‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Reveals Lagaan As His ‘Favourite’ Indian Movie
New Delhi: Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn during a chat on his social media revealed that Lagaan is his ‘Favourite’ Indian movie.
This came after a fan asked him what he thought of Indian films. “Do you see any Indian movies @JamesGunn sir?” the fan tweeted, to which Gunn replied, “Many. Lagaan is probably my favorite.”
Do you see any Indian movies @JamesGunn sir ?
— S.Pranav Aatish (@aatish_pranav) May 4, 2021
Lagaan, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, was one of the most successful ones in the history of Indian cinema.
It was also nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It remains the last Indian film to have been nominated at the Oscars, in that category.
Gunn isn’t the only Marvel alumnus who has expressed their love for the film. Previously, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr had compared Aamir to Tom Hanks, and had told a leading daily in 2010, “I happened to see Lagaan and believe Aamir Khan was extraordinary.”
Gunn’s next film is The Suicide Squad, which will be released on HBO Max and theatres in August. Earlier this week, the release date for his follow-up to the two successful Guardians films was also revealed.