I loved Lagaan...saw it (a bottleg copy, I now realize) after walking into an Indian video store and asking for a recommendation. It's a wonderful sweeping period movie, an inspiring underdog sports movie and a bit of a Bollywood movie with song and dance all rolled into one. Star and producer Aamir Khan is as talented as he is handsome. It's great that the Academy gave the nod to a "musical" (almost all Indian movies are). I'm a songwriter and also enjoy watching movies with music, so I hope this is a trend. Monsoon Wedding was a similar joy...a nice change from the European "art" film seriousness.