Cast:Jackie Shroff,Sohail Khan,Arbaaz Khan,Romeo,Dia Mirza,Nauheed Cyrus,Dalip Tahil
Director: Punit Sira
Rural India features in Hindi cinema so seldom now,that any film taking you into the heartland bears taking note of. And the story of ‘Kisaan deals with a real issue lured by rapacious industrialists,innocent,ignorant farmers sell their land,only to face destitution.
The theme of short term gains vs long-term losses plays out well in Punit Siras ‘Kisaan to begin with. Dayal Singh ( Jackie) splits up his sons Aman ( Arbaaz) and Jigar( Sohail) when they are kids : one goes to the city to become a lawyer,the second stays at home,and helps on the farm. Trouble arrives in the shape of Sohan Seth ( Dalip),who dangles a carrot,leading Aman to abandon his roots.
The first half is nice; the second slides into mess. And some not-so-nice moments : the greedy ‘gaonwalas,responsible for burning up Dayal Singhs daughter-in-law ( Diya),are hunted down and killed,one by one,with full encouragement from the Jackies patriarch who has,till then,acted with restraint. At that point,’Kisaan loses the plot.