Feature FilmNow Running Hindi


Dir.:ected by Ashutosh Gowariker | Rated: U (CBFC) | 3h 44min | 15 Jun 2001


In the village of Champaner in 1893, Captain Andrew Russell has brought some devastating news. He has imposed a large sum of tax on the villagers, who are already struggling to make ends meet due to an on-going drought. With the leadership of the charismatic village youth Bhuvan, they ask Raja Puran Singh for help, who is sympathetic, but says that his hands are tied. On their return after this unsuccessful venture, Bhuvan spots a game of cricket being played by the British and mocks it. To this, Russell comes up with a challenge for the villagers. He tells Bhuvan, that if they can beat his team at a game of cricket, he will relieve them of taxes for three years. However, if they lose, they will have to pay three times the amount. Bhuvan agrees instantly without consulting the others, believing it to be the only way of earning their freedom. With the help of Russell’s sister Elizabeth, who sees the injustice being meted out to the villagers, Bhuvan manages to get together a team, from people who have no clue about the game.

Release Date
15 Jun 2001
Adventure, Romance, Historical
Sound Mix
Aspect Ratio
3h 44min
Censor Rating

Cast and Crew

Aamir Khan
as Bhuvan
Gracy Singh
as Gauri
Rachel Shelley
as Elizabeth Russell
Paul Blackthorne
as Captain Andrew Russell
Suhasini Mulay
as Yashodamai
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
as Rajah Puran Singh
Directed by
Ashutosh Gowariker
Written by
Ashutosh Gowariker, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma,
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