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Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Musical | 21 January 2005 (India)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Subhash Ghai
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivek Oberoi ... Kisna Singh
Isha Sharvani ... Laxmi
Antonia Bernath ... Katherine
Sushmita Sen ... Naima Begum (Special appearance)
Hrishitaa Bhatt ... Rukmani (Special appearance)
Polly Adams ... Lady Katherine
Michael Maloney ... Peter Beckett
Caroline Langrishe ... Jennifer Beckett
Amrish Puri ... Bhairon Singh
Om Puri ... Jumman Miya
Vivek Mushran ... Nandu
Yashpal Sharma ... Shankar Singh
Shivaji Satam ... Sriram
Vikram Gokhale ... Dada Guru
Zarina Wahab ... Shanta
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Storyline

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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british | india | love | karma | 1930s | See All (65) »

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Nothing survives forever... but love.


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Country:

India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisna - Im Feuer der Liebe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 77,590,000 (India), 28 January 2005
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Ronit Roy worked with Subash Ghai for the first time his father and Subash Ghai were best friends,Ronit Roy when he came to Mumbai lived with Subash Ghai for 2 years an d after he left his Hotel Job he assisted him for sometime. See more »

Alternate Versions

This is made is both English and Hindi. While the English version lasts two hours, the Hindi version lasts about the regular three hours with song and dances. The English version is made for the international audience. See more »

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Beautiful Film
24 January 2005 | by sajmal23See 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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