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Title:
Lagaan Lagana : once upon a time in India
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001.
ISBN:
9780767883603
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 225 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Language:
Hindi
Language Note:
In Hindi and English with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
General Note:
Widescreen version (aspect ratio 2.35:1).

Special features: digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; sidescreen presentation; scene unseen; filmographies; interactive menus; production notes; scene selections.
Abstract:
An arrogant British Army captain forces a bet on a group of farmers. If they can win a cricket match against the army team, they will not have to pay the tax called lagaan for three years.
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One of the most expensive films ever to come out of Bollywood, Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of their taxes -- the hated lagaan. Led by the heroic Bhuvan (Indian superstar Aamir Khan) they bring their plight to the military governor, Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne). But the sadistic Russell threatens to raise the lagaan threefold, unless the villagers can beat his men at a game of cricket, in which case he'll lift taxes on the entire province for a period of three years. Bhuvan accepts the challenge, but there's a problem -- no one in Champaner knows how to play cricket. A band of misfits come to the rescue, coached by Russell's soft-hearted sister Elizabeth (Rachel Shelley), and the race is on to be ready in three months' time. An epic reworking of Victory with eye-popping song-and-dance routines, Lagaan was a major cinematic event in India upon its release. ~ Connor McMadden, Rovi