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Would you believe the most enchanting musical of the year is an almost four-hour-long epic about a ragtag group of 19th-century Indian farmers who form a cricket team to take on an arrogant British captain? The old-fashioned Hollywood musical is alive and well in India's Bollywood industry, where the joyful explosion of music and dance and innocent romance abounds in sweeping epics. In this infectious tale of bloodless revolution, the underdog outcasts and oddballs of a fractured village pull together into a unified team to take on the oppressive colonial Brits at their own game. Think The Longest Yard meets The Seven Samurai by way of Rudyard Kipling, with cricket bats, choreographed dance numbers, romantic triangles, and a rousing call to solidarity. There are no surprises, but what spirit, what color, what good fun! --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby


Aamir Khan
Raghuvir Yadav

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 224 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 8, 2002
    EuropeJun 15, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 22, 2002
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