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Name Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Release Date Wednesday, May 8, 2002
About Movie This is the story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under the British Rule. They are already taxed to the bone by the British and their cronies, 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, a game that is to be played by veteran British cricket players, versus villagers, including Bhuvan himself, who have never played this 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 - as everyone gathers to see the 'fair play' that the British will display against their counter-parts, who are aided by none other than the sister, Elizabeth, of Captain Rusell.
Genre Adventure, Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport
Language Hindi
Cast & Crew Members of Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Ashutosh Gowariker
as (screenplay) and

Aamir Khan
as Bhuvan

A.K. Hangal
as Shambukaka

John Rowe (I)
as Col. Boyer

Amitabh Bachchan
as Narrator

Aamir Khan
as producer

Kiran Rao (II)
as assistant director

Baylon Fonseca
as DTS mix engineer (uncredited)

Ashutosh Gowariker
as casting: Indians

Asha Bhosle
as playback singer (as Asha Bhonsle)

Lata Mangeshkar
as playback singer

A.R. Rahman
as playback singer

Alka Yagnik
as playback singer

Satyajit Bhatkal
as production executive

Vaibhavi Merchant
as choreographer: "O Rey Chhori"
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