Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Hindi 3 hrs 44 mins Romance, Sports, Drama, Musical
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Total Reviews: 10
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Review Summary: On the whole LAGAAN is an apt example of good cinema, popular music and an amazing cast!

Average Critic Rating: (4.45)
Cast: Aamir Khan , Gracy Singh , Rachel Shelly , Paul Blackthorne , Suhasini Mulay , Raghuveer Yadav , Daya Shanker Pandey , Rajesh Vivek , A K Hangal , Raj Zutshi , Javed Khan , Akhilendra Mishra , Rajendra Gupta , Yashpal Sharma , Pradeep Rawat , Aditya Lakhia , Raja Awasthi , Amin Gazi , Anupam Shyam , Srivallabh Vyas , Kulbhushan Kharbanda , Bhim Vakani , Parveen Bano , Anu Ansari , Chris England , Howard Lee , John Rowe , David Gant , Jeremy Child , Ben Nealon , Simon Holmes , Ray Eves , Jon House , Neil Patrick , Jamie Whitby Coles , Barry Hart , Alex Shirtcliff , Amitabh Bachchan
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Release Date: 15 Jun 2001
Est. Budget: 25.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 75.0 CR

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 - Top Reviews

On the whole LAGAAN is an apt example of good cinema ? different plot popular music...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - All Reviews

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.
Sita Menon, Rediff 
The film, though, could have done with some trimming in the second half
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Gorgeous love story set in colonial India
Ian Nathan, 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.
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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, Roger Ebert
In only his third feature, following two action dramas, helmer Ashutosh Gowariker really steps up to the plate here
Derek Elley, Variety
The three-hour-long Chale Chalo moves at a fast pace, giving you Lagaan trivia all the way.