Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan, starring Aamir Khan in the lead role, clocked 21 years and on the special occasion, the film's director Ashutosh Gowariker decided to share a couple of throwbacks with Aamir Khan and the film's crew. Posting the pictures on Twitter, he wrote: "Extremely humbled by the love that Lagaan receives continuously from everyone especially across social media! I take the opportunity in this 21st year Of Lagaan to once again thank Aamir and the amazing cast and crew, that is responsible for all this love." He added the hashtag #21YearsOfLagaan."
See Ashutosh Gowariker's tweet here:
Extremely humbled by the love that LAGAAN receives continuously from everyone especially across Social Media!— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) June 15, 2022
I take the opportunity in this 21st Year Of Lagaan to once again thank Aamir and the amazing Cast & Crew, that is responsible for all this LOVE! #21YearsOfLagaanpic.twitter.com/touhBUrwGv
Lagaan boasted of an impressive star cast with several thespians. It also featured Gracy Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajendra Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Pradeep Rawat and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne, to name a few.
The story of Lagaan revolved around a small village where the locals were oppressed by high tax rates. The film, set in the Victorian era, was shot in Gujarat. The officers and the locals play a game of cricket as a wager to avoid taxes. Lagaan went on to become one of the biggest hits and emerged as one of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema. Lagaan was the last Indian film which made it to the final cut of the Oscar nominations. It was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.