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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)  link to Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India on IMDb  

Number: 64

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IMDb Rating:
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8.1/10

Country: India, 224 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Hindi

Genre(s): Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport

Director(s): Ashutosh Gowariker

Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay

Medium: Unknown,

Plot Outline: 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.

Location: 066

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown