Movie Name : Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Year of Release : 2010
Release Date : 3 December 2010
Genre : Adventure
Director : Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast : Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikander Kher, Vishakha Singh, Samrat Mukherji, Maninder Singh, Feroz Wahid Khan, Shreyas Pandit
Music Director : Sohail Sen
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is based on the book ‘DO and DIE: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34′ by Manini Chatterjee. A PVR Pictures Presentation of an Ashutosh Gowariker Productions’ film, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced jointly by Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K. Bijli and Sunita A. Gowariker, the film will hit theatres on December 3, 2010.
Story 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. April 18. 1 night. 5 simultaneous attacks. A band of 64 – 56 innocent yet fearless young boys, 5 defiant revolutionaries, 2 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.
Talking about the actors, Abhishek Bachchan reminds off his Guru looks wearing a Dhoti while Deepika is looking nice in her foremost non-glamorous attire.
Unlike Rang De Basanti, Lagaan and Swades, KHJJS lags behind in glamour and a big superstar to fetch attention. The film could get applaud for its art direction as it shows the era of 1930’s.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan movie director said to afternoon compact newspaper “MiD DAY” that movie name is something different than other but it is not based on playing game. He added later,
"The title resonate the emotion of the youngsters of the 1930s who were tired of the British rule and wanted to achieve freedom by any means."
Review: Expectations bound to surface when a historical saga is put to canvas by a filmmaker like Ashutosh Gowarikar who has crafted Lagaan-Once Upon A Time in India and Jodhaa Akbar. And now the question arises whether he has lived up to expectations or not. As far as direction is concerned, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey leaves no impact. The screenplay fails to weave the desperate situation of getting kids into the revolution leaving their studies behind. Barely, two scenes of British exploiting their rights, they have decided to jump into the freedom struggle. What compounds to the loopholes in the screenplay is- the children are unperturbed with the killings of their friends as if they were born revolutionists.
Only new thing about the film is that Ashutosh has explored the story of unsung hero Surjya and uprising of Chittagong.