Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Full Movie

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Original Name: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music

Language: Hindi, English, Awadhi, Urdu

IMDB Rating: 8.3

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Release Date: 8 May 2002

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Download Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Full Movie and it is a Bollywood Adventure and Drama film of 2002 which is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. A visual delight with fun music, the story is simple, but engrossing and nearly four hours pass by very quickly. Aamir Khan has never been more gorgeous and endearing, and who doesn’t want to see English colonialists get their comeuppance? And nothing better than beating them at their own game. Definitely fable-like.

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There’s no denying LAGAAN is one if not the best entertainment to come out of Indian cinema. What i liked was the amount of different characters and their individual stories which made you side with their cause. The story was well told, and there was a nice build up of tension even before the match started. Basically it’s about a bet that can’t be refused….if the Indians win the cricket match against the British, then they will pay no taxes for three years……but if they lose….they have to pay triple the amount they are already paying. This tax is called LAGAAN and the village people are already struggling to pay the normal amount of tax. Bhuvan is tricked into taking up the wager….even though the Indians haven’t played cricket before. The nasty bad guy Captain Russelll has staked his reputation on the British winning….There are some Bollywood style songs and dances here which i must admit i skipped over to get back to the ‘action’ but most of those which i did watch actually did add to the feel of the occasion and lent more detail to the story.

In the end, seeing the economically-raped natives team up and turn the tables on the Brits had me pumping my postcolonial fist in the air. If a Brit were been nearby my fist might have gone up his ass. This movie is that inspiring.

If you’ve seen enough films from India you’ll recognize quite a few stock characters here: the hero, the baddie, the ruffian, etc. What you won’t often see in other Hindi films are outcasts. This and other inclusions raise “Lagaan” above standard cinematic cuisine. Plus you’ll learn a little colonizer history – the land tax which prompts the cricket match was a both a revenue raiser for the British empire and a back breaker for the locals.

The star, Aamir Khan, has unflagging energy that drives the movie through nearly four hours of film. Sweeping camera angles with liberal use of tunes that both story tell and resonate make “Lagaan” a buoyant movie, one that Hollywood could easily make if more than two percent of the creatives in movie making nowadays gave a shit. Sure the movie wants your money . . . but it earns it. This movie puts on a great show. And you’ll learn a bit about cricket by the end as well. So Download Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Full Movie Free HD Video for PC and Mac.