|Film||Lagaan (English translation: Tax)|
|Cast||Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Raghubir Yadav, Yashpal Sharma & A. K. Hangal|
|Size||Approximately 40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
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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.
Ten players of the cricket team led by captain Aamir Khan are seen prominently in this glossy Lagaan poster. Smiles and shouts of victory are seen in their expression. Typography used in this Bollywood poster is entirely in Devanagari Hindi. A line on the top of this Lagaan poster reads “A Historic Victory.” Below the title, a line at the bottom, “Several Years Ago, Somewhere In India …” 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.