Chale Chalo shows the untold story of Aamir Khan's Lagaan

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jun 09, 2014 13:39 IST

Lagaan (2001)
Ashutosh Gowariker's film was based on two passions Indians feel the most, patriotism and cricket. Set in a pre-Independence era, the film beautifully Indianises cricket and its terminology. It also becomes the backdrop of a complicated love triangle. Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan was nominated as the official Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Actor-producer Aamir Khan on Sunday released a documentary titled Chale Chalo on the journey of his film Lagaan.

"I am so glad I can show this film to the nation. I am extremely happy for the first time we will see this film live. This film is about the journey of how we made Lagaan and we wanted to make it on record.

"For me, this journey is now like a family album I can even watch it 20 years down the line and enjoy it. I am so glad even the nation can watch it with us now," Aamir told reporters during the screening of Chale Chalo.

Read: Aamir Khan's experiments with cinema

"It's a documentary film and we have also won a national award for best documentary."

The screening of Chale Chalo took place at the Yash Raj studios and was simultaneously premiered on TV.

Karan Johar hosted the show and interacted with Aamir Khan during the commercial break.

Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, Lagaan featured Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in the lead.


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