- Awesome Music: Admit it, you like the music of this movie!
- Cliché Storm: No matter where you're from, there's a good chance you've seen this movie before.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- That would be Guran, the Rasputin-looking dude, on account of being a Boisterous Bruiser who gleefully chews the scenery while chewing out anyone he doesn't like.
- Deva, the huge Sikh, is also a favorite. He has nothing to do with the village's troubles and just shows up one day and demands to join Bhuvan's team because it's the right thing to do. Anyone who knows a Sikh knows that they take doing good VERY seriously, so Deva is just being true to his religion. It doesn't detract from him being a total badass, though.
- Deva joining the team actually has a deeper poignancy for an audience who is familiar with Indian history. The Punjabi Sikhs overall as a group served as some of the most loyal soldiers to the British regime even up to WWII. They fought for the British against the Indians during the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. Deva himself references this when he said he fought for the British army until he couldn't take it anymore and quit in disgust. So this is a poignant moment of redemption for him.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Most fans watch the movie for the cricket match which despite knowing the outcome, doesn't fail to excite.
- Tear Jerker:
- The end of "Ghanan", which subverts Happy Rain.
- Bhuvan's forgiveness of Lakha.
- Tipu being sent back to the bench.
- The knowledge that Elizabeth will remain unmarried for the rest of her life carrying a torch for Bhuvan.
YMMV / Lagaan