Kisna - The Warior Poet - DVD (German Edition) Vivek Oberoi
Starcast: Vivek Oberoi, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Sushmita Sen ...
Language: Hindi, German (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Synopsis: 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 ( Vivek Oberoi ) befriends and then shields a British girl Katherine ( Antonia Bernath ), 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 ( Isha Shravani ), the Indian girl Kisna is engaged to, forms the third point in an emotional triangle involving the Indo-British romantic pair. With item numbers in film being the call of the day, Kisna too has one. But one may wonder how Ghai will incorporate an item number in his period drama. After all item numbers were not a thing of the past. But qawalli sure was!
And Ghai has roped in the sensuous Sushmita Sen to gyrate on this qawalli composed by music maestro Ismail Darbar and choreographed by Ghai favorite Saroj Khan . The qawalli is picturized on palatial sets created by Samir Chanda on the backdrop of a rich haweli in beautiful blue shades. Sushmita's costumes designed by Bhanu Athaiya are such that they balance out the grandiose of the backdrop. So, while you get to see La Sen in a mustard color outfit, the chorus dancers sport white costumes.
Apart from Darbur, A.R.Rehman (who earlier worked with Ghai in Taal ) has also composed 3 tracks for this film. Subhash Ghai who is known for his rich sense of music seems to have drawn the best of both worlds from his music composers. Javed Akhtar has penned the lyrics for the film.