On In Celebrities

6 Terrible Mistakes In Lagaan You Failed To Notice

The movie 'Lagaan' has completed 15 years. It has a prominent place in both Indian and international cinema. It has been one of the all-time big blockbusters. After movies like Mother India and Salaam Bombay, Lagaan became the third Indian movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.The movie did exceptionally well in India and went on to create history by getting nominated in Best Foreign Film category at Oscars 2002. Lagaan is one of the most epic Indian movies and will always be remembered as one of Bollywood’s most loved classics. Nothing is perfect, and neither is the movie Lagaan. If you are a good observer or much into movies, you might have spotted some mistakes. If you haven't, check them out.

1. Six ball over.

The six ball overs were introduced in 1900. Until 1889, the over consisted of 4 deliveries and then the number of balls in an over were increased to 5 in 1899.

2. Boundaries

Picket fence or a physical entity such as a cycling or athletic track running around the ground were in the form of boundaries.

3. Front Foot

The no ball rule was introduced in 1962. Still one of the balls on which a player was called out was given as a No Ball.

4. The Bowling action.

Other than one or two of the villagers with indigenous deliveries, all the bowlers depicted in the movie bowled with modern over-arm actions. This would have been quite rare in 1893.

5. Middle or off stump

Kachra on his first wicket hits the OFF Stump. In the next scene, it shows that he hits the MIDDLE stump and the OFF Stump is undisturbed.

6. The wrong scoreboard.

When Kachra was batting, the scoreboard in the background showed a score of 314. The close-up of the scoreboard shows the score to be 313 after two more runs have been scored. 

One of the most loved classics.

Despite some mistakes, Lagaan takes you back into time in the world of Indian cricket giving you a feeling of nostalgia. Express your love for Lagaan. Comment below your Lagaan experience or any of the memories related to it.