Mughal-e-Azam (Hindi: मुग़ल-ए आज़म, Urdu: مغلِ اعظم) is a 1960 Indian epic film produced and directed by K. Asif. The lavish production took nine years to finish. The film broke box office records in India when released and held the record for the highest grossing film ever until the 1975 film Sholay broke its record. In 2004, a colorized version created by Rajeev Dwivedi and Sankranti Creations was released theatrically marking another success for the film. This is one of the biggest and arguably the biggest box office hit movie in Indian cinema. Adjusted for inflation, the movie's net revenue would put it on top of all Bollywood movies released until March 31, 2009.