Lagaan

2001

Ashutosh Gowariker
Director
Aamir Khan Productions
Production Company

Lagaan tells the story 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 (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.


15th June 2001
Cinema








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Aamir Khan
Bhuvan
Gracy Singh
Gauri
Rachel Shelley
Elizabeth Russell
Paul Blackthorne
Captain Andrew Russell
Suhasini Mulay
Yashodamai
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Rajah Puran Singh
Raghuvir Yadav
Bhura (as Raghuveer Yadav)
Rajendra Gupta
Mukhiya
Rajesh Vivek
Guran
Shri Vallabh Vyas
Ishwar (as Sri Vallabh Vyas)
Javed Khan
Ram Singh
Rajendranath Zutshi
Ismail (as Raj Zutshi)
Akhilendra Mishra
Arjan
Daya Shankar Pandey
Goli
Yashpal Sharma
Lakha
Amin Hajee
Bagha
Aditya Lakhia
Kachra
A.K. Hangal
Shambukaka
John Rowe
Col. Boyer
David Gant
Maj. Warren
Jeremy Child
Maj. Cotton
Ben Nealon
Lt. Smith
Anupam Shyam
Namdeo
Raja Awasthi
Ramprasad
Pramatesh Mehta
Harikaka
Bhim Vakani
Kazi
Amin Gazi
Tipu
Anu Ansari
Jigni
Parveen Bano
Kesarya
Chris England
Yardley
Howard Lee
Burton
Simon Holmes
Brooks
Ray Eves
Willis
Jon House
North
Neil Patrick
Harrisson
Jamie Whitby Coles
Wesson
Barry Hart
Benson
Alex Shirtcliff
Flynn
Amitabh Bachchan
Narrator
Pradeep Singh Rawat
Sardar

Saurabh Kushwaha: Vidcaps & Notes