• Film ID:
  • 10115
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=215 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • India.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Hindi.
LAGAAN (2001)
(ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA)
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Central India 1893, and the villagers of Champaner have just been informed by the local British commander that the enforced tax (Lagaan) is to be doubled. One young man stands up to colonial authority, pleading that any increase will cripple the community, and the nasty Brit in charge gives him one option, win a game of cricket, which the Indians have never before played, against the colonials and the tax will be scrapped, lose, and it will be tripled. Will the village cripple, the last man in, swipe the last ball for 6 and save them all? Or will the dastardly Brits win? Lagaan is a highly enjoyable explanation of why they've pretty much thrashed us ever since, played with much wit and charm. Great fun.
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