Lagaan : once upon a time in India

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  • Creator Jhamu Sughand presents ; Aamir Khan Productions ; produced by Aamir Khan ; written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication 2-disc collector's edition. Mumbai, [India] : Excel Home Videos, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 2 videodiscs (215 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn665976846
  • Credits
    • Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuveer Yadav
    • Director of photography, Anil Mehta ; editor, Ballu Saluja ; lyrics, Javed Akhtar ; music, A.R. Rahman ; dialogues, K.P. Savena ; story, Ashutosh Gowariker; screenplay, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma


  • Story is set during the British rule over India. The farmers of India are taxed to the bone by the British. When Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a young man named Bhuvan, who challenges the British to a game of cricket. The game pits veteran British cricket players against villagers, including Bhuvan, who have never played the 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.


  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
  • Special features: Disc 1. Song selection ; Deleted scenes ; Deleted song -- Disc 2. Chale Chalo : the lunacy of film-making / written & directed by Satyajit Bhatkal ; The spirit of Lagaan : the music-- the magic ; Lagaan trailers ; Still gallery.
  • DVD; PAL format; all regions; anamorphic widescreen; Dolby surround sound 5.1.
  • In Hindi with English subtitles.
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