Review: "Karzzz" takes the very themes of reincarnation and revenge

Even the harshest of critics would agree that Himesh is here to stay.

Friday, October 17, 2008   |  Copyright: BollyCurry  |  Comments 20 Comments  |  12249 Views

Karzzz is a clean family entertainment in the classic Bollywood sense. And in these hard times of rising inflation, tumbling economies and whatever else, “Karzzz” takes you back to those crazy, familiar times, when you knew what the end was and better yet, you knew what the journey would be like.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar, Karzzz is a remake of Rishi Kapoor and Semi
KarzzGarewal starred 1980 film Karze. The leading lady of the remake is director Indra Kumar's daughter Shweta Kumar, who makes his debut opposite Himesh Reshammiya in Karzzzz.

“Karzzz” is apparently the same tale as the old “Karz”, starring Rishi Kapoor. In Satish Kaushik’s Karzzz Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) is a rock star, who falls in love with Tina (Shweta Kumar) in South Africa, while she’s on an assignment from her catering college in Kenya. For Monty, it's love at first sight. Later, during one of his shows, Monty starts playing a tune and suddenly goes into a trance, with intense visual flashes -- a mansion, a temple, a beautiful girl... Monty collapses. While he was in Kenya with Tina, he spots the same palace, same beautiful girl, Kamini who’s now a princess, of what he used to get visual flashes.

The sequence between Dino and Urmila at the very start makes the audience tighten their seat belts. Thereafter, the love story between Himesh and Shweta charters the predictable path, but you sit up once Urmila makes a re-appearance.

KarzzzIt's a Himesh show all the way. As the story primarily revolves around Monty and Kaamini, there's not much meat in Shweta Kumar’s character since. Urmila is top notch. In two scenes mainly. One, at the very outset. Two, towards the end, when she confronts Himesh. Dino Morea leaves a mark. Danny Denzongpa is ideal for the part. Gulshan Grover and Raj Babbar are wasted. Rohini Hattangadi and the actress enacting the role of the sister are good. Bakthiyaar Irani acts well. Asrani provides some light moments. Himani Shivpuri is fine.

On the whole, “Karzzz” takes those very Bollywood themes of reincarnation and revenge, which are SO not now, but sticks to the formula and doesn’t veer too far from the theme. It is ridiculous and implausible, just as it was back then – in the 70s, 80s and even 90s. Well, Rishi Kapoor was matchless and KARZ continues to remain a shining medal to this date, but even the harshest of critics would agree that Himesh is here to stay.

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  • Posted on: 20 November 2008 at 11:24pmkjas

    Himesh should just stick to music...he should forget it about acting...he does not know how to act

  • Posted on: 06 November 2008 at 3:35amShowbizz

    this movies was so bad , eveyone in the movie acted so much better than Himesh . He has the same expression throughout the movie and as expected in his movies everyone has to be in awe about the Great Himesh !!! the script is written without any intelligence , they could have spared us the nonsense and simply remade it as it is .

  • Posted on: 22 October 2008 at 6:16am-MamuKiBhanji-

    Ufff! I really dont like Himash..spacially after Saregamapa..he's just...not interested towords his any flim..

  • Posted on: 22 October 2008 at 5:43amtsfme

    I did not like the previous release of his
    Which my friend made me watch with her
    So I have given this a miss

    Par I would watch it if the film is genuinely good
    How many people have watched this?
    Aur really liked the film?

  • Posted on: 21 October 2008 at 9:09amInspector Sahib

    thanks for the review but what score did it get?

  • Posted on: 17 October 2008 at 7:12pmNautanki-

    the tunes are really good in this movie!
    But i guess himesh jus needs to stick to music nd not acting!

  • Posted on: 17 October 2008 at 6:23pm~*puja*~

    thanks... i expected a review like this!

  • Posted on: 17 October 2008 at 5:17pmbabii.girl

    i realli wanna watch this
    going soon!!!!

  • Posted on: 17 October 2008 at 4:50pmsheenakohli91

    Well PERSONALLY, i dont think Himesh should be an actor. He's successful in music, why rock you boat? instead just stick to music. I really think he over acts sometimes. No offence to any of his fans. please. Well I guess i'll watch this cuz i love Urmila in a negative role! she is the best when it comes to negative roles.

  • Posted on: 17 October 2008 at 3:40pmNadz_YuNalover


    Dunno, but i woudlnt want to go see a himesh movie in the theatre, no offence but i dnt think here to stay or he can act at all, hes good as a singer and composer but now hes nose singing is becoming too repeatative, he sounds good when he sings with hes throt lol!

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