Old Bollywood poster of the cult Hindi film, Lagaan (2001) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original Bollywood poster of the blockbuster 2001 period film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker that starred Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne in lead roles.
An Indian epic sports-drama, Lagaan became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988), making this poster highly collectible!
Lagaan received critical acclaim and bagged eight National Film Awards, nine Filmfare Awards, nine Screen Awards and ten IIFA Awards. It was included in Empire Magazine’s “100 Best Films of World Cinema,” Time Magazine’s “All-TIME 25 Best Sports Movies” and was also the only Indian film to be listed on Channel 4’s “50 Films to See Before you Die.”
Printed and circulated somewhere during the original first release of the film in 2001, this Lagaan poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Superstar Aamir Khan is seen prominently at the center of this glossy Lagaan poster. He is flanked by Gracy Singh on one side and British actress Rachel Shelley on the other. A line at the bottom written in Devanagari Hindi script gives away the period setting of the film.
The highly acclaimed soundtrack of Lagaan was composed by A.R. Rahman with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Held as one of A.R. Rahman’s finest compositions, the soundtrack became a rage throughout the nation upon its release. Songs like “Mitwa” and “Chale Chalo” are fondly remembered and played till today.
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