This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
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   Clark Quietly on The River
Aamir Khan
14-Mar-1965   Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Rachel Shelley
8-Aug-1969   The L Word


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2015 Soylent Communications


Wayne to Lance

Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.