The language was refined and the music soul touching, they depicted the rich cultural tradition of the #IndianMuslims.
The reason wasMuslims of that time were a were a thriving community in India. However, as we move to seventies, a change in the characterization of the Muslims emerged.
Nikah and Bazaar both focused on Muslims but there was clear attempt to show Muslims as “others” as different from Indian society
It brought an whole arsenal of ideas about Muslims and their religion. Islam means jehad, Muslim means terrorists
And from then on political agenda colored Bollywood, and the portrayal of the Muslim characters.
The audience was forced to share the heavily biased idea of the storyteller.
If Bollywood movies are to be believed, all Muslims are anti-national and their faith, an extremist ideology
In Lagaan there was a small but outstanding character, Ismail. He retired hurt in the cricket field and then went on to play and in the end saves his team, to save his village, which symbolizes the India.
The film raises the question of minority insecurity and the ghetto mentality of a section of Muslims with communal underpinnings when Aslam not to make friends with people from gair communities