Being a history student I always get interested in films with an historical touch. Somehow, historical films are not very entertaining according to the new generation as they like to see and be a part of more happening events. I still feel we must at least watch such films and see what happened in the past to have a better control of present and of course the future too. One of the most poignant yet untold episodes in India’s struggle for Independence finally takes form on the big screen as PVR Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions’ much-awaited period thriller ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ is set free in cinemas on 3rd December 2010,
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is an upcoming historical Hindi period piece film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ is directed by one of contemporary Indian cinema’s most acclaimed directors, the Oscar-nominated Ashutosh Gowariker (‘Lagaan’, ‘Jodha Akbar’), hailed for his immaculate cinematic outings inspired by some of India’s most historic milestones. starring Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. It is based on the book Do And Die by Manini Chatterjee, based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930. The film has been shot mostly in Goa along with portions in Mumbai.
Abhishek Bachchan as Surjya Sen
Deepika Padukone as Kalpana Datta
Vishakha Singh as Pritilata Waddedar
Sikander Kher as Nirmal Sen
Mahinder Singh as Ananta Singh
Shreyas Pandit as Ambika Chakraborty
Samrat Mukherjee as Ganesh Ghosh
Monty Munford as Major Johnson
1930, British India: In the province of undivided Bengal lies the sleepy, peaceful port of Chittagong. In this unassuming little town a revolution is about to begin; a revolution which will forever wake all of Chittagong and inspire the entire nation. The plot of the movie is based on a real incident.
April 18. One night. Five simultaneous attacks. A band of 64 people; 56 innocent yet fearless young boys, five defiant revolutionaries, two determined young women, and an idealistic leader – Surjya Sen, a school teacher by profession.
This group of 64 represents a little-known chapter in history; a forgotten night that reigned terror on the British through a series of calculated attacks. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a true story of these forgotten heroes and the narrative takes us through every step of the action from the initial trepidation, to the thrill of the attack, to the underground movement, daring escapes and tragic captures, and most importantly, their undying legacy.
Commenting about the film, Ashutosh Gowariker says, “Little to almost nothing is known about the Chittagong Uprising and I thought it important to be brought forward to the nation. It is a true story and yet we know so little about it, hence my desire to bring it onto the big screen. Few realise that the Chittagong Armoury Raid is one of India’s greatest freedom struggles. The film is about young revolutionaries who play with their very lives, hence the reason behind the title.”