Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Scans | 03:36:01 | 6,26 Gb + 6,20 Gb
Audio: Hindi-English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Bulgarian, Czech (total 16, see below)
Genre: Drama, Romance | Nominated for Oscar + 44 wins | India
One of the most expensive films ever to come out of Bollywood, Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of their taxes – the hated lagaan. Led by the heroic Bhuvan (Indian superstar Aamir Khan) they bring their plight to the military governor, Captain Russell (Paul Blackthorne). But the sadistic Russell threatens to raise the lagaan threefold, unless the villagers can beat his men at a game of cricket, in which case he'll lift taxes on the entire province for a period of three years…..