PG | | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
The first Bollywood production in 30 years to use synchronized sound. An Arri535 camera, brought over from Germany, was used to facilitate sync-sound recording. Most Indian films are dubbed entirely in the studio in the process known as ADR.
Rajah Puran Singh:
Crush Captain Russell's impudence.
SPOILER. Every time British soldiers go past on horseback, the Union flag carried by one of them is always upside down. As an internationally recognized distress signal, it's an unconscious revealing of the result of the cricket match.
Hindi, English, Awadhi, Urdu
£91,281 (UK) (17 June 2001)
$70,147 (USA) (16 June 2002)
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