music by Naushad, black & white with partial colour (1960 version) or colour (2004 version),

Hindi, starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.

South Asia
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