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Lagaan - Once upon a Time in India - 2-Disc Collectors Edition - All Regions DVD - PAL - Aamir Khan - Bollywood

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  • Actors: Aamir Khan
  • Directors: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Format: PAL, Dolby, Subtitled, Colour
  • Language: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Hindi
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Run Time: 215.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006O2P83M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,411 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I have seen many Indian movies and I think I am a bit of a connoisseur. I rate Lagaan among the all-time best. I like the historical perspective. It plays on the fanatic Indian love for cricket and places the colonials in fair light. I found the boyish Aamir came of age for his Direction, in complement to his superb acting. I have seen the film 5 times. I feel proud to say that whereas I am not Indian, my wife is and she did not have to force me to see Lagaan.
I would force many people to see it though and they would be grateful for the chance.
Keep it up Aamir and bravo Bollywood.
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My route to this movie is quite longwinded. I am a white englishman, so Bend it Like Beckham is the closest I have come to a Bollywood movie before now, but each year I play cricket against London Theatres and one of their players mentioned that he and a number of his team mates had been to India to play cricket in this film. I then heard that one of them had written a book about the experience "From Balham to Bollywood". So I bought and read the book (which is fascinating) and this led to me checking out the movie.
As I said, I am not experienced in the Bollywood genre, so have nothing to compare it to, but despite the cod-ness of some of the cricket scenes I found myself and my whole family thoroughly enjoying the 3 hour experience of watching this film. Good, old fashioned cinema fun that seems to be going out of fashion elsewhere in the world.
I recommend anybody, whatever race or creed to check out this DVD.
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By Bob Salter TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Mar. 2009
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This film was my first experience of Bollywood and I would like to say how pleasantly surprised I was. It has an air of innocence about it that Western cinema has lost. A bit like those old Fred Astaire musicals of the thirties. Sadly films of today have lost a lot of the simple joy that the early cinema bought to the public. But thankfully it is still alive and well in India. I had the pleasure of watching with my Pakistani friend who patiently explained to me matters such as the caste system which is relevant in this film. An added bonus for me!

"Lagaan" stands for land tax. The evil British commander threatens the impoverished nearby villagers with triple tax unless they win a game of cricket. As a keen cricketer this was the carrot that drew me to watch the film, and I am pleased to say that the film demonstrated a sound knowledge of the subject. The spin bowler was unable to exert turn until the ball became old and rash shots were often punished with the loss of a wicket. If you do not understand cricket it does not really matter. You will have a better knowledge by the end, but it is not necessary to enjoy the picture. Sorry if I have made you yawn. The films star Aamir Khan plays Bhuvan who leads the village team who resemble the dirty dozen. They are a very mixed bag of characters including one who is an untouchable and another who can only be described as a complete and utter raving looney. Can Bhuvan turn them into a team in time to face the evil British? I am pleased to report that they are not all rotten to the core as the attractive sister of the evil Officer proves. There is of course romance in the air between Bhuvan and Gauri a very pretty village girl.
The game of course goes to the last ball.
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Sumptuously filmed and tremendously entertaining - plus being a great intro for those who know little about cricket but want to understand more!
The simmering anger of the Indian villagers and the stiff upper lip of the British Raj provides an enjoyable dynamic throughout the film.
The music and choreography are excellent.
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This is a movie that was made to perfect from start to finish. The story flowed so well that one would not realise that one has been in an uncomfortable chair for 3 hours and 40 minutes. Before watching this movie I did not understand cricket neither did I have any interest. Since watching the drama on screen I have been both watching and playing cricket. The camera work, direction, production and the actors were fantastic. It is a must see. A real shame it didn't get the Oscar.
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My route to this movie is quite longwinded. I am a white englishman, so Bend it Like Beckham is the closest I have come to a Bollywood movie before now, but each year I play cricket against London Theatres and one of their players mentioned that he and a number of his team mates had been to India to play cricket in this film. I then heard that one of them had written a book about the experience "From Balham to Bollywood". So I bought and read the book (which is fascinating) and this led to me checking out the movie.
As I said, I am not experienced in the Bollywood genre, so have nothing to compare it to, but despite the cod-ness of some of the cricket scenes I found myself and my whole family thoroughly enjoying the 3 hour experience of watching this film. Good, old fashioned cinema fun that seems to be going out of fashion elsewhere in the world.
I recommend anybody, whatever race or creed to check out this DVD.
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This is the most brilliantly indulgent film making I have ever seen. It really feels like nothing has been held back in this film, from the construction of the nineteenth century village to the unbelievable length of the film. The film is in two simple parts - the first part builds up the characters and the second part is a cricket match. But the beauty of the film is in the care, and considerable time it gives to both parts, which builds up the emotions at the end of the cricket match to a truly nail-biting crescendo. You just couldn't get away with this kind of indulgence in English or American film. The studios would cut down its length to half leaving limp characterisation and not enough of the sporting action.
I highly recommend it
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