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How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Last updated on: August 5, 2010 11:13 IST

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Mughal-E-Azam, which completes 50 years today, is admittedly one of the greatest movies ever made in Indian cinematic history. 

Take this quiz and find out how much you know about this masterpiece.

1. Before Madhubala, who was originally supposed to play Anarkali?


a) Nutan
b) Nargis
c) Vyjayantimala Bali



Image: Nutan, Nargis, Vyjayantimala Bali

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2. To whom did the film's composer, Naushad, lose the Best Music Director Filmfare Award to in 1961?


a) Shankar-Jaikishen
b) Ali Akbar Khan
c) Ravi


Image: Shankar-Jaikishen, Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi

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3. Who was the cinematographer for the epic?


a) Subrata Mitra
b) Dharam Chopra
c) R D Mathur



Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

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4. What did the epic film finally cost?


a) Rs 7 million
b) Rs 15 million
c) Rs 10 million



Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

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5. Who was the lyricist for the film?


a) Shahir Ludhianvi
b) Kaifi Azmi
c) Shakeel Badayuni



Image: Shahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Shakeel Badayuni

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6. Who, along with Lata Mangeshkar, sang Teri mehfil mein quismat aazmakar?


a) Noor Jahan
b) Suraiyya
c) Shamshad Begum



Image: Noor Jahan, Suraiyya, Shamshad Begum

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7. Who played Empress Jodha Bai in Mughal-e-Azam?


a) Sulochana
b) Nirupa Roy
c) Durga Khote



Image: Sulochana, Nirupa Roy, Durga Khote

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8. Who played the young Prince Salim?


a) Jalal Agha
b) Zakir Hussain
c) Dharmendra



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9. Who was the film's original financer, who left for Pakistan after Partition?


a) Mehboob Khan
b) Shiraz Ali
c) PS Veerappa



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10. Which was the only colour song in the original film?


a) Ae mohabbat zindabad
b) Mohabbat ki jhoothi kahani pe roye
c) Pyar kiya to darna kya



Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

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