Lagaan Week 2010: Cricket 101

Shell of Shell's Bollyworld discusses how everything she knows about cricket, she learned from Lagaan! Sport as a metaphor for life has been a recurring theme in global cinema, but Lagaan was one of the first Hindi films, if not the first, to succeed as immensely in capturing those metaphors and being more than a film on a sport. Yet, it also became an introduction to cricket for audiences unfamiliar with the sport. Besides, as Shell notes with the several frames from the film, the villagers' trying to learn the sport also provided ample opportunity to inject comic relief into an otherwise serious challenge.

Please check out her post to comment and discuss. Thank you, Shell!