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Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone
Direction: Ashutosh Gowariker
Music: Sohail Sen
Production: Ajay & Sanjeev Bijli and Sunitha Gowariker
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a period film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker who has already directed classics like Lagaan, Swades and Jodhaa Akbar. KHJJS has Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles along with a host of other talented actors. Produced by Ajay, Sanjeev and Sunitha (Ashutosh's wife), KHJSS has music by Sohail Sen and will be distributed by PVR pictures.

KHJJS is based on a novel 'Do and Die' by Manini Chatterjee, which is based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930. Since this is a real incident in Indian history, Ashutosh has taken great care to ensure that the facts shown are real. KHJJS is a little-known chapter in history; a forgotten night that reigned terror on the British through a series of calculated attacks by revolutionaries. The attacks revolve around Masterda Surya Sen, who was the leader of the revolutionaries, his planning, motivation, escape and his eventual capture. It will be interesting to see how far has Ashutosh delved in showing the story on screen.

Ashutosh is known for being a perfectionist when it comes to his movies. Be it grandeur, research or planning, he ensures that his movies showcase authenticity as much as it can. After Lagaan and Swades, KHJJS will see him direct yet another patriotic movie. With the selection of story and a dekho at the trailer and promos, we can expect yet another inspiring movie from the director. KHJJS has been extensively shot in Goa and in Mumbai.

Surya Sen's role will be enacted on screen by Abhishek Bachchan. He was last seen on the silver screen in Mani Ratnam's Raavan. Judging by the trailers, Abhishek sports a very serious and patriotic look which is all that the movie is about. Deepika Padukone will be seen as Kalpana Datta in the movie. After a relatively walk-in-the-park role in Break Ke Baad, Deepika will be seen in an entirely new avatar. Kalpana Datta has an important role in the movie. The duo will be assisted by Vishaka Singh, Sikhander Kher and others, who will play the other revolutionaries in the movie.

The music of such a patriotic and period film is of great importance. And Sohail Sen has taken this responsibility on his shoulders. Having worked with Ashutosh in 'What's your Rashee', he has clearly understood the director's requirements and this is evident from the songs of KHJJS. Having got wide appreciation, the songs, when seen on screen, should inspire us a lot. The cinematography has been handled by Kiran Deohans and Seetha Sandhiri. The cutting and chopping department is headed by Dilip Deo.

The movie has gathered enough attention from the time the promos were released. This will also be the first time that Deepika and Abhishek will share screen space. It will also be interesting to see how Ashutosh fares as his last movie,’ What’s your Rashee’, did not fare so well at the box-office.

With an acclaimed director, a very impressive lead pair, an inspiring period story and enthralling music, it would be interesting to see how KHJJS fares at the box office. With Break ke Baad receiving mixed reviews, this movie could come as a saving grace for the talented Deepika. Let us hope KHJJS brings about a revolution in the box office as the Chittagong Uprising’s impact did to Indian history in 1930.
Tags : Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sohail Sen, Javed Akhtar, Ajay Bijli ,Ashutosh Gowariker
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