The All-Time Classic Movie ‘Lagaan’ Clocks in 23 Years


Mumbai: Released in 2001, ‘Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India’ is indeed one of the most precious gems of Hindi cinema. The Ashutosh Gowariker directorial brought a story that resonated with every Indian. Set in 1893, during the late Victorian period of British colonial rule in India, the film follows the inhabitants of a village in Central India who, burdened by high taxes and several years of drought, are challenged by an arrogant British Indian Army officer to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid paying the…

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