The year was 2001 and Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai landed in the theatres like a breath of fresh air. The forces behind the two path-breaking cinematic offerings - Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar respectively - are still spinning magic, with their creativity and innovativeness intact.
Lagaan virtually changed film theatres into stadiums. As the movie moved towards the climax, audience claps and shouts got louder and louder. Scripted and directed by Ashuthosh Gowariker, the epic drama, set in pre-independence India about tax (lagaan) and cricket, not only gave a new perspective to Bollywood, but also marked a turning point in Aamir Khan's career.
Aamir, who decided to produce and act in the Oscar- nominated epic despite knowing that some big names like Shah Rukh Khan