Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Bollywood, baby.

Few things got the customers at Videoville as riled up as someone playing a three-hour musical in a foreign language on the in-store TV’s.

I got very good at dodging incoming coffee cups.

And then kept on teaching the ungrateful heathens about movies from India – lush, rolling epics full of color and soaring emotions.

This one features a plucky band of villagers who challenge the sneering British to a winner-takes-all cricket match, with the financial fate of the locals at stake.

So, it’s your classic underdog sports film, with frequent outbursts of songs.



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