Amar Chitra Katha to launch new title on Chittagong Uprising

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 20:32 PM IST

Bangalore: After getting the celluloid treatment in `Khelein Hun Jee Jaan Se`, the Chittagong uprising will now be animated for a comic book by the publishers of Amar Chitra Katha.

ACK Media has collaborated with PVR Pictures and `Khelein..` director Ashutosh Gowariker`s production house to bring out the title.

"We will be releasing the title in December," Amiy Roy, Head of Brands, ACK told reporters.

It will be timed around the release of the Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone starrer.

"The creative for the book and film are different though the subject is the same," he said.

The title `Surjya Sen- The Chittagong Uprising` to be released in December is based on Arijit Dutta Chowdhary`s researched illustrations to bring to life the turbulent revolutionaries of British-ruled Bengal in the 1930`s.

`Surjya Sen: The Chittagong Uprising` talks about the character of Surjya Sen, a quiet but determined school teacher and his dreams of an independent India.

The book mentions how he brought together a group of young idealists to achieve his dreams. Though realising that their organisation was very small, they still decided to win freedom at any cost, even if it was just for one city, for one night.

It is the story of their struggle for freedom, how they destroyed the railway and telegraph lines, and cut Chittagong off from the rest of British India taking over the armouries.

Surjya Sen and his comrades burnt the British flag and hoisted the Indian tricolour.

Surjya Sen and his comrades paid with their lives for their defiance, but their example inspired countless young men and women across the country to fight the British.

Manini Chatterjee`s book on the Chittagong Armoury Raid, "Do And Die: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34` and the accounts of the freedom fighters themselves in Mallikarjuna Sharma`s `Easter Rebellion in India: The Chittagong Uprising` have been referred.

This is ACK`s second new title this year after the success of `Mother Teresa`. It released after four years and saw an impressive response with 60,000 sold copies.

PTI

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