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Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)

The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, ... See full summary »

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Vivek Oberoi ...
Kisna Singh
Isha Sharvani ...
Laxmi
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Katherine
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Naima Begum (Special appearance)
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Rukmani (Special appearance)
Polly Adams ...
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Peter Beckett
Caroline Langrishe ...
Jennifer Beckett
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Bhairon Singh
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Jumman Miya
Vivek Mushran ...
Nandu
Yashpal Sharma ...
Shankar Singh
Shivaji Satam ...
Sriram
Vikram Gokhale ...
Dada Guru
Zarina Wahab ...
Shanta
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The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a British girl Katherine, from an enraged mob of nationalists including Kisna's own uncle and brother. Katherine is the young daughter of a ruthless British collector. Kisna takes it upon himself to escort Katherine to the safety of the British High Commission in New Delhi, who will arrange for her to board a ship home. A tender attraction develops between Kisna and Katherine during the journey, a love story that is torn between 'Karma' (the noble deed) and 'Dharma' (the duty). Laxmi, the Indian girl Kisna is engaged to, forms the third point in an emotional triangle involving the Indo-British romantic pair. Written by Anwar

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Nothing survives forever... but love.

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21 January 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Kisna - Im Feuer der Liebe  »

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There was speculation in the media that Subhash Ghai had changed the title of the film to " Kissan". This was due to Subhash tieing up with the food line " Kissan". Subhash was going to promote the food brand in his film See more »

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Ghai's Minimal Piece
24 February 2005 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Some producers like Gowariker (Swades), Bhansali (Black) mature with each film and "Kisna" is a fine example of how a producer the caliber of Subhash Ghai sink with each film to the point of decadence. The Story is a figment of fiction in Ghai's mind. Only in his mind do we see "Lady Catherine" (when did she get knighted? did I miss this Ceremony?) donating enormous amount of money (like zillions of crores) to charity, still she has some loose change left for the child dancers. Only in his mind do we see Kisna, killing his kith and Kin because he promised his mother that he would get Catherine to Delhi-but I missed the part where his mother told him to sing romantic duets on the way. At one point he says he is saving Catherine from the evil Prince-which one is it? or do we care at this point? Ghai, who is credited for the story and direction, makes a mess of both. The direction is disjointed. The Debutante,. Isha Sherwani, is incredibly co-ordinated (if Ghai, has his way, her Career will be on hold meditating at the end of the rope.) She and Hrithik Roshan would make a great dancing couple in a Musical, if only a good producer could take a hint. Antonia Bernath must have graduated from the "Aishwarya Rai School of dramatic acting". She speaks Hindi with a Cockney accent-and this get to be painful and ridiculous after a while. Vivek Oberoi, this guy has no Screen presence for a leading part, he should confine to playing hoodlums in movies like "Company". The music is good-specially the last duet is an absolute melody. The Production values are good as in a Ghai Film, but everything else is atrocious.


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