Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010 Movie)

“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is a live-action Disney film released in 2010. It is based on the popular video game franchise “Prince of Persia” developed by Ubisoft. The film was directed by Mike Newell and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the protagonist, Dastan.

The story is set in the ancient kingdom of Persia and follows the adventurous and street-smart Dastan, who is adopted into the royal family by King Sharaman after displaying acts of bravery. Years later, the kingdom is on the brink of war with a neighboring kingdom, and Dastan finds himself in possession of a mystical dagger with the power to control time, known as the Sands of Time.

When the kingdom is betrayed, Dastan is accused of the king’s murder and must go on the run with Princess Tamina, played by Gemma Arterton, to clear his name and prevent the powerful dagger from falling into the wrong hands. Together, they embark on an epic journey filled with action, adventure, and magical encounters.

Throughout their quest, Dastan and Tamina must overcome treacherous obstacles, battle formidable enemies, and outwit those who seek to misuse the power of the Sands of Time. Along the way, they also discover the true nature of the dagger’s power and the sacrifices needed to control it.

“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is praised for its thrilling action sequences, impressive visual effects, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s charismatic performance as Dastan. The film captures the essence of the video game series, blending elements of fantasy, historical fiction, and romance.

While it received mixed reviews from critics, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was well-received by audiences and became a commercial success. It further popularized the “Prince of Persia” franchise and introduced the adventurous world of Persia to a new generation of viewers.

Though not a critical favorite, the film remains a fun and entertaining adventure with a mix of swashbuckling action and fantasy elements. Its blend of ancient Persian settings, daring stunts, and the quest for a powerful artifact makes it a memorable addition to the Disney live-action film catalog.

Fun Facts

  • “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is a 2010 action-adventure film based on the popular video game franchise of the same name.
  • The film features intricate parkour and acrobatic action sequences, which were inspired by the agile movements of the video game character. The stunt work and choreography added to the excitement of the film’s action scenes.
  • Disney’s adaptation aimed to capture the spirit of the video game while expanding the story and characters. The use of the mystical Dagger of Time, which allows the wielder to rewind time, played a central role in both the gameplay and the film’s plot.
Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $336.4 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Jake Gyllenhaal: Prince Dastan of Persia
  • William Foster: Young Dastan
  • Gemma Arterton: Tamina
  • Ben Kingsley: Prince Nizam of Persia
  • Alfred Molina: Sheik Amar
  • Richard Coyle: Prince Tus of Persia
  • Toby Kebbell: Prince Garsiv of Persia
  • Ronald Pickup: King Sharaman
  • Reece Ritchie: Bis, Dastan’s servant
  • Steve Toussaint: Seso
  • Darwin Shaw: Asoka
  • Gísli Örn Garðarsson: Hassansin Leader


  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer

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