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. Archived from the original on 27 June Archived from the original on 23 October The team uses a large stick in place of a bat, and a round stone as a ball. For the Japanese animated series, see, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "15 Years of 'Lagaan': 20 Lesser Known Facts About the Film", "I approached Shah Rukh and Abhishek for Lagaan", "Many top heroines had offered to work in this film", "Bhura, the poultry farmer: The Ten Samurai", "Guran, the fortune teller: The Ten Samurai", "Deva, the Sikh from the neighboring village: The Ten Samurai", "Goli, the man with the largest piece of land: The Ten Samurai", "Kachra, the untouchable: The Ten Samurai", "I'm not aware if Big B & SRK have copied me", "Lagaan producer Jhamu Sughand passes away", "Lagaan wins top honours at Swiss film festival", "Lagaan (2001): International Box-Office Results", "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide (IND Rs)", "Pacific Exchange Rate Service (5.6857 INR per CNY)", "Pacific Exchange Rate Service (8.2769 CNY per USD)", "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Reviews", "Film-hungry fans lap up Gadar, Lagaan fare", "Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India Review", "The World: Bollywood Dreams; A Movie Recalls India to Its Ideals", "Film Review; The Cricketing of an Indian Village", "Movie Review: 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, "Uncle Aamir's charm offensive on millennials", "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema – 55. ] After its release, it became the highest-selling DVD in India, beating Sholay (1975). Lagaan is a film that portrays the situation and everyday life of the Indians under the British rule. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Set in 1893, it tells the true story of a little village protected by a British military compound. But what the two had not banked on was treachery at the hands of one of their very own players, who had accepted a bribe from Captain Russell, to ensure that the Indian team loses. USA Today wrote "Hooray for Bollywood, and India's Lagaan". Deal with the set backs 1. The film, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker stars Amir Khan and Gracy Singh in lead roles. On their return after this unsuccessful venture, Bhuvan spots a game of cricket being played by the British and mocks it. One of the local villagers has a run-in with the senior British officer, resulting in a cricket match between the British and the villagers. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Including the film's China collections, the film's total worldwide gross was ₹676.8 million (equivalent to ₹2.2 billion or US$30 million in 2019). The other team members threaten a walkout because Kachra is also an untouchable, but Bhuvan reminds them of the high stakes of the match and expresses belief that Kachra will prove to be their team's strongest weapon.