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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

लगान (Original title)

2001 Drama, Adventure, Romance

About

Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of their taxes -- the hated lagaan. Led by the heroic Bhuvan (Indian superstar Aamir Khan) they bring their plight to the military governor, Captain Russell (...

Directed by

Ashutosh Gowariker

Written by

Ashutosh Gowariker (Screenplay)
K.P. Saxena (Dialogue)
Sanjay Dayma (Screenplay)
Kumar Dave (Screenplay)

Runtime

224 minutes

Country

India

Language

Hindi

Tagline

Once upon a time in India

Cast

Lists

#55 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film