Ravi Varma (Dino Morea) is the heir of estates and huge property abroad. He falls in love with Kamini (Urmila Matondkar). Kamini kills Ravi Varma after marriage and she gets all his properties. 25 years later, Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) – a young rock star – gets flashback of his reincarnation and realizes that he is Ravi Varma in his past life. The rest of the story is all about how he gets back to his family (sister and mother) and takes revenge on aging Kamini.
Himesh Reshammiya is alright. He grew his hair a lot. He is good as the rock star, but little weak when it comes to emotions. New girl Shweta Kumar is just average. Urmila Matondkar suited the role of an aging woman who falls for a guy of half of her age. Danny Denzongpa is pretty effective as Good Samaritan. Gulshan Grover's character is pretty vague. Dino Morea looks gorgeous. Rohini Hattangadi is adequate.
Story - Screenplay - direction: This film is an official remake of Subhash Ghai's 1980 classic 'Karz' which in turn is inspired by 'The reincarnation of Peter Proud' (1975). Since it was the remake of a musical blockbuster, we are not supposed to question the logics. You can't even credit the director of screenplay and story because they are adapted. When it comes to direction, there is no consistency in it. There is more eagerness on the director to play it to the galleries than narrating the film in a convincing way. For example, when heroine forgets the lines of the song, our hero would be prompting her from a buzzing helicopter. Instead of taking the basic point and developing it, the director tried to take the screenplay that was best suited for 80's Hindi films.
Other technical departments: Music of the film is an asset. Music of this film is so popular that the youth crowd in theaters giving cat calls by asking hero to sing a song when he is busy enacting serious scenes. Cinematography is nice and locations are good. Most of the film takes place in South Africa and Kenya. Dialogues are adequate. Art work for the songs is good.
Analysis: Director Satish Kaushik could borrow the story and screenplay of Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980), but he could not recreate the soul. Looks like, they attempted this film after observing the success of Om Shanti Om last year. The only saving grace of this film is songs. On a whole, Karzzzz lacks soul.
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