Everything I said in the intro post to Lagaan Week 2008 applies. Around this time last year, we discussed several features of the film, among them its cast, setting, soundtrack, lessons learned, and cricket game. There was a DVD set review, and a dedication to a villain turned hero. Then there was this discussion on probably why Lagaan worked for the masses, which doubled as a background score review.
This year, the hope is to share more about Lagaan that is external to the film (but not exclusively). As always, there will be an effort to strike a balance between fact and opinion. I'm also looking forward to sharing some fantastic guest posts. So, each day this week, please stop by for a treat related to the film to which I owe my love of Hindi cinema, and the only one I can recommend unconditionally. And while you're at it, you can always stop by here for some cake :) For now, enjoy the spellbinding music to the opening credits:
Here are the posts from Lagaan Week 2009:
Lagaan XI and their challenge
Guest post: You had me at Ghanan Ghanan
What makes Lagaan special?
Guest post: The sound feast that is the Lagaan soundtrack
On location and more on Project Extraordinaire