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Lagaan written & directed by Ashutosh Gowariker ; produced by Aamir Khan.

By: Gowariker,Ashutosh.
Contributor(s): Gowariker, Ashutosh [direction] | Khan, Aamir, [production,, cast] | Rahman, A. R [music.] | Singh, Gracy [cast] | Shelley, Rachel [cast] | Blackthorne, Paul [cast] | Mulay, Suhasini [cast] | Kharbanda, Kulbhushan [cast] | Yadav, Raghuvir [cast] | Excel Home Videos (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Mumbai Excel Productions Audiovisuals c2007Description: 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 215 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767883608 .Other title: once upon a time in India.Subject(s): Cricket matches -- Drama | India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Sports films. | Historical films.DDC classification: 791.4372
Contents:
This is a story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under British Rule. They were already taxed to the bone, but when Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a handsome young man named Bhuvan, who challenges them to a game of cricket, to be played by veteran British cricket players, versus villagers, including Bhuvan himself, who have never played the game before. 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, as everyone gathers to see the 'fair play' that the British will display against their counterparts.
Production Credits: Cinematography, Anil Mehta ; editing, Ballu Saluja ; music, A.R. Rahman ; lyrics, Javed Akhtar ; production design, Nitin Chandrakant Desai.
Awards: "American choreography awards, USA 2002: Saroj Khan, Raju Khan, Ganesh Hegde, Vaibhavi Merchant, Terence Lewis ; Bergen International Film Festival 2001: won Jury award Ashutosh Gowariker ; Filmfare Awards 2002: Best actor, Aamir Khan ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best film, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, female, Alka Yagnik, best playback singer, male, Udit Narayan ; best story, Ashutosh Gowariker ; Locarno International Film Festival 2001: won audience award, Ashutosh Gowariker ; National Film Awards, India 2002: golden lotus award best popular film, Ashuhutosh Gowariker, Aamir Khan ; silver lotus award best audiography, H. Sridhar, Nakul Kamte ; best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, male, Udit Narayan ; Screen weekly awards 2002: best art direction, Nitin Desai ; best cinematography, Anil Mehta ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best editing, Ballu Saluja ; best film, best playback singer, female, Asha Bhosle ; best screenplay, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma ; most promising female newcomer, Gracy Singh ; Zee cine awards 2002: popular award best actor, Aamir Khan ; best debut, female, Gracy Singh ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker, best film, Ashutosh Gowariker, best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, female, Asha Bhosle ; best story, Ashutosh Gowariker"--Internet movie database WWW site.Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuvir Yadav.
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Copyright notice on disc: Excel Productions Audiovisuals

Originally released theatrically in India in 2001

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This is a story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under British Rule. They were already taxed to the bone, but when Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a handsome young man named Bhuvan, who challenges them to a game of cricket, to be played by veteran British cricket players, versus villagers, including Bhuvan himself, who have never played the game before. 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, as everyone gathers to see the 'fair play' that the British will display against their counterparts.

Cinematography, Anil Mehta ; editing, Ballu Saluja ; music, A.R. Rahman ; lyrics, Javed Akhtar ; production design, Nitin Chandrakant Desai.

Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuvir Yadav.

In Hindi with English subtitles.

"American choreography awards, USA 2002: Saroj Khan, Raju Khan, Ganesh Hegde, Vaibhavi Merchant, Terence Lewis ; Bergen International Film Festival 2001: won Jury award Ashutosh Gowariker ; Filmfare Awards 2002: Best actor, Aamir Khan ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best film, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, female, Alka Yagnik, best playback singer, male, Udit Narayan ; best story, Ashutosh Gowariker ; Locarno International Film Festival 2001: won audience award, Ashutosh Gowariker ; National Film Awards, India 2002: golden lotus award best popular film, Ashuhutosh Gowariker, Aamir Khan ; silver lotus award best audiography, H. Sridhar, Nakul Kamte ; best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, male, Udit Narayan ; Screen weekly awards 2002: best art direction, Nitin Desai ; best cinematography, Anil Mehta ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker ; best editing, Ballu Saluja ; best film, best playback singer, female, Asha Bhosle ; best screenplay, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma ; most promising female newcomer, Gracy Singh ; Zee cine awards 2002: popular award best actor, Aamir Khan ; best debut, female, Gracy Singh ; best director, Ashutosh Gowariker, best film, Ashutosh Gowariker, best lyricist, Javed Akhtar ; best music director, A.R. Rahman ; best playback singer, female, Asha Bhosle ; best story, Ashutosh Gowariker"--Internet movie database WWW site.

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