Around four days later, in a showdown with the mighty Queen's army, the little group took on forces numbering several thousand at Jalalabad hills. Twelve Indian National heroes gave their lives to free their motherland, but not before taking down eighty of the invading army.
Surya Sen and the remaining fighters escaped. Surya Sen was to be eventually arrested a year later by the British invader, his location betrayed to the British in a dastardly act when he was in the house of his comrade Netra Sen. Surya Sen was hanged by the British in 1934.
For people who grew up in Kolkata, Surya Sen Street today boldly continues to offer courage and inspiration to citizens of a Nation now free for over half a century.
1930, British India:
In the province of undivided Bengal lies the sleepy, peaceful port of Chittagong. In this unassuming little town a revolution is about to begin; a revolution which will forever wake all of Chittagong and inspire the entire nation.
1 night. 5 simultaneous attacks. A band of 64 - 56 innocent yet fearless young boys, 5 defiant revolutionaries, 2 determined young women, and an idealistic leader - Surjya Sen( Abhishek Bachchan), a school teacher by profession.
This group of 64 represents a little-known chapter in history; a forgotten night that reigned terror on the British through a series of calculated attacks. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a true story of these forgotten heroes and the narrative takes us through every step of the action from the initial trepidation, to the thrill of the attack, to the underground movement, daring escapes and tragic captures, and most importantly, their undying legacy.
A period thriller, the film is based on the book 'DO and DIE: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34' by Manini Chatterjee. A PVR Pictures Presentation of an Ashutosh Gowariker Productions' film, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced jointly by Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K. Bijli and Sunita A. Gowariker, the film will hit theatres on December 3, 2010.