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A film in a league of its own!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Lagaan - Once Upon A Time In India [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Never has such a film been made that is so rich with culture and so beautifully conveys the most poignant spiritual message. It is a film that speaks the truth using the most uplifting music that compels you to dance infront of the sceen.
It is unsurprising that the film has a strong spiritual message since it was made by Indias finest artists. In short the film is a celebration of those who are brave enough to stand by truth.
The film is set in a small simple village in India that is under the rule of the British. The British represent the ego who dominate and try to empower the simple Indian villages by imposing high tax demands on all their crops. There has been no rain and very little food so in desparation they plead with the British rulers to reduce their tax demands. A wager is set by the British ruler. The Indians will play a game of cricket against the English and if they win they will not have to pay tax for three years but if they lose they will have to pay three times as much. The Indians did not know the game of cricket and if they lost they would never be able to afford to pay three times their normal tax. Nonetheless they took on their challenge to fight for their rights and their freedom. The film will leave you feeling embarassed to be English but inspired to make a change in this slowly degenerating world.
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Initial post: 2 Jan 2012 15:26:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jan 2012 15:26:40 GMT
I'm not embarrassed at all to be English. I find your 'politically correct' comment more embarrassing.
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