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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)
Polly Adams ...
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Peter Beckett
Caroline Langrishe ...
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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21 January 2005 (India)  »

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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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A Must See Beautiful Movie
23 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this movie is fantastic, the story, the songs, the acting its something never seen before and really well portrayed i don't want to give away the story but it is a good portrayal of the obstacles and difficult decisions faced by a traditional villager hoping to uphold justice for a foreign woman - its a magnificent portrayal of morals' victory over backward thinking i really recommend the movie because of the excellent acting by the male lead and the great support from the English lady leader.

one thing which i think the movie does well to avoid, is showing the British rulers as totally heartless and evil! its not like Ur old style Indian movie where the British were shown equal to a devil like ruler, but the understanding was there why the villagers didn't like their presence their yet some liked them because of their work - the frictions between members from both sides who are able to accept the other side is also well shown


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