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.
Sha Rukh Khan wanted his film "Asoka" to be India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. However, he later recognized that "Lagaan" was a better film for that.
British Team Member:
Coming from the jungle?
British Team Member 2: Make way!
British Team Member: Don't get too close, Smithy!
British Team Member 2: What on Earth is he doing?
Capt. Russell: This way, sir.
Col. Boyer: What an extrodinary stance! It looks as if he's riding a horse!
Col. Boyer: Well struck, sir!
Capt. Russell: Umpire, he can't do that. It's not cricket.
Bhuvan: Guran, hit the ...
The film although based in the year 1893 shows quite a few British Lieutenants to be clean-shaven. The British Indian Army regulated all commissioned officers to wear whiskers till 1910, so the lieutenants had to wear beards or at least moustaches.
Hindi, English, Awadhi, Urdu
£91,281 (UK) (17 June 2001)
$70,147 (USA) (16 June 2002)
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