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Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Subhash Ghai
Written by Subhash Ghai
Sachin Bhowmick
Farrukh Dhondy
Margaret Glover
Starring Vivek Oberoi
Antonia Bernath
Isha Sharvani
Amrish Puri
Music by A.R. Rahman
Ismail Darbar
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Release date(s) 19 January 2005
Running time 171 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
English
Budget $5.48 million

Kisna is a Hindi film that was released in 2005, starring Vivek Oberoi (who plays the title role), Antonia Bernath, and Isha Sharvani. The musical film is set in the British India of the tumultuous 1940s when Indian nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British Raj to leave. It is a love story about two people who are torn between Karma (the noble deed) and Dharma (the duty). The film has two veteran composers, A. R. Rahman and Ismail Darbar; the lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar. This film also marks Amrish Puri's final performance. The film, however, did not perform well at the box office.

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Synopsis

Kisna befriends a British girl named Katherine (Bernath), and then shields her 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. Laxmi (Shravani), Kisna's Indian fiancée, forms the third point in an emotional triangle involving the Indo-British romantic pair.

Cast

Production notes

The film was shot on sync sound under the direction of Dilip Subramaniam at Ranikhet on a budget of Rs.250 million ($5.48 million). Award-winning cinematographer Ashok Mehta, action director Tinu Verma, choreographer Saroj Khan, and production designer/art director Samir Chanda round out the crew.

Kisna: The Warrior Poet has two versions. A two-hour English version for the international market while the Hindi version will be a regular three-hour feature film with songs and dances.

Soundtrack

Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Soundtrack by A. R. Rahman, Ismail Darbar
Released
6 December 2004 (India)
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
A.M. Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sony Music
Producer Subhash Ghai
A.R. Rahman

Subhash Ghai combined the musical talent of A. R. Rahman and Ismail Darbar to create the soundtrack.the soundtrack got excellent reviews and was immensly praised......

Song Artist(s) Composer
Kisna Theme I Instrumental A. R. Rahman
Hum Hain Iss Pal Yahan Udit Narayan, Madhushree A. R. Rahman
Woh Kisna Hai Sukhwinder Singh, S.Shailja, Ismail Darbar, Ayesha Darbar Ismail Darbar
Tu Itni Pagli Kyun Hai Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Ismail Darbar Ismail Darbar
Chilman Uthegi Nahin Hariharan, Alka Yagnik Ismail Darbar
Wohi Din Aa Gaya Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik Ismail Darbar
Aham Brahmasmi Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik Ismail Darbar
Kahe Ujadi Mori Neend Ustad Rashid Khan Ismail Darbar
Ga Tu Aisi Dhun Mein Ga Ismail Darbar, Ayesha Darbar, Kailash Kher Ismail Darbar
Kisna Theme II Instrumental A. R. Rahman
My Wish Comes True Sunitha Sarathy A. R. Rahman
Kisna Theme (Chorus) Instrumental A. R. Rahman

Trivia

  • The film was Amrish Puri's last released film before his death on 12 January 2005.
  • Sushmita Sen made a special appearance as Naima Begum in the song Chilman Uthegi Nahin.

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