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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

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Original title
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Year
Running time
224 min.
Country
India India
Director
Screenwriter
Ashutosh Gowariker
Music
A.R. Rahman
Cinematography
Anil Mehta
Cast
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Producer
Aamir Khan Productions
Genre
Musical. Romance. Drama | Colonialism. 19th Century. Sports
Synopsis / Plot
Sometime during latter half of the 19th century, a small village in North India is facing drought conditions. Captain Andrew Russell, the British captain of the nearby cantonment, demands double of the usual land tax (lagaan) from the villagers. When the villagers' representatives go to meet Captain Russell to discuss the situation, Capt. Russell challenges them to a game of cricket with his team after three months. A young villager Bhuvan accepts the challenge and starts to build his team of villagers for the showdown with their colonial rulers.
Awards
2001: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
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