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Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se certainly evokes emotion. Even if it's only towards the end. By climax time if you don't want bad things to happen to the characters, however small their roles were, something has gone right somewhere. Only, I wish it got me involved right from the beginning. On the other hand, the closing credits themselves made the film for me, doubt they would have worked if I had not seen the story that was told before them. So yeah, mixed feelings because of the execution, and because it's a perfect history lesson. A must-know story with dull narration.

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Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey sounds very exciting because of the walk down history it promises. One, I don't regret getting bored in History lessons. Two, it is almost guaranteed to be 'different' from the regular romance, action, masala. Now whether or not it will be a good film, we will know soon enough.

I look forward to Ashutosh Gowariker's films despite the frustration the extra-grand and extra-long Jodhaa Akbar caused. I have after all, thoroughly enjoyed almost all of his other films. Besides this could be that one commercial success Abhishek Bachchan needs. To top it off, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey might see Deepika Padukone in a very different role.

Unfortunately, the romance ain't going anywhere -

More unfortunately, the dialogue in the promo sounds very lame and the promo itself isn't engaging save a couple of shots here and there.

One of my biggest issues with Gowariker films has been their length. This time Ashutosh promises to keep it under 3 hours. That's still long. Hopefully with a little mental preparation, it will be easier to take in. And yet, I really hope it has that much more to say and isn't slow just because.

I'm listening to the music here. Even though I'm enjoying the album, I'm not sure if I'll buy it so that I can listen to the songs on the go. Here's what some others have to say about the music.

milliblog - "Sohail Sen takes a giant leap forward in Khelein Hum… after a tepid debut! "

music aloud - "8.5/10 "

Bollyspice - "3.5/5"

Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"

HappySing - "some good songs and some good instrumentals too"