Mughal E Azam

  • Shah Rukh Khan buys 2 'Mughal-e-Azam' posters for Rs 6.84 lakh at an auction; a painting of 'Shree 420' gets the highest bid of Rs 7.5 lakh 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan led bidders at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia here as he bought two majestic original posters of 'Mughal-e-Azam' for Rs 6.84 lakh. Last night's sale, part of the auction house's 'Greatest Indian Show on Earth' series, saw 163 of the 220 lots being...
  • Converting 'Sholay' in 3D was challenging but fun: Ketan Mehta December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay', said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging. Producer GP Sippy's grandsons approached Mehta for the 3D conversion of the Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer through his Maya Digital Studios. The film is being...
  • Inflation-adjusted 3 Idiots beats Sholay, Mughal-e-Azam, Chennai Express as Bollywood's biggest blockbuster ever August 28, 2013

    One of the many ever-raging debates in Bollywood is about which is the biggest blockbuster ever? Recent reports say it is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, but old-timers insist that they haven't seen anything that mesmerised the nation since K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam. Many like me, for so long...
  • 'Mughal-e-Azam' named greatest Bollywood film in UK poll July 18, 2013

    London: Filmmaker K Asif's 1960s epic 'Mughal-e-Azam' has been crowned the greatest Bollywood film of all time by a poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in the UK. The Madhubala and Dilip Kumar starrer beat off tough competition to bag the coveted top spot, narrowly winning over curry-western 'Sholay'...
  • 'Himmatwala' was no less than a 'Mughal-E-Azam' for Sridevi: Sajid March 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Sajid Khan, who is looking forward to the Friday release of his film 'Himmatwala'- the official remake of the 1983 blockbuster of the same name, says it was the original film that catapulted veteran actress Sridevi to stardom. "Sridevi became a star because of 'Himmatwala'. I think that...
  • Is Bollywood's influence on fashion trends waning? November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Be it Madhubala's Anarkali look in 'Mughal-e-Azam' or Kareena Kapoor's T-shirt-salwar combo in 'Jab We Met', Bollywood has inspired trends down the ages. But that influence seems to be waning due to a variety of reasons, including greater exposure to the West and the move towards more realistic...
  • Costume designers are a rage in Bollywood July 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Madhuri Dixit's eye-catching purple saree in 'Hum Aapke Hai Koun', Preity Zinta's bespectacled look in 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' and Aishwarya Rai's traditional lehengas in 'Jodha Akbar' hogged the limelight, all thanks to costume designers who worked to create a certain impact in a film. Even in the silent era,...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters 100 Years of Cinema: Mughal-e-Azam April 28, 2012

    In this special episode, to celebrate 100 Years of Cinema, we bring to you the golden moments from the blockbuster movie Mughal-e-Azam. ...
  • Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar December 10, 2011

    Dilip Kumar was born in 1922. Muhammad Yusuf Khan, known by his stage name Dilip Kumar - has been called the ultimate 'method actor' by Satyajit Ray.Starting his career in 1944, Kumar's career has spanned five decades and over 60 films.
  • Bollywood blockbuster: Diwali Dhamaka special October 25, 2011

    Watch the trials and struggles of K Asif's 'Mughal-e-Azam' before it hit the big screen. ...
  • M.F. Husain revives 'Mughal E Azam' February 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Noted painter M.F. Husain has paid his personal tribute to K. Asif's epic film Mughal-E-Azam by recreating the movie's fabulous scenes in a series of exquisite paintings. "I love India. I loved the film and really wanted to show the grandeur and the power the film shows," Hussain said in...
  • A love saga: Mughal-e-Azam February 7, 2011

    Mughal-e-Azam starring Dhilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor completes 50 years this year. Take a look... ...
  • Revisiting 'Mughal-e-Azam' August 7, 2010

    Remembering one of the best love stories as its completes 50 years, Mughal-e-Azam. Prithviraj Kapoor, Dhilip Kumar and Madhubala created history with this love saga. ...
  • Mughal-e-Azam: 50 glorious years August 5, 2010

    It was 5th August 1960 that K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam released, and today almost 50 years later, I have with me the same Jacket that Dilip Kumar, a.k.a Prince Salim wore in the film. The costume designers were Habib Mirza and Jagdip. It is believed that they actually employed artists from...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Making of Mughal-e-Azam February 7, 2011

    Dilip Kumar was not initially convinced that he could pull off the role of a Mughal prince. ...
  • World Music Day: Effects in Mughal-e-Azam's songs June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: On world music day CNN-IBN brings you all about a golden oldie from Mughal-e-Azam. The legendary Lata Mangeshkar reflects on the classic romantic track Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya. This hit track from 1960's classic Mughal-e-Azam brought together the dream team of Naushad, Lata Mangeshkar and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni....
  • Masand's Verdict: Maan Gaye Mughall-e-Azam, mess of a movie August 23, 2008

    Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose Director: Sanjay Chhel Writer-director Sanjay Chhel is no Stanley Kubrick, and yet I suspect he was somehow able to strike the same deal with his producers, as Kubrick did with the studio that financed his last film. It's popularly believed that Kubrick didn't allow...
  • In Pics: Mixed platter for movie buffs this Friday August 22, 2008

    It's a mixed bag this Friday, with Ram Gopal Varma promising a scary experience with his Phoonk and Mohanlal returning to the big screen with Akashagopuram, the most expensive Malayalam film ever. Mumbai Meri Jaan, based on the aftermath of July 11, 2006 blasts and a comedy called Maan Gaye...
  • Mallika sees Madhubala's ghost on sets of Maan Gaye.. August 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat said, she saw a ghost of yesteryear actress Madhubala while she was in the van, taking a break from her shoot. Mallika was shooting for the spoof of the song Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya for her latest release Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam. The crew of...
  • Old wine in new bottle: Bollywood classics remixed July 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Bollywood has been remaking old Bollywood films for quite sometime, but now it seems like the industry will not even spare the classic songs. The song Bachna Ae Haseeno featured Rishi Kapoor in the 70's in the film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin and now the song has been...
  • Sneak Peek: Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam July 12, 2008

    After Pyaar Ke Side Affects, Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose team up again for Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam. The film is about a theatre troupe involved with an undercover agent trying to thwart terrorist attacks. Also starring Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon, the film is slated to release later this...
  • Rahul, Mallika team up again for black comedy March 22, 2008

    Mumbai: The hit pair of Pyar Ke Side Effects, Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat are back. After the hit romantic comedy, they will be seen in a black comedy titled Man Gaye Mughal-E-Azam. In this dream sequence that is being shot, Rahul plays Salim and Mallika is his Anarkali. And...
  • Bollywood may soon find an audience in Pak January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's parliamentary panel has recommended lifting of the four decade ban on Indian films. The proposal now has to be cleared by the Pakistani government before Indian films are allowed to be imported. The upper house of Pakistan's parliament sent a report last week backing the lifting of this...
  • Mallika as Madhubala in comic Mughal-e-Azam December 3, 2007

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Chhel is paying his tribute to the classic Mughal-e-Azam and has roped in Bollywood’s “drama queen” Mallika Sherawat to do a Madhubala. But contrary to media reports, Chhel's Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam is not a remake of the1960's classic blockbuster. Chhel says none of the contemporary Indian filmmakers have...
  • Big B bowled over by Mughal-e-Azam September 15, 2007

    Amitabh Bachchan recounts what struck him the most when he watched K Asif's classic Mughal-e-Azam. ...
  • Mughal-e-Azam gets a new 'art director' in Husain August 20, 2007

    London: Come November and Bollywood fans in London can revisit the magnificence of Mughal-e-Azam, one of Hindi cinema's finest films, in a new avatar. Exiled Indian artist MF Husain is currently working on a series of 51 paintings inspired by K Asif's landmark film, which will be a part of...
  • Naya Daur to be back in naya rang May 18, 2007

    Mumbai: After Mughal-e-Azam, 50's hit film Naya Daur has shed its black and white image. Director B R Chopra's hit film starring Dilip Kumar and Vaijayantimala has now been coloured and will be released again, 50 years after its theatrical release. And the man behind the project is B R...
  • Haqeeqat all set for colourful comeback June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: The success of Mughal-e-Azam seems to have brought on the trend of bringing the old back to life in the industry. When the movie was released in colour print in 2004, it did brisk business and adequately covered the cost of colour prints generated through digital mastering. And now, Haqeeqat, a...
  • IFFI diary: RDB, Mughal-e-Azam November 25, 2006

    Goa: Rang De Basanti was screened at IFFI 2006 as the opening film in the Indian mainstream section. But the much-delayed event was a disappointment. The inauguration of the Indian mainstream section of the festival got off to a start a good hour and a half late. Though there was no...
  • What made Mughal-e-Azam immortal October 17, 2006

    Mumbai: K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam made history by becoming one the first Hindi films to be re-released in a colour version. And now, the movie’s dialogues find themselves the subject of a book. They are the dialogues that made Mughal-e-Azam immortal in most Hindi film lovers memories. These very lines have found way...