Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Category: Feature Film
Champaner.. a small farming village in central India. The year is 1893. On the outskirts of the village stands a British cantonment, commanded by Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne) - an arrogant and capricious man, who wields the power of life and death over the villages under his jurisdiction. When the villagers are unable to pay the crippling land tax imposed on them by their British rulers due to draught and famine. Captain Russell offers them a challenge. To assemble a team and face the British soldiers in a game of cricket, a game they have never heard of. If the villagers win, the land tax will be waived for three years, if they lose, it will be tripled! One man Bhuvan (Aamir Khan), an enigmatic young farmer with courage born of conviction thinks the challenge is worth staking their entire future on. But has he got what it takes to convince the other villagers and in turn beat the English rulers at their own game?
Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Zutshi, Daya Shankar Pandey, Javed Khan, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Akhilendra Mishra, Yashpal Sharma, A K Hangal, Amin Gazi, Anupam Shyam, Rajendra Gupta, Amin Hajee, Aditya Lakhia, Raja Awasthi, Pramatesh Mehta