The much-awaited “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey” is getting released this Friday, December 3rd. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (Remember Lagan, Swades, Jodha-Akbar and not to mention the 4 hour long torture What’s Your Rashee)period cinema ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ is based on the book ‘Do and Die’ by Manini Chatterjee, depicting the night of well-planned successive attacks by Indian independence crusaders at Chittagong that threatened the British rulers. This movement is commonly referred to as “Chittagong Uprising of 1930“
The leader of this attack on the armoury at Chittagong was Masterda Surya Sen, played by none other than Abhishek Bachchan. The other members of this daring group were Ganesh Ghosh, Lokenath Baul, Nirmal Sen, Ambika Chakrobarty, Naresh Roy, Sasanka Datta, Ardhendu Dastidar, Harigopal Baul, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Ananta Singh, Jiban Ghoshal, Anand Gupta, Pritilata Waddedar and Kalpana Dutta(being played out by Deepika Padukone, in her first deglam on-screen avatar). One among them was a teenager Subodh Roy. There was a teenager as well, 14-year-old Subodh Roy, who was part of this uprising against British Rule.
Theatrical Trailer is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP8wKmLRrXU
Interestingly anther movie on the same theme featuring Manoj Bajpai in place of Abhishek Bachchan is also in the making. This is being directed by Shonali Bose of AMU fame, titled “Chittagong”. More details available at http://www.santabanta.co/cinema.asp?pid=34135