Film director of Ashutosh Gowarikar Lagaan, released two decades ago, changed the course of Hindi cinema. The film was released in 2001 when Bollywood was giving back to back romantic films. Aamir Khan’s film came like a breath of fresh air around this time.
The film received wide critical acclaim at international film festivals and also won several awards. The film also became the third Indian film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film after Salaam Bombay and Mother India.
Besides the stellar staging and cinematography, the film’s success also goes to its cast and crew. When we found a rare old clip from the cast of Lagaan, we were more than thrilled. The clip appears to be from the casting rehearsal, where all the cast saw the iconic song Ghanan Ghanan rehearse. The excitement, energy and aura of the music video takes you back to 2001 and makes you think you were there.
In the clip, Aamir Khan is childish as Bhuvan and Gracy Singh’s poise as Gauri was inescapable. It’s also worth pointing out that Aamir forgetting his lines was a hilarious change. Watch the video below:
Netizens also agreed that the video was pure nostalgia. One user wrote: “It’s gold” while another commented: “Gazab Gold stuff !!! ❤️❤️❤️ ”The third user commented:“ They are character, Lakha is calm, Amir is mischievous. ❤️ “
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan was seen in a special ‘Har Funn Maula’ dance number opposite Elli AvrRam in Amin Hajee’s movie Koi Jaane Na. The psychological thriller stars Amyra Dastur and Kunal Kapoor as the main cast. While the song was composed by Tanishk Bagchi and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Vishal Dadlani and Zara Khan gave their vocals for the song.
What do you think of the behind-the-scenes clip from the 2001 movie Lagaan? Let us know in the comments.
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