It is a well known fact that in Ashutosh Gowarikar"s career as a
director, two of the six movies that he has directed, were time
periods. And now, he is about to come up with one more movie titled
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se, which is also based on history.
It is highly noticeable that these time period movies are the
ones that got him recognition and fame in the film industry. His
first two movies Pehla Nasha and Baazi didn"t do
well at the box office. His next film Lagaan, which was
based on the period of 1890, earned him fame.
Also, Jodhaa Akbar, based on the times of Mughal
Emperors, managed to attain both the audiences" approval as well as
the critical acclaim. Swades was the only movie based on the modern
times that worked well at the box office. In fact, his last movie
What"s Your Raashee? flopped at the box office.
Could Ashutosh"s obvious success with the movies of historical
eras be the reason why his next venture Khelein Hum Jee Jaan
Se, is again a movie based on the 1930"s?
This Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone starrer film is said
to be a periodic thriller based on the 1930 Chittagong Uprising.
Ashutosh has revealed that the story for this film has been
inspired by Manini Chatterjee"s novel 'Do and Die".
Well Ashutosh, as long as we get to see some real great film,
you won"t find us complaining!