Friday, April 27, 2007

Revenge and rebirth drama: Karz

I must admit, this is a great movie. I watch this with great abandon every time it comes on TV, and the songs are very hummable. This is another movie by Subhash Ghai, and was a super-hit at its time. Release in 1980, it stars Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Simi Garewal (negative role), Pran and others.
The story of the movie encompasses both revenge and rebirth, so you should leave aside your logic when watching this movie. Rishi Kapoor is a singer and an orphan, and fairly successful. He starts getting strange headaches and glimpses of a murder. Doctors are unable to diagnose a specific reason, but the doctor is open to the idea that this is a vision of previous birth.
In a party, Rishi catches a glimpse of Tina Munim (in a young lady role), and falls for him; and she for him. He follows her to Ooty, but there catches sight of some sights that are very familiar and which cause him strange headaches. The story starts to fall in place for him.
In a previous birth, he was present in the form of RajKiran, very rich and living with his widowed mother and younger sister in luxury. He loves Simi Garewal, even though his mother disapproves; and marries her. She, however has a different objective, being a lackey of Sir Juda. On the way back, she kills him with a jeep and soon turns his mother and sister out of their home and property.
With this background, Rishi starts plotting to expose her. He pretends to fall in love with her. Accidentally he finds his sister and mother, and then with the help of Pran (Tina Munim's guardian), he manages to expose her, and everything turns out well.
Songs of this movie are excellent. Listen to them here.
- Om Shanti Om
- Ek Haseena Thi
- Dard-e-dil
- Main Solaah Baras

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