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I did not want to ask Salman Bhai to act in Kisaan

Sohail Khan tells Jyothi Venkatesh that it is never the actor but the character that an actor plays that makes a film click at the box office.

There was a time when he was just referred to as the youngest brother of Salman Khan. Over the years, ever since he had made his debut with Maine Dil Tujhko Diya opposite the then newcomer Sameera Reddy, Sohail Khan has come on his own and proved that he is not only just an actor but also a writer as well as a director, besides being a producer. Though his latest film as a producer cum writer cum leading man- Kisaan directed by Puneet Sira has not had a great.
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Kissan Movie Review

Cast: Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Nauheed Cyrusi, Dalip Tahil; Director: Puneet Sira; Rating: 1 out of 5.

Director Puneet Sira’s ‘Kissan’ is more or less a remake of Manoj Kumar’s 1967 hit film ‘Upkaar’, set in a village the film is about two brothers Sohail and Arbaaz Khan, who look like movie stars inspite of one of them being a farmer.

In their youth while Arbaaz is sent to the city to study law, Sohail stays back home to till their land. The cliches.
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Has Bollywood shut its eyes to movies on farmers?

Emaciated farmers ploughing the fields, parched fields, scheming land sharks, broken down huts - these may reflect the reality of many Indian villages, but seldom get captured in Bollywood films.Audiences prefer an escape from the hard life of rural, agrarian India on screen, while filmmakers resort to idyllic, picture postcard landscapes in films with villages as their backdrop.Actor-producer Sohail Khan.s attempt to revive the forgotten rural essence in Hindi cinema with .Kisaan., which released Friday, has got a lukewarm response and not-so-encouraging reviews. It revolves around farmers being forced to sell their lands to rich businessmen..Such films are appealing only if they are packaged in a viewer-friendly manner. Movies like .Mother India. and the lot were epics and brought about an absolute change in movies thenceforth.The audience will only watch such films when the right minds work on them and make them
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Kisaan Review

Movie Review: Kisaan; Star cast: Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Dia Mirza, Nauheed Cyrusi and Dalip Tahil; Director: Puneet Sira; Rating: **1/2 - Not Bad.

Dayal Singh (Jackie) is a farmer in a Punjab village. The widower stays with his two kids Jigar and Aman. On his friend’s suggestion, Dayal sends Aman to the city for higher studies and Jigar stays with him. While Aman (Arbaaz) goes on to become a lawyer, Jigar (Sohail) like his father becomes a Kisaan, a farmer. Sohan Seth (Dalip Tahil) an ambitious businessman arrives in Dayal’s village with a plan to set up his mega industrial.
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Kisaan Trailer

Kisaan Cast: Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Diya Mirza, Nauheed Cyrusi; Director: Puneet Sira; Music: Dabboo Malik.

Preview:

Kisaan is the story of how agriculture is the main ingredient of progress of the country and how despite rapid Industrialization and urbanization of our rural areas it only agriculture which can be a sustainable and successful path of progress for the country. Dayal Singh (Jackie Shroff) is a Kisaan whose life is eternally governed by his ancestral.
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Catfight…to be continued

Roadie (de)fame Palak will be soon seen in Sohail Khan’s next ‘Kisaan’ which is due for release on 17 July. One-film-old Puneet Sira has directed the film.

“I am doing a role of underprivileged village girl” Palak briefs, as briefly as her role in the film.

Palak a.k.a Gurpreet Kaur had already done a song Bhootni ke…in ‘Singh Is King’ before Roadies happened to her but she got much (un)desired recognition in Roadies 6.0. Not-so-happy with her controversial image on the show she denies to acknowledge roadies as.
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Movie Review: 'Jai -Veeru'

For all those who are looking for a weekend with some nonsensical Bollywood masala, ‘Jai Veeru’ might do the trick while promising to be another run on the mill Bollywood comedy.

Jai Veeru’ is a tale of two friends whose friendship goes sour yet they have to keep themselves together else they fall pray to the hands of a dreaded criminal. For the first time, ‘Jai Veeru’ both actors Fardeen Khan and Kunal Khemu will be sharing the silver screen together. Apart from Fardeen and Kunal, the film also features Dia Mirza and Anjana Sukhani as the love interests of lead pair.

A directorial venture of Puneet Sira, ‘Jai Veeru’ is a comic flick based on the life of two friends – Jai (Fardeen Khan) and Veeru (Kunal Khemu) where one is a cop and other is a petty criminal. With a friendship gone sour both Jai and Veeru feel betrayed by each other.
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Jai Veeru Review

Movie Review: Jai Veeru; Star Cast: Fardeen Khan, Kunal Khemmu, Dia Mirza, Anjana Sukhani and Arbaaz Khan; Director: Puneet Sira; Rating: *1/2 - Avoid and save your money.

Veeru (Kunal) meets Jai (Fardeen) in a pub when the latter saves him from getting beaten up by goons. Veeru is a small time crook who masters in stealing cars. He convinces Jai, a motor mechanic to join him and Jai does. But little does Veeru know that Jai is basically on an undercover mission to nab underworld don Tejpal (Arbaaz) for whom Veeru works for. When Veeru comes to know about Jai’s reality.
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Kunal Khemu making a rocking comeback

Kunal Khemu who created a lot of buzz with his earlier films Kalyug and Traffic Signal had suddenly disappeared from Bollywood for quite some time. But Kunal is now making a rocking comeback with not one but three films all set for a release. He has ready for release - Utv’s Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge, People’s Pictures 99 and Puneet Sira’s Jaii Veeru. While the first two films are with Soha Ali Khan, Jai Veeru stars Anjana Sukhani opposite him.

“I have been working hard. It’s just that these films are releasing in a row. If they have been scattered I would have releases on hand, I am still.
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'Jai Veeru' is not 'Sholay'

Download Jai Veeru wallpapers "Jai Veeru is not Sholay," Puneet Sira, the director of the Fardeen Khan - Kunal Khemu starrer, clarifies at the very outset, "Sure, the names are borrowed from Sholay. When you talk of friends or plan to project friends on the big screen, Jai and Veeru are the names that come to your mind instantly. My film also talks of two friends, who turn foes later. I couldn't think of a better title, hence Jai Veeru." Puneet's directorial debut I - Proud To Be An Indian was based on real-life incidents/experiences. Is Jai Veeru also borrowed from real life? "Oh no! Jai Veeru is a full-on entertainer, with comedy, songs, car chases and stunts and lots of glamour. It's a pure entertainer that people want to see. It's not dark like I," he clarifies. Jai Veeru hits the screens on March 11 [Holi], followed by Puneet's next film Kisaan in April.
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