Lagaan is many movies rolled into one!
It is hard to quantify Lagaan. Lagaan is about a sport, where a win is crucial not just for self-respect but also for sheer survival. It also gently blends issues of casteism, patriotism, nationalism and freedom..
A cricket pitch created at the rain starved Champaner becomes the battleground. If the residents win the match, the angrez laatsaab will forgive them the lagaan and if they loose, the lagaan would be extracted at twice the going rate. The game becomes a stirring metaphor for winning and loosing.
Lagaan is a glorious heady entertainer powered by brilliant performances from every character. Aamir played the challenging role of Bhuvan, the playful villager ready to go head-on with the mighty Britishers effortlessly.