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Queen Victoria's India. The year is 1893. Champaner... a small farming village in Central India. Onthe outskirts of the village stands a British cantonment, commanded by Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne)- an arrogant and capricious man who wields the power of life and death over the villages under his jurisdiction. LAGAAN - a story of a battle without bloodshed. Fought by a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan (Aamir Khan), an enigmatic young farmer with courage born of conviction - and a dream in his heart. Helped by Elizabeth (Rachel Shelley), an English rose who came to India and lost her heart, and Bhuvan's pillar of strength, Gauri (Gracy Singh), the young and perky village girl who dreams only of a home with the man she loves. A story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people.
Would you believe the most enchanting musical of the year is an almost four-hour-long epic about a ragtag group of 19th-century Indian farmers who form a cricket team to take on an arrogant British captain? The old-fashioned Hollywood musical is alive and well in India's Bollywood industry, where the joyful explosion of music and dance and innocent romance abounds in sweeping epics. In this infectious tale of bloodless revolution, the underdog outcasts and oddballs of a fractured village pull together into a unified team to take on the oppressive colonial Brits at their own game. Think The Longest Yard meets The Seven Samurai by way of Rudyard Kipling, with cricket bats, choreographed dance numbers, romantic triangles, and a rousing call to solidarity. There are no surprises, but what spirit, what color, what good fun! --Sean Axmaker
This classic cult movie is about a conflict between the Indian farmers low class and higher class British men. But the new is the perspective and it bring life to each character. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ell
Great movie, but you will never see it buying this DVD. It definitely does NOT play in all regions. This is false advertising. Don't buy it.Published 4 months ago by Grendel
Note: this is not a review of the disc, but the movie itself.
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This is one of my top ten movies. Read more
Know that this copy is a bootleg copy - it won't work on my DVD player and I would strongly suggest NOT ordering it!!Published 5 months ago by Alexandra Toenniessen
DVD would not play.
We ordered the 2-Disc Collector's Edition of Lagaan Once Upon A Time in India from Amazon. Read more
BallyWood at it's best. Spirit filled singing and ballads, good story with a cultural clash, action, and in a way that is timeless and "family" friendly. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Timothy Brennan
1 star for the DVD. Just received my DVD. The write up says "all regions" but it won't play on my DVD player. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Barbara3