After having wowed audiences in the Hindi belt, Ashutosh Gowarikera’s magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, is now to be released in Tamil. The music for the film is by maestro A.R. Rahman, who has come out with some grand numbers. The Tamil lyrics have been written by Na. Muthukumar. The audio, released recently, has been doing well, say sources.
The film has turned out to be a super-hit, especially in the overseas market where it is doing terrific business aided by favourable reviews from the foreign press. The domestic revenue too has been above average considering that the film has not been released in Rajasthan and has been banned in Madhya Pradesh and certain other areas. The Hindi version, released two weeks back, has so far collected 65 lakhs from Chennai alone. This is indeed quite a feat, considering the film’s running time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. However, UTV is planning to release a more tightly-edited version. The dubbed version will release across Tamil Nadu on March 6.