Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

a.k.a Land Tax

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match.


Alright, some corny scenes and it's probably a bit long - but Aamir Khan is amazing and I have to say, although I'm really not into cricket, it kept me entertained.

5 years ago


As a Turk I know what it means being invaded by English troops. And I know what it means winning at least a sport competition against invaders team. Because world-wide known Turkish football teams Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray were once winners of such competitions (most known General Harrington Cup) against English teams in WWI period and people have had been motivated to support resistance. So that was a great movie for me! A movie with heart from our Indian brothers.

5 years ago


The run time definitely put me off watching this for a while. Thankfully I watched it now and it's fantastic. The music scenes are not western by any means and might be considered slightly tedious. The rest however is great, I could really feel the struggle. Also the British acted as delightful **nts.

5 years ago

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