Release Date: October12,2012.
Couple of years back, Ashutosh Gowariker had tried to recreate history , by depicting the uprisings in Chittagong through his film “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se“, with Abhishek Bachchan playing the protagonist role of Surya Sen, the acclaimed freedom fighter.Despite being an honest attempt, the film met with extremely lukewarm response, and bombed at the box office. Come October, and we are all set to see the same story of Chittagong uprising in “Chittagong“, helmed by an incipient director Bedaprata Pain, and Manoj Bajpai playing the pivotal role of Surya Sen.
The trailer of this patriotic saga looks valiant and authentic, and unlike the Abhishek Bachchan starrer, it delineates a more veritable look. The movie is supposedly focused on a demure 14 yr old boy and his conflicts, set against the background of 1930 India, where a local headmaster Surya Sen takes on the British Empire with his local army of youngsters and schoolboys. This tale is about how this improbable mission changes the life of this 14 yr old.
The very talented Manoj Bajpai looks brilliant in the role of Surya Sen, promising another power packed performance. Though he is the only known face in this entire enterprise, the trailer does boast of talented performances from the supporting cast.
If you have a penchant for watching a patriotic film , Chittagong should be in your wishlist. Lets wait for this Oct, to witness another untold saga of our freedom movement!