No, not mine…my kids – and they relished all 3 1/2 hours of it (spread over 2 evenings). I underestimated the endless learning opportunities a film like Jodhaa Akbar presents – however “fictitious” of an historical film it is. But for 2 evenings, we were transported to 16th century Mughal India – to a time when, to the bewilderment of my kids, there were no cars or trains, telephones or electricity. They got glimpses of elephant transport, palanquins and of glorious Indian palaces. Although my 3-year-old daughter was most interested in the colours of Princess Jodhaa’s outfits and in categorizing each character as either “good” or “bad,” my older son delved into the story.
Here are some vocabulary words we learned from our weekend Bollywood-fest:
Akbar (and the fact that he was a Muslim Mughal Emperor)
And so my kids begin their Bollywood journey. They’ve already asked me for a next movie…I’ll have to give this some thought.
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