Lagaan (2001); Once Upon a Time in India

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Acquired in 2001 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Brar, Simrit
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Amir Khan Productions
date_end
2001-12-31
date_start
2001-01-01
date_text
2001 (made)
descriptive_line
Indian film poster.
dimensions
Height: 74 cm, Width: 105 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood (Contemporary Space 01/01/0006-06/10/2002)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
56196
label
Set in a farming village in central India at the end of the 19th century, this is a classic battle of good against evil. Lagaan means land tax, and the villagers are unable to pay this to their British rulers because there has been no rain and no harvest for three years. The British officer challenges them to a cricket match, a game which the villagers are unfamiliar with, and if they win the tax will be abolished, if they loose it will be tripled. The poster depicts the cricket team with their leader, Bhuvan, played by Amir Khan.
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:57:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:57:50.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, printing ink
materials_techniques
Lithograph on paper
museum_number
IS.91-2001
museum_number_token
is912001
object_number
O62397
object_type
Poster
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
On the left hand side of the poster is a portrait of the hero (Amir Khan). The rest of the design is filled with the eleven members of the village cricket team around whom the story is based. They are set against the desert landscape of Rajasthan and the outline of a map. The title runs across the bottom.
place
United Kingdom
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
Mass produced
public_access_description
Set in a farming village in central India at the end of the 19th century, this is a classic battle of good against evil. Lagaan means land tax, and the villagers are unable to pay this to their British rulers because there has been no rain and no harvest for three years. The British officer challenges them to a cricket match, a game which the villagers are unfamiliar with, and if they win the tax will be abolished, if they loose it will be tripled. The poster depicts the cricket team with their leader, Bhuvan, played by Amir Khan.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
lagaan-2001-once-upon-a-poster-brar-simrit
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
lithography
title
Lagaan (2001); Once Upon a Time in India
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2001
year_start
2001