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Lagaan: Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker celebrates 21 years of the period sports drama with its team

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Lagaan also stars Pradeep Rawat, Raghubir Yadav, Gracy Singh and Paul Blackthorne.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 09.06 AM, Jun 17, 2022

Lagaan: Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker celebrates 21 years of the period sports drama with its team

Cricket and cinema are two things that have a massive market in the country, and Ashutosh Gowariker’s period sports drama Lagaan brought them together in 2001. As the movie turns 21 years old, lead actor Aamir Khan has now got back with many members of its team to celebrate the occasion. 

The official Instagram handle of Aamir Khan Productions shared a video with the fans with the caption, “#21YearsOfLagaan”. The video features a number of people connected with the movie coming together, and having a great time. Khan, Gowariker, Pradeep Rawat and cricketer Irfan Pathan can be seen in the video. 

The fun video features some wholesome moments, such as the team sitting in a circle and having a few laughs, then playing a game of foosball and what appears to be Aamir Khan showcasing his cricket skills by shadow batting. 

The film, which is co-written by Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma and Gowariker, is set during the British Raj in a village that has been hit by long draughts and heavy taxes. The locals get a chance to set things right when some Englishmen challenge them to a game of cricket. 

Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Vivek, Raj Zutshi, Raghubir Yadav, Akhilendra Mishra, Yashpal Sharma, and Javed Khan are among other members of the movie’s cast. Amitabh Bachchan also appears in the movie as the narrator. 

Lagaan received critical acclaim following its release, and also became just the third Indian film to be nominated for Best Foreign feature at the Academy Awards. The movie was also a commercial hit following its theatrical release. The period sports drama is now available to stream on Netflix.