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How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

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

Image: Nutan, Nargis, Vyjayantimala Bali

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


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: Shankar-Jaikishen, Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi

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

How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

3. Who was the cinematographer for the epic?


Most of the film was shot at night so that lights could be borrowed from other studios and returned in the morning. Mathur bagged the Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award for his effort.


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

4. What did the epic film finally cost?


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


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: Shahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Shakeel Badayuni

5. Who was the lyricist for the film?


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


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: Noor Jahan, Suraiyya, Shamshad Begum

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


a) Noor Jahan
b) Suraiyya
c) Shamshad Begum


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: Sulochana, Nirupa Roy, Durga Khote

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


a) Sulochana
b) Nirupa Roy
c) Durga Khote


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Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

8. Who played the young Prince Salim?


a) Jalal Agha
b) Zakir Hussain
c) Dharmendra


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: A poster of Mughal-e-Azam

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


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


How well do you know Mughal-e-Azam?

Image: A scene from Mughal-e-Azam

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


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