MUMBAI: Six years after its theatrical release, the DVD of Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan was released by Excel Home Video
The DVD was launched by Aamir Khan for the first time in India. To mark the occasion and the sixth anniversary of the Oscar Nominated blockbuster, a limited special anniversary edition set was launched. The set released by Excel Home Videos contains DVDs of Lagaan and Chale Chalo and rare movie memorabilia, which are a first in the Indian market.
Khan says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lagaan is personally close to my heart .We have painstakingly endeavored to make the DVDs a collectorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s item in the true sense of the word.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The set is uniquely packaged in a specially crafted wooden box. Each anniversary pack contains a special caricature of the Lagaan team created by Dhimant Vyas carved on it. There is also an exclusive 35 mm cinemascope filmstrip; especially hand-cut from the actual print of the movie giving everyone a chance to own the unique filmstrip.
The pack also contains rare collectible cards that take you through the special moments of the movie and a copper coin stamped with the character of Ã¢â‚¬ËœBhuvanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. The collectible coin comes embedded in a card with a special message from Aamir Khan.
The Lagaan DVD is digitally mastered in brilliant crystal clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound making it only the second Hindi film on DVD to have this technology to enhance the overall visual and audio experience. The DVD is digitally mastered in brilliant crystal clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound making it only the second Hindi film on DVD (after Parineeta) to have this technology. The limited edition box set is priced at Rs 1999.
There is also the regular DVD and VCD priced at Rs 399 and Rs 199 respectively.