Zee TV's Jodha Akbar is undoubtedly one of the most watched and loved daily shows on Indian television today. The tale of Akbar and his wife Jodha interwoven with the complexities of being the King of Mughal empire, recited beautifully on the fabric of a daily show, is too complicated to be told in a time-constrained feature film.
Jodhaa Akbar, the full fledged film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, starred superstars like Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But the tale so complex compressed in a 303 minutes movie will sure miss out on a lot of details.
The details which can have a broad canvas when told through a daily show. Jodha Akbar, directed by Santram Verma (initially produced by Ekta Kapoor) is currently dealing with one such layered scenario, starring Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma. The historical, fictional drama which sure stands out among the monotonous shows whose sole intention is to churn ratings rather than tell a story.
Akbar, would realise that his Badi Ammi, who is also the Vasirey Aaliya of his empire, has conspired against his wife and betrayed him out of mere vengense. This though was told in the film as well, has been told in detail on the show, including the painful emotions the characters, involved, go through.
The pain a son goes through when he realises his mother has betrayed him; the portrayal of a heartbroken emperor, who is guilt-stricken for having accused his innocent wife of being an impostor; a wife's anger on her husband for doubting her character; the emotions a wife goes through when she is fighting an internal battle while declaring she would rather be away from her husband than take a chance at her self respect... What justice can a feature film do to these emotions?
Jodha Akbar Vs Jodhaa Akbar
The TV show has the luxury of time which the time-constrained feature film cannot afford.
Portrayal Of Emotions
The characters have the chance to portray emotions elaborately.
Impeccable Acting Restrained
The film has had some wonderful acting from the lead pair, but the movie, crisp and short, gets the window for acting restrained.
Jodha, in the TV show, Paridhi Sharma, gets a chance to showcase emotions without restrictions.
Luxury For Characters
The show gives opening to showcase other characters other than just the two lead characters.
Jodhaa - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, did utmost justice to her character.
Not Just For TRP
The show Jodha Akbar, has been one of the few shows which have attained a balance at keeping the shows ratings up as well in doing justice to the story.
Freedom For Emotions
The show has a freedom to showcase emotions in a leisurely pace.
The feature film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Jodhaa Akbar.
Ekta Kapoor Show Jodha Akbar
The show was initially produced by Ekta Kapoor.
Akbar, who was in the belief that he does not own a heart slowly realises that he has a heart.
Jodha Leaving Jalal
When Jalal doubts Jodha, she would decide to leave him.
When Jalal realises it is his badi ammi who betrayed him, he would be heartbroken yet shows strength of being the King.
A wife's self-respect would matter more to her than staying with her husband.
Heartbroken King And A Husband
Portrayal of a heartbroken king and a husband.