Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Image

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Summary: This is the story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under the British Rule. They are already taxed to the bone by the British and their cronies, but when Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a handsome young man named Bhuvan, who challenges them to a game of cricket, a game that is to be played by veteran British cricket players, versus villagers, including Bhuvan himself, who have never played this game before, and do not even know a bat from a piece of wood. As the challenge is accepted, the interest grows and attracts Indians from all over the region, as well as the British from all over the country - as everyone gathers to see the 'fair play' that the British will display against their counter-parts, who are aided by none other than the sister, Elizabeth, of Captain Rusell.
Runtime: 224 min
Rating: Rated PG for language and some violence.
Production: Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Genres: Drama, Sport, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, Awadhi
Home Release Date: Jan 22, 2002
Director Credit
Ashutosh Gowariker Director
Writer Credit
Ashutosh Gowariker Story
K.P. Saxena Dialogue
Kumar Dave Screenplay
Sanjay Dayma Screenplay
Cast Credit
Aamir Khan Bhuvan
Akhilendra Mishra Arjan
Daya Shankar Pandey Goli
Gracy Singh Gauri
Javed Khan Ram Singh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Rajah Puran Singh
Paul Blackthorne Captain Andrew Russell
Rachel Shelley Elizabeth Russell
Raghuvir Yadav Bhura
Rajendra Gupta Mukhiya
Rajendranath Zutshi Ismail
Rajesh Vivek Guran
Shri Vallabh Vyas Ishwar
Suhasini Mulay Yashodamai
Yashpal Sharma Lakha
Producer Credit
Aamir Khan Producer
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