Jai Arjun Singh has a hilarious review of Jodhaa Akbar. He admits - tongue firmly in cheek - that parts of the review are 'as authentic a representation of the film as the film itself is of the Mughal era'. In his own words..
To prove that he is worthy of ruling the country, Akbar then takes on a wild elephant in a scene that is reminiscent of Hrithik’s superhero-racing-the-horse in Krrish. But what really puts his courage to the test is when he agrees to wed the Hindu princess Jodha to complete a political alliance: her long list of demands includes the right to sing bhajans loudly in the next room while he is discussing matters of state with his viziers.
Sadly the marriage remains unconsummated because by the time J and A have finished removing all those layers of jewellery they are no longer horny and only wish to sleep...
That last bit struck me as I was watching the film too. Many comforts of life were missing in the 16th century - flush toilets, electricity, Kellogg's cornflakes. But surely they had the concept of 'night clothes'? On some three different occasions Jodhaa falls asleep in full bridal armour.
The other amusing thing in the film was how the rajas and ranis would suddenly call out for all hangers-on to recede into the background when they wanted a moment of privacy. And the phrases they used included: 'Takliya', 'Hadde faasal' (in the Mughal court) and 'Ekaant' in Rajputana.
And celebs of today claim they have no privacy!
Anyhow, the JAM team has put together a 'Mind It' version of Jodha Akbar - a series of spoof wallpapers (we call them 'eyestoppers'). Check them out here.
What's more you can also buy this 'Yoda Akbar' T shirt designed by JAM.
Just thought I'd let you know!