From Mother India To Lagaan, These Bollywood Films Had Farmers’ Issue At Its Core

By: Grinell Jacinto

Lagaan (2001)

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Lagaan spoke of the agricultural tax aka lagaan placed upon the Indian farmers.

Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin spoke about the problems of farmers and the unethical practices used against them.

Mother India (1957)

Mehboob Khan’s Mother India spoke about the setbacks an agro-based family has to overcome when faced by natural calamities.

Peepli Live(2010)

Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli Live talks about the plight of the impoverished farmers and them committing suicide.

Directed by Puneet Sira, Kissan saw how people’s greed drives others to suicide.

Kissan (2009)