Historic movies made in Bollywood
“Lagaan” is a 2001 Indian sports drama film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, starring Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, and Rachel Shelley. The film is set in the late 19th century during the British Raj and tells the story of a small village in central India that is forced to pay an unjust tax (Lagaan) to the British, and how the villagers unite to challenge the British in a game of cricket.
The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving widespread praise for its storyline, performances, music, and cinematography. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won numerous awards, including eight National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards.
“Lagaan” is considered a landmark film in Indian cinema for its unique blend of a period drama with a sports film, and for its representation of the struggle of Indians under colonial rule. The film’s music, composed by A. R. Rahman, is also highly acclaimed and includes the popular songs “Mitwa” and “Radha Kaise Na Jale”.