Ashutosh Gowariker’s (Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar) ambitious period thriller based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is now available on DVD and VCD, released by Reliance Home Video. Based on the book ‘Do And Die’ by Manini Chatterjee, the film stars Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role of Surjya Sen. Deepika Padukone also plays an important character in the film.
The film is set in 1930 British India. Surjya Sen (Abhishek Bachchan) is a school teacher in Chittagong who leads a team comprising 56 young boys, 5 defiant revolutionaries and 2 determined young women against the British Empire in Chittagong. On April 18, 1930, he executes a series of calculated attacks which catches the British empire unawares. The angry empire strikes back in hot pursuit of Surjya Sen and his team members.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey enjoyed critical acclaim when it was launched in theatres.
Nikhat Kazmi (Times of India) wrote, “The film unfolds like a relentless thriller with loads of action involving the band of revolutionaries as they go about their bloody business.”
Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) gave a four out of five rating to the film. In his review, he said, “On the whole, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, based on the Chittagong rebellion, is an enlightening experience of a poignant, but little-known chapter in history. It’s a film of immense significance which evokes a colossal patriotic fervor.”
MovieTalkies said, “At a time when our cinema needs true calibre to distinguish itself as an art form rather than a medium of lowest common denominator entertainment, ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey‘ stands as a lighthouse, shining high.”
Sweta Agnihotri, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Home Video has to say, “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a superb patriotic film by Ashutosh Gowariker, with commendable performances from its entire cast. It’s a perfect tribute to the unsung heroes of the Chittagong Uprising of 1930.”
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is available on DVD (Rs.299) & VCD (Rs.149).
About Reliance Home Video
Reliance Home Video has taken significant strides towards its objective of emerging as the dominant player in Indian Home Entertainment.
The company is also the exclusive licensee to 3 of Hollywood’s prestigious studios Universal Pictures International BV, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment Global & Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc. With its robust pan India distribution network, the company has ensured reach for the Bollywood and Hollywood products, not only in urban market but also mass markets. Reliance BIG Home Video has launched iconic movies like Inception, Inglourious Basterds, Clash of the Titans, Shutter Island, Invictus, Up in the Air, The Blind Side, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Sherlock Holmes, The Godfather Trilogy and The Hangover amongst others on Blu-rayTM, DVD and VCD formats. The company has released Hindi blockbusters such as 3 Idiots, Dabangg, Kites, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Lamhaa, My Name is Khan, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Paa, Wake Up Sid, Jodhaa Akbar, Rock On!! & Ghajini on home video, besides prestigious regional titles like the Satyajit Ray collection.