Jodha Akbar is a sixteenth century love story
about a political marriage of convenience saga between a Mughal emperor,
Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. But much more then that it's the
marriage of contrasts.
Maha Manga enquires Akhbar about the box that
contained the poison after Akhbar presents the box. Akhbar stays curious
on finding the culprit who was responsible for his son's death. Akhbar
enquires Jodha about the box, but, Jodha mentions her unawareness. She
also breaks a glass bowl in anger and asks Akbar to fix it up with a
view to indicate the respect she lost after Akhbar insulted her. Rahim
meets Jodha in person and informs her about witnessing Maha Manga
immersing the poison in the box.
Jodha informs Moti about Mahamanga who was the
culprit responsible for the death of Akhbar's heir. Jodha hence, decides
to reveal Mahamanga's evil act to Akhbar with a valid evidence. Jodha
pretentiously mixes spices from the same box in Mahamanga's presence to
check Mahamanga's behaviour. Mahamanga hence, accepts her crime to Jodha
but, creates a whole new story in Akhbar's presence.
Akhbar gets furious on Jodha as she accuses
Mahamanga for killing Akhbar's heir. Akhbar however defends Jodha in
Mahamanga's favour. Maharana and his army organize a meeting to plan a
strategy against Akhbar. Jodha asks Rahim to act as a evidence and
explain the entire scenario to Akhbar that he explained to her.
Jodha asks Moti to keep a watch while she
changes clothes. Moti, however, allows Akbar to enter the room. Akbar
informs Jodha that he will deliver the verdict into the accusations
against Mahamanga. Akbar further reveals that he had discovered that it
was Mahamanga's lookalike who had murdered their son. Later, he meets
Mahamanga's lookalike and questions her motive behind killing the
Mahamanga's lookalike kills the royal prince to
avenge the death of her family members at the hands of Akbar. After
learning her intentions, Akbar sentences her to death. Akbar informs
Jodha that she would finally be visiting her parents at Amer. Though
delighted, Jodha agonizes over the horror and pain she suffered in Agra.
Jodha's brothers receive a letter from Amer by
King Bharval informing them about the war strike, by their enemy.
Jodha's brothers hence, visit Amer by taking Akbar's permission. Aadam
informs his mother Mahamanga about her lookalike- Lakhi's killing.
Mahamanga hence, appreciates Laaki's sacrifice and asks her son Aadam to
grant a huge reward to Laaki's family. Akbar gets furious on Jodha
after she refuses to participate in the occasion of Meena Bazaar. He
then, orders Jodha to participate in the occasion. Jodha however,
decides to stay firm on her decision.
Akbar's mother signifies the importance of the
Meena Bazaar to Jodha as an age hold tradition. Jodha, hence, willingly
agrees to be a part of it. She also feels guilty for keeping her mother
in law unaware about her return to Amer. Akbar appreciates Jodha for
participating in Meena Bazaar. Though being a Mughal, he informs her
about celebrating the festival of Holi in his kingdom, the other day, to
make the Queen cherish her last days in Agra.
Rukaiyya appreciates Akbar's concern for Jodha
after Akbar purchases all the clothes that Jodha exhibited in the Meena
Bazaar. Jodha accidently splashes colours of holi over Mahamanga while
celebrating the festival with her friends. Mahamanga gets furious and
holds Jodha at fault by making it a religious issue. Akbar hence, gets
bursts his anger over Jodha while, Jodha willingly accepts her mistake.
Mahamanga's son gets furious after he learns
about his mother's insult by Jodha. With a view to punish Jodha, Akbar
decides to send Jodha to Amer. He announces the same in his courtroom.
Jodha's mother however, objects for the same and informs Jodha about her
return, to be disrespect to their community. Jodha hence, assures her
mother of her stay in Agra. Akbar gets restless after Jodha disappears
from the kingdom the next day.
Mahamanga gets annoyed by Jodha's act of getting
disappeared overnight. Akbar also stays bothered about Jodha. Jodha on
the other hand, tries to commit suicide by jumping in a lake. Akbar also
jumps into the lake and saves her life. Akbar's mother asks for a
remedy from Saint Peersaab for the constant disturbances in Akbar's
life. Peersaab hence, mentions Akbar and his wife's visit to Ajmer
Sharif as a solution to the problem. He also mentions about criteria for
Akbar's partner, for the pilgrimage, to be the one who receives the
first light of the sun, early that day.
Akbar brings Jodha inside the kingdom through a
secret route. He leaves Jodha in a dark room that falls in way of the
route. Rukkaiya gets annoyed watching Jodha receiving the first ray of
sunlight the next morning after Rukkaiya and Akbar's mother enter the
dark room. Akbar's mother informs Jodha about the words of Peersaab and
asks her to leave for Ajmer Sharif with Akbar.
Akbar's mother is cheerful after her desire to
send Akbar and Jodha to Ajmer Sharif is fulfilled. Aadam Khan sends his
boys to kill Akbar on his way to Ajmer Sharif. Akbar catches a live
snake from Jodha's bed while, she is asleep.
Jodha feels guilty for getting angry at Akbar
after she misunderstands his concern as his misbehaviour. Akbar and
Jodha meet a group of poor Fakirs on their way to Ajmer Sharif. Jodha
gets annoyed on Akbar, after he refuses her to lend her jewelleries to
them. She gets further annoyed after he gives them his own jewelleries.
Akbar and Jodha visit a jungle together for
hunting. In order to save the animals from being prey, Jodha empties
Akbar's gun prior to their visit to the jungle. She informs him about it
when he tries to kill a tiger. The tiger attacks Akbar but, Akbar
manages to kill him with his knife. Akbar, however, gets seriously
injured. Jodha manages to bring him back home. Akbar's mother gets
furious on Jodha on watching her son's condition.
Akbar gets attacked by a tiger during hunting.
Mahamanga announces about Akbar's ill health. Jodha wants to meet
Rukaiyaa but is denied by her & her maids. Finally she manages to
meet Rukaiyya & tell her about the whole incident. Akbar's mother
sends some medicine made by Jodha to treat Akbar, which upsets Mahamanga
Akbar's health gets worse and whole kingdom gets
worried. Jodha prays to Lord Krishna for Akbar's recovery. A famous
physician visits the kingdom and tells everybody about the magical
benefits that Jodha's medicine could bring. Jodha's medicine helps Akbar
in his speedy recovery which upsets Rukaiyya. Akbar's mother gifts
Koran to Jodha.
Jodha tells her mother-in-law that she tried to
save Akbar because he is a son, a brother, a husband and not because he
is an emperor. Akbar's mother is impressed with Jodha. Jodha's father
visits kingdom to meet Akbar. He tells that his daughter Sukanya's
marriage has been fixed. Jodha comes to know that Akbar has played a
matchmaker for Sukanya. Jodha's father requests Akbar to perform the
rituals at Sukanya's marriage.
Rukaiyya asks Akbar why he played a match-maker
for Sukanya and comes to know that it was a political move. Rukaiyya
tells Akbar that she would not allow him to attend Sukanya's marriage.
Mahamanga plans to stop Akbar from visiting Aamer. Jodha and Akbar get
into an argument while talking about Akbar's plan to visit Aamer with
his army. Mahamanga tells Rukaiyya about Akbar's decision to attend
Sukanya's marriage. She provokes her against Jodha.
King Bharmal starts preparations for Sukanya's
marriage. His wife and mother convince him to invite King Pratap to the
wedding ceremony despite the differences between the duo. King Pratap
accepts the wedding invitation. Akbar's mother plans to send precious
jewels and gifts for Sukanya. Akbar and Jodha go for boat ride on a full
moon night. The joyride turns a nightmare when the royal couple come
In the October 15 Episode of Jodha-Akbar, Akbar
suspects the attack on him while boating in the river was planned by
someone very close to him. He asks his guards to increase vigil. Jodha
and Akbar reach Aamer. Mahamanga tells Akbar that he should remain
within his chamber and not venture out as it could be dangerous. Akbar
ignores and goes to visit the palace. King Pratap reaches Aamer and
King Bharmal gets worried when Akbar and king
Pratap get into an argument at Aamer fort.Jodha overhears the argument
and requests Akbar not to get into a war with King Pratap. Akbar agrees,
provided that nobody insulted his religion and Jodha stayed in his
room. Mahamanga gets irritated on seeing Zaveda getting influenced by
Aamer's culture and people. Jodha and Akbar visit a temple together
where she gets a shock. Akbar had ransacked the temple during his
Akbar bows down in front of the idol in temple
and apologises to Jodha for desecrating it. Resham tells Mahamanga about
Jodha and Akbar's visit to the temple. Mahamanga gets furious. She
yells at Jodha for trying to change Akbar's religion and beliefs. She
also questions Akbar for visiting a temple. Akbar tells Mahamanga that
it was a political decision.
Sukanya asks Jodha for some tips to woo her
husband as Jodha has been married for quite some time. A worried Jodha
goes to Akbar's room and asks him if his people would have any issues
regarding his visit to the temple. Maansingh tells Akbar that Jodha has
been very famous for her bravery in her childhood. Akbar asks Jodha to
show some archery skills, Jodha leaves him impressed.
Jodha tells Akbar about the bravery of Prithvi
Raj Chauhan. Akbar seems to be impressed by Jodha. Sukanya gets
emotional on seeing green bangles gifted to her by Jodha. It reminds her
of their childhood days. Mahamanga fumes with jealousy on learning that
Akbar has sent special gifts for her sister-in-law. She sets fire to
the gift given to her by royal Aamer family.
King Bharmal prevents a showdown between Pratap
and Akbar by announcing that the start to the marriage celebrations.
Adham decides to strike again at Akbar and decides to use Hawai, Akbar's
favourite elephant, to carry out his plan. Akbar is shocked when he
sees Hawai rampaging through the marriage venue. Akbar rushes to Hawai
and manages to pacify the pachyderm. Akbar suspects mischief behind
King Bharmal is worried about elephant fiasco
but relieved that Akbar did not get hurt. Akbar orders Adgha to find out
the culprit. Jodha requests Akbar to leave Aamer because if something
happens to him, it might create a problem in Sukanya's marriage.
Mahamanga gets furious on seeing Jodha enjoying the Mehendi ceremony and
Javeda getting happily involved in the rituals. Akbar learns about
Jodha's dance performance to be held in a ladies function where men are
not allowed. Akbar makes his mind to watch Jodha dancing as he is her
Shariffudin asks the groom's father to show
evidence about his promise to give away Ratangarh fort as part of dowry.
Akbar refuses to giveaway his fort. King Pratap considers it an insult
and leaves. Jodha meets Sukanya's groom and learns that marriage will
be cancelled. Jodha decides to meet Shariffudin to discover the truth
and save Sukanya's marriage.
Mahamanga tries to convince Akbar's mother
Hameeda to leave Aamer but Hameeda says the whole Ratangarh incidence is
a case of misunderstanding and should be rectified through discussion.
Shariffudin and Adham celebrate the success of their plan unaware of the
fact that the Bandi standing there is actually Jodha. Jodha overhears
their conversation and gets to know the whole truth about Shariffuddin's
promise. Jodha goes to Akbar and tells him about the conversation
between Adham and Shariffuddin. Akbar refuses to believe her and ask her
to bring some strong evidence against Shariffuddin.
Jodha thanks Akbar for saving Sukanya's
marriage. Akbar teases Jodha while performing riruals of Sukanya's
marriage. Akbar's army wins the Aamer fort back from Dhawalgarh Kingdom.
King Achal learns about the same and refuses to accept Sukanya as his
Courtesy: Zee TV
Edited by hinz - 12 January 2014 at 7:42pm