Cricket-based Bollywood film Lagaan in which people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers, has been included in a list of the 25 best sports movies by Time. The magazine said it was the “longest and the most enthralling underdog sports movie ever”. The Aamir Khan-starrer, which was nominated for the Oscars, was a huge success not only amongst movie lovers but also cricket fanatics. “Even those who know none of cricket’s complicated rules will bounce in their seats to AR Rahman’s irrepressible tunes; here, one can immediately and fully accept the Bollywood trope of music and dance as an expression of life’s deepest, most soaring emotions”, the magazine said. This sure will be a proud moment for Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood.
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