Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India
Our next movie selection is a true epic. Released in 2002 LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA is lavish, rousing entertainment in the old-fashioned tradition of Hollywood musicals. The story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan (Aamir Khan), an enigmatic young farmer with courage born of conviction and a dream in his heart. He is helped by Elizabeth (Rachel Shelley), the beautiful English girl who came to India and lost her heart, and Bhuvan's pillar of strength, Gauri (Gracy Singh), the young and perky village girl who dreams only of a home with the man she loves. A story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people. Adversity faced with fortitude and injustice with dignity. There is slowly awakening pride, the grit and determination of a people who have everything to lose. Faith and courage come face to face with arrogance and ruthlessness. And the human spirit triumphs. The LA Times raved "An affectionate homage to a popular genre that raises it to the level of an art film with fully drawn characters, a serious underlying theme, and a sophisticated style and point of view." And Roger Ebert exclaimed LAGAAN is "An enormously entertaining movie, like nothing we've ever seen before, and yet completely familiar." Settle in and enjoy LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA exclusively on Netflix here.