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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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Kisna Singh
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Laxmi
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Katherine
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Naima Begum (Special appearance)
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Rukmani (Special appearance)
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Peter Beckett
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Jennifer Beckett
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Bhairon Singh
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Jumman Miya
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Nandu
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Shankar Singh
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Sriram
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Dada Guru
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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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Kisna - Im Feuer der Liebe  »

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Subhash Ghai made Kisna is two separate versions, Hindi and English. Subhash Ghai was to release the English version internationally. For some reason, Subhash Ghai never released the English version, despite making it. See more »

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Beautiful Film
24 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kisna was a great film from start to finish although like every other film it had flaws. The second half did drag a bit but was necessary to watch. The songs were amazing and each song is unique. The new comers in the film like Antonia Bernath who have a great performance even though her Hindi was not as good but she did her best, I think she should reconsider bollywood but nevertheless her acting proved she was a star. If she learnt Hindi in depth and came out fluent then there's no problem, the other new comer Isha was a good cast to she can make it big. I think Kisna will not get as much attention as films Like Veer Zaara therefore i doubt it's success the attention was probably down to promotion. Overall I class the film a hot which has a different theme best film I've seen for ages. 10/10


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