Lagaan

  • Aamir Khan: We won a national award for best documentary for 'Chale Chalo' June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Aamir Khan Sunday released a documentary titled "Chale Chalo" on the journey of his film "Lagaan" on &Pictures. "I am so glad I can show this film to the nation. I am extremely happy for the first time we will see this film live. This film is about the...
  • India blew its chance at Oscar, says Danis Tanovic October 27, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Academy Award winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tavonic is upset with Indian decision makers for choosing a 'good film' like 'The Good Road' over its 'best horse', 'The Lunchbox' as the representative to compete for the Oscar in the best foreign language film category this year. And he is not...
  • 'Lagaan', 'Dil Chahta Hai' marked new period of Indian cinema: KJo April 28, 2013

    Mumbai: For filmmaker Karan Johar, 2001 was the turning point in Hindi cinema as two unique films - 'Dil Chahta Hai' and 'Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India' - truly set the ball rolling for change. "I think there are a lot of decades of brilliance. The 1940s and 1950s...
  • Javed Akhtar@68: The man behind soulful lyrics January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Very few Bollywood people are as versatile as Javed Akhtar. The hugely acclaimed screenwriter turned lyricist with 'Duniya' in 1984. His simple, touching and soulful lyrics have started a new trend in Bollywood which changed the value of words in songs forever. Hindi film songs came out of the...
  • Emraan Hashmi in 'No Man's Land' director's next November 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi has reportedly signed Academy Award-winning Bosnian director Danis Tanovic's next film under the collaborative banner of several big production houses. Tanovic is best known for having directed and written 'No Man's Land', which won him the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001- the same...
  • 'Political films impact people's sensibility' October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, known for films like 'Lagaan', 'Swades' and 'Jodhaa Akbar', supports movies based on political issues as he believes they can have a profound influence on the people. "As far as political movies are concerned, they impact a lot because politics is a very important force in our...
  • US college shows 'Sholay' to start 'Year of India' September 13, 2012

    New York: An American college, which has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations, screened the 1970s bollywood blockbuster 'Sholay' as it hosted a 'Year of India' during the 2012-13 academic year that will also see presentations to explore India. Queens College of the City University of New York...
  • No improvement in actor AK Hangal's condition August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: There is no improvement in the condition of veteran actor A.K. Hangal and he is 'still serious', his son said Saturday. Hangal was recently admitted to hospital here following a hip fracture. "His condition is still serious and there is no sign of improvement. He has a breathing problem and...
  • Bollywood Blockbuster: The making of 'Lagaan' June 2, 2012

    On this episode the cast of 'Lagaan' talks about their experience while shooting for the film. ...
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur: Yashpal Sharma turns item boy May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Yashpal Sharma, who has been part of films like 'Lagaan', 'Gangaajal' and 'Aarakshan', will next be seen playing an item boy in Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. The 45-year-old essays the role of a singer in the movie, who thinks of himself as a Kishore...
  • Satyamev Jayate Episode 3: What went wrong? May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Ever since Satyamev Jayate premiered on national television on May 6, it has received tremendous appreciation from politicians, celebrities and society alike. But as the show is progressing, the interest in the social issues covered is slowly taking a downward spiral. The host Aamir Khan’s dialogue too seem...
  • Shreyas Talpade ventures into production April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Shreyas Talpade is all set to don the hat of a Bollywood producer treading in the footsteps of senior actors from the world of marquee. "I am planning on production and working on a couple of scripts. There have been a few people who have wanted me to...
  • 'Lagaan' in all time 25 best sports movies list September 26, 2011

    New York: Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan' which won an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category, has made it to the all-time 25 best sports movies list compiled by Time magazine. The 2001 film, set in the times of the British Raj in India, clinched the 14th spot on...
  • Aamir sings in Anna's support at Ramlila August 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Ramlila Maidan got its fair share of Bollywood dose finally on the twelfth day of Anna Hazare's protest fast. Actor Aamir Khan arrived at Ramlila Maidan with '3 Idiots' filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. Khan looked dapper in a white shirt and was welcomed on stage with a thundering applause. Khan...
  • Aamir-Farhan changed B'wood creativity July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The year was 2001 and "Lagaan" and "Dil Chahta Hai" landed in the theatres like a breath of fresh air. The forces behind the two path-breaking cinematic offerings - Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar respectively - are still spinning magic, with their creativity and innovations intact. "Lagaan" virtually changed...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: The idea of 'Lagaan' June 18, 2011

    This week on 'Bollywood Blockbusters' we look back at the idea behind making of Aamir Khan starrer 'Lagaan'. ...
  • Watch the making of 'Lagaan' June 16, 2011

    We show you what went into the making of the Bollywood's most memorable film 'Lagaan'. ...
  • 10 years of Bollywood hit movie 'Lagaan' June 16, 2011

    Star cast of Bollywood hit movie 'Lagaan' recalls its success story. ...
  • Aamir assures his support to AK Hangal January 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan says he will do the needful for 95-year-old character artist A.K. Hangal who is languishing in penury. "Certainly we need to do something. In the past also I had been with him. I will immediately find out how he is doing and do the needful," Aamir told reporters...
  • Watch: Actors walk down the 'Lagaan' lane August 30, 2010

    Catch the actors and director sweat it out in the sun shooting for the cricket sequences in Lagaan. ...
  • Aamir gets nostalgic about 'Lagaan' February 7, 2011

    Ashutosh Gowarikar's Lagaan starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh. ...
  • Why Aamir scores over SRK April 26, 2010

    Not much is common between superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, except their surname. One is a marketing genius, and the other is a king of public relations. One belongs to a film family of Mumbai (Aamir), while the other is from a middle-class business family of Delhi. Among...
  • Bollywood blockbusters: The making of Lagaan February 7, 2011

    Five months of shooting, a Rs 25 crore budget, actors from Mumbai and London and 10 thousand crowd of villagers from Bhuj and adjoining areas, that's what went into the making of Hindi cinema's most memorable film in the new millennium. ...
  • Lagaan, the making of a modern epic February 7, 2011

    Lagaan, the movie which made us feel patriotic without being jingoistic, is now almost 10 years old. The tale of a poor village defeating the British in cricket during the Raj era would have been unbelievable. What made the story believable were the characters of the film--each one etched out...
  • Ten on 10: IIFA winners of the decade June 15, 2009

    The 10th IIFA awards that took place in Macau on Saturday night. They gave away awards honouring actors, films, and directors for the last decade. Here's a look at the winners. ...
  • Aamir on past films, directors and Ghajini December 22, 2008

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand actor Aamir Khan takes a trip down memory lane. Known to be a perfectionist, Aamir talks about the directors he has worked with, his past films, and his experience shooting for them. The Ace Khan also discusses his forthcoming...
  • Aamir gets reprieve from Gujarat HC in chinkara case April 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday stayed a lower court's proceedings against actor Aamir Khan in the chinkara case. The court stayed bailable arrest warrants issued by the Bhuj court against Aamir and four others for allegedly filming chinkaras (a protected species) in his film Lagaan at Jam Kunaria...
  • Bailable warrant issued against Aamir Khan March 28, 2008

    Ahmedabad: A court in Gujarat on Friday issued bailable warrants against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and four others for filming Chinkara, an animal protected under the Wildlife Act, in the superhit Bollywood movie Lagaan. Among the four others is the film's director Ashutosh Gowariker. Commercial shooting of Chinkara is banned under the...
  • Sports, a new success formula for Bollywood? August 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Chak De India is Shah Rukh Khan's latest release but sports hasn't always been the Bollywood filmmaker's favourite formula for success. The most popular movie that brought together sports and the Hindi film format in an irresistible combo is Ashutosh Gowarikar's 2001 release Lagaan. The Aamir Khan starrer brought...
  • After Lagaan, Aamir takes to cricket again July 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Bhuvan, Goli, Guran and the rest of the motley crew from the Lagaan team walked in a packed shopping mall in Mumbai to play a game of cricket. So even as actor Aamir Khan won the toss and elected to field, the other team comprising of the winners of...