Lagaan (2001): At 12, Still a Benchmark, Still Loads of Fun

12 years this day. As I've written here before, and as we all well know, Lagaan also marked a turning point for Hindi cinema. A well-crafted, critically-acclaimed film that could serve the function of a popular movie (and earn box office collections like one) wasn't necessarily perceived as a viable option. Lagaan changed that. This change is also mentioned in this interesting two-episode BBC Documentary series, "Bollywood Breaking Barriers."

The Lagaan post archive is available here, and via the permanent banner in the sidebar (to the right).

Last month marked 100 years since the first Indian feature film was released. That was the subject of a great, fun film Harishchandrachi Factory, discussed here.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your movies!

Best wishes and love always.