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Release Date 15 June, 2001
Budget ₹24 crores
Box Office India ₹35 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹65 crores
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Led by Bhuvan, the people of a small village in British India risk their future on a game of cricket against their evil British rulers. The bet is if they lose the game, they will be forced to pay 3 times the original tax to the Britishers, and if they win they will have to pay no tax at all.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹1.0 crores
First Weekend₹3.15 crores
First Week₹6.63 crores
Second Week₹5.61 crores
Third Week₹4.19 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹35 crores
Worldwide Gross₹65 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹232.75 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹432.25 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Lagaan landed at the box office with a solid reviews from the critics and was critically acclaimed by everyone. It made an excellent impressive on the minds of the audience and collected a huge amount in the theatres. The first week journey of the film helped it to set its foot on the screens. It continued its strong run in the second week as well.

After a strong journey in the theatres, it managed to become the third highest Hindi grosser of the year. In the overseas market also, it fared well and turned out to be the second highest grosser of the year after Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

Full Cast & Characters

Aamir KhanBhuvan
Gracy SinghGauri
Rachel ShelleyElizabeth Russell
Paul BlackthorneCaptain Andrew Russell
Suhasini MulayYashodamai
Kulbhushan KharbandaRajah Puran Singh
Raghuvir YadavBhura
Rajendra GuptaMukhiya
Rajesh VivekGuran
Shri Vallabh VyasIshwar
Javed KhanRam Singh
Raj ZutshiIsmail
Akhilendra MishraArjan
Daya Shankar PandeyGoli
Yashpal SharmaLakha
Amin HajeeBagha
Aditya LakhiaKachra
A.K. HangalA.K. Hangal

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This film was highly inspired by an old film, Naya Daur.
  • Sonali Bendre wanted to play the lead role.
  • Aamir Khan actually pierced his ear for his role.
  • The earrings he wore in the entire film is of his real-life wife Kiran's earrings.
  • Before Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan & SRK were offered the role.
  • Everyone was doing so perfect that the first cut while shooting was almost 7 hours long.
  • This film marks India's official entry to the Academy Awards in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
  • This film was shot in Bhuj which was destroyed in an earthquake after 6 months of Lagaan.
  • Paul Blackthorne underwent the Hindi language classes for 6 months before shooting.
  • For the role of Gracy, Preity Zinta was approached.
  • Ameesha Patel was also interested. She even auditioned for the role.
  • Aamir organized a special screening of this film for the villagers of Bhuj before the release.
  • This was the first Indian film to be premiered in China.

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