Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se - External Reviews
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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54 reviewers have given Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se an average rating of 2.0/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs down by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Abishek Bachchan performed credibly as the legendary historical character, although the storyline, in having a number of notable revolutionaries to focus on, tended to dilute the importance of his character, and hence an opportunity for him to shine... full review
Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...This opening stretch infuses the film’s title with a teasing ambiguity – of playing one’s heart out (in sport) as well as playing with one’s life (in revolt) – and that’s the closest we get to any kind of nuance. ... full review
Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...it is a crime to take so much time and come up with characters so pallid : the lead pair specially, Surjya Sen and Kalpana Datta ( Bachchan and Padukone), are the most indeterminate, made up somewhat by the supporting cast, mainly Pritilata Wadedar ( Singh)... full review