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A big screen documentary on Lagaan

One is used to see the making of a film on small screen through television channels or add-on features in a DVD pack. But this is for the first time in the history of Indian cinema that the making of a film will be showcased on the big screen. And the film in question is the epic Oscar-nominated blockbuster Lagaan. The documentary film, named after a popular song from the film is titled Chale Chalo: The Lunacy Of Film Making. The film is directed by Satyajit Bhatkal who earlier wrote a book The Spirit of Lagaan, made an English documentary on the making of Lagaan (that premiered at the Locarno Film Festival) and finally edited the English version to make the Hindi documentary. This completes his hat trick on working on the making of Lagaan. Bhatkal shot over 300 hours of raw footage while the Lagaan was under-production and edited it over three years to come up with a 2-hour 22-minute documentary. The film will showcase interesting behind-the-scenes look and untold facts on Lagaan. The three stars of the documentary are director Ashutosh Gowariker, producer-actor Aamir Khan and Aamirs ex-wife Reena. The film financed by Aamir Khan Productions will hit the screens on July 9. The film wont be promoted through any television trailers and movie hoardings. With such an initiative the film appears more of an attempt to showcase the making of an epic rather than targeted as a box-office money-spinner product.

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