Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Hindi 3 hrs 44 mins Romance, Sports, Drama, Musical

Plot: In the small village of Champaner, (now in the State of Haryana, in western India ) during the height of the British Empire in India in 1893, Captain Andrew Russell ( Paul Blackthorne ), the commanding officer of the Champaner cantonment, has imposed high taxes ('lagaan') on people from the... Read more

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - Movie Reviews

On the whole LAGAAN is an apt example of good cinema ? different plot popular music...
Bollywood Hungama
But the man of the match, literally as well as (perhaps) BO verdict, is Aamir Khan. Watch it, but watch it ONLY in a cinema hall.
Rediff 
The film, though, could have done with some trimming in the second half
Smash Hits
Gorgeous love story set in colonial India
Empire Online
agaan is the story of grit and determination of a bunch of villagers who fight against the cruelty and oppression of the British –– only their battle takes place on the cricket pitch, and is sans any bloodshed.
SIFY
It meticulously combines the madness and fervor associated with cricket, with sheer entertainment, and has the capability of keeping you glued to your seats for nearly four hours!The screenplay and sets are terrific and give you an actual feel of rural In
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"Lagaan" is an enormously entertaining movie, like nothing we've ever seen before, and yet completely familiar
Roger Ebert
In only his third feature, following two action dramas, helmer Ashutosh Gowariker really steps up to the plate here
Variety
The three-hour-long Chale Chalo moves at a fast pace, giving you Lagaan trivia all the way.