Caught it a couple of days ago on the big screen, and those 180 bugs spent on the ticket were not a waste.
It surely lived up to the Ashutosh Gawarikar standards, the sets and cinematography were simply mind-blowing, specially the war-scenes were picturized which great perfection, it wasn't a pull out from the history books nor was is a fairy tale. It was a story about what could have happened between Jodha and Akbar, and how the Mughals and the Rajputs made India.
Taking about doing justice to the roles, Aishwarya Rai and Hritik Roshan did a fine job and portrayed their parts with full honesty.
The story fell apart at a couple of places and was patchy at times, it wasn't easy to sit for 3 and half hours but yes there were some times when you definitely wanted more.
If you haven't seen it, go watch it for the imagery and perfect detailing of that era. You'll come out mesmerized by the giganticity of the film.
The story lacked a flow
Direction was flawless most of the times, but patchy at a few places.
3 and half stars