“Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey” Movie Review

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey hit the screens yesterday. Lot was expected out of this movie, especially when it was being portrayed as one of the forgotten chapters of India’s freedom struggle and often ignored by historians alike. According to Ashutosh Gowarikar, this is a story needed to be told and heard by Indians post-independence.

But according to critics, the movie doesn’t deliver on its said promise.  The first half of the movie is a restless watch, as the central protagonist Masterj da  forms his team and goes about planning the attacks. There is hardly any movement in the story in the first half.  At 3 hours, its too long. Unlike Lagaan, it doesn’t keep the audience captivated till the last moment.  Yes, it has good moments, especially the fight scenes and sacrifices made by villagers fighting against British Army. But overall, it fails to move you as a patriotic movie. Even if it does, it does so only sporadically.

Here are some of the reviews of this movie in Indian media and cyber space

TOI      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/Khelein-Hum-Jee-Jaan-Sey/moviereview/7029093.cms (3.5)
ibnlive  http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masand-khelein-hum-jee-jaan-sey-fails-to-move/136442-47-77.html (2.0)
DNA      http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/review_review-khelein-hum-jee-jaan-sey-moves-you-but-sporadically_1475768 (3.0)
Rediff   http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/review-khelein-hum-jee-jaan-sey/20101203.htm (2.5)
glamsham http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/02-khelein-hum-jee-jaan-sey-movie-review-121208.asp (2.5)
Sify     http://sify.com/movies/bollywood/review.php?id=14959281&ctid=5&cid=2425 (2.5)

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