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 (...

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Directed by

Ashutosh Gowariker

Written by

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

Runtime

224 minutes

Country

India

Language

Hindi

Tagline

Once upon a time in India

Cast

Keywords

sport bollywood british 19th century arrogance drought based on supposedly true story

Lists

#55 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

#321 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film