Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India was released in the year 2001。Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India is also called as Lagaan, Lagaan: Érase una vez en la India, Lagaan - Era Uma Vez Na Índia, Lagaan - olipa kerran Intiassa, Land Tax。
Sometime during latter half of the 19th century, a small village in North India is facing drought conditions. Captain Andrew Russell (Paul Blackthorne), the British captain of the nearby cantonment, demands double of the usual land tax (lagaan) from the villagers. When the villagers' representatives go to meet Captain Russell to discuss the situation, Capt. Russell challenges them to a game of cricket with his team after three months. A young villager Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) accepts the challenge and starts to build his team of villagers for the showdown with their colonial rulers.