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The year was 2002. Aamir Khan was during a tip of his diversion as Lagaan had done a approach to a final list of nominations during a 74th Academy Awards. For this era of cine-goers, it was a vast achievement.
The era that had grown adult examination Aamir in films like Dil and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak were constant fans of a actor and to tip that, a cricket-based film that had already entertained a vast partial of a public in domestic markets, done for a ideal hopeful that we could all unanimously hearten for.
This was a story of underdogs – a film and a makers’ tour adult to a Oscars. The film hadn’t even had a correct melodramatic recover before a Oscar season, distinct a competitors so it was utterly a plea for them to beget hum for an Indian film.
For us, this assignment brought measureless pride. We finally had a film that could be displayed on an general platform, a film that distinguished a strain and dance enlightenment of Bollywood nonetheless showcased Gowariker’s qualification of filmmaking. Lagaan had a best of songs and a best of actors. The film was an enchanting sports play that targeted a nationalistic feelings opposite a goras. Basically, it checked all a boxes that Bollywood didn’t even know existed.
An Indian film that could potentially move a Oscar esteem was adequate to get us vehement and so we did a part, watch TV. The Academy Awards telecast starts utterly early with a red runner going on for hours followed by a tangible rite so we waited, patiently. The rite started and with any new difficulty removing announced we felt closer to a prize. The impulse came and went by with Bosnia’s No Man’s Land winning a trophy. Yet, we were still lucent with pride.
Lagaan was a outrageous strike here and was appreciated for a singular storytelling, dictatorial performances and a cricket play it presented that kept us bending compartment a final ball. And while it positive a makers that they will win awards in India, Oscars was unchartered territory. Lagaan did finish adult winning 8 National Film Awards.
For a nation that boasts of a film attention like Bollywood, this assignment came as a motivator. Popular Hindi cinema had found a general public in NRIs though removing appreciation from The Academy was still new for us. Lagaan gave us a proclivity that a strain and dance play of Bollywood, that in many ways is a USP, could be marketed in unfamiliar shores as well.
Lagaan did not win a Oscar though what it achieved is nonetheless to be achieved by any other Indian film given then. We are still watchful for a day when waking adult during an wretched hour would indeed matter to us as Indians. And we’re still anticipating that we get a possibility to extol a cinema, when a rest of a universe is applauding it too
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