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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (15-Jun-2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Writers: Kumar Dave; Sanjay Dayma; Ashutosh Gowariker; K. P. Saxena

Keywords: Bollywood, Cricket

Indian villagers taxed into oblivion by their British rulers stage a high-stakes game of cricket against colonial forces.

Villagers in 19th-century North India face oppression in various forms, suffocated by an ungodly drought on one end and an exorbitant land tax -- or lagaan -- levied by ruling British colonists on the other. The villagers' pleas for a more reasonable lagaan are met with a deal from British captain Andrew Russell: An India vs. Great Britain cricket match, with the winner getting their way in the lagaan dispute. Now, young villager Bhuvan must raise a competitive cricket team in a country with zero knowledge of the alien sport and prepare them for an epic showdown against their well-heeled rulers.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Amitabh Bachchan
11-Oct-1942   Top Hindi megastar, Zanjeer
Paul Blackthorne
5-Mar-1969   Quentin Lance on Arrow
Aamir Khan
14-Mar-1965   Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Rachel Shelley
8-Aug-1969   The L Word


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