Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
, Dryden Theatre
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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

(Ashutosh Gowariker, India 2001, 220 min., 35mm, Hindi, Awadhi, Urdu w/subtitles)

Stories of Indian Cinema. One of the biggest sensations of modern Indian cinema, Lagaan is an epic tale of love and power (and sports!) set in a small village under British occupation. In the year 1893, a rebellious young farmer rallies his community to oppose the tax imposed by the foreign oppressor. An English captain challenges the protesters with cricket, a game then completely unknown in India. The stake is nothing less than the villagers’ lives. A triumph of romance, choreography (in the exhilarating musical numbers), and heart-stopping action, Lagaan displays the genius of the Bollywood style at its very best.

See the exhibition! On view in the museum, Stories of Indian Cinema: Abandoned & Rescued tells the behind-the-scenes tale of how the Eastman Museum acquired the largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema at any museum or archive in the world.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to offer a hands-on opportunity for you to observe and interact with film archivists from the museum as they inspect reels of film from the George Eastman Museum's Indian cinema collection.

Event Details

Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Dryden Theatre
$7 members
$10 nonmembers
$5 students with ID

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