Lagaan (Hindi: लगान, translation: land tax) is a 2001 Indian drama film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker said written instructions. Aamir Khan, who also filmmakers, stars and Gray Singh lead; British actor Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne plays a supporting role. To the budget of Rs. 250 million (U.S. $ 5,500,000), the film was shot near Bhuj, India's ancient villages. The film is set in Victorian England and around a deserted village from Raj who is oppressed by the British to impose high taxes farmers rotation. They tried to persuade the British officers, in order to reduce taxes because of poor agricultural production. On the contrary, is to provide a bet. If their team defeated England village cricket team, a three-year tax will be canceled. In an interview with the bet, the villagers face a strange game and learning the results, which will change the fate of their village to play difficult task. The film received critical acclaim and awards at international film festivals, and many Indian film awards. It also became the third Hindi language film for Best Foreign Language Film Academy, the mother of India (1957) and Salaam Bombay Award nomination! (1988). This is one of the biggest box, and in 2001 the DVD sales were hit Bollywood film from 2010 to 2007.In the highest, the film magazine Empire, 55, was listed as the "100 Best Movie World movie."