Himesh Reshammiya is back with Karzzz and yet again as a Music Director, Singer and obviously the main protagonist. The movie directed by Satish Kaushik of Tere Naam fame also stars Urmila Matondkar, Shweta Kumar, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Dino Morea, Raj Babbar and many more!
Reincarnation movies have rarely failed in Bollywood. Right from the yesteryear Karz to Karan Arjun to the more recent Om Shanti Om.. all have struck gold at the box office. Can Himesh Reshammiya’s Karzz remake follow the same path?
Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) is a amazingly popular rockstar, with a fan following that most would dream of. One fine night at a party, Monty meets Tina. At first sight, both fall madly in love with each other. Tina though, leaves the party and returns to her hometown. Soon during one of his shows, he gets into a trance while playing those high notes. Visuals of a beautiful girl with her man, a temple, a palace and a plane crash flash in his mind… all of which leads to a collapse on stage.
Monty takes a break and goes away to Kenya where he finds Tina and also the Mansion! The rest of the tale is about how Monty rediscovers his identity from his previous life to take revenge on those who cruelly killed him.
Karzz is a Himesh Reshammiya overdose. Its gets monotonous to sit through a movie which has Himesh in almost every frame; either singing, dancing or quite simply hamming his way through. Although the extremely confident star does deserve credit for the effort he has put into the making of the film, he unfortunately can’t act, over the top soon as the scene gets a tad bit emotional. If Aap Ka Surroor had Himesh in just one expression throughout, here we have him in about 2 and half expressions! He managed to extract something out of the pale looking audience, just before the climax, most were in splits when Himesh leaps high in the air to confront one of the villains, infact the action sequences throughout are quite funny to say the least.
Karzz is like one of those Mithun Chakraborty B grade action movies of the 80s targeted mainly towards Himesh’s hardcore fan following based in the interiors of India. The pace is slow, so slow that it could put you into deep slumber. The songs, composed and sung by Himesh himself, lack variety. Ek Haseena Thi, is the only track that stands out.
Urmila Matondkar is poor in the important scenes and guess I noticed a wee bit more of Urmila’s upper torso than most did. Shweta Kumar looks beautiful, but her role demands no scope for histrionics. Danny Denzongpa is fine. Bakhtiyaar Irani is good. Gulshan Grover has a very small role with no dialogues. Dino Morea again has nothing much to do.
Overall, Karzz is a below average product. If your a die-hard Himesh Reshammiya fan, go for it. For the rest, its a big no-no! Business wise, the movie should do well in the smaller towns, but probably will be rejected by the multiplex audience.
Other notes: The mutliplex I watched the movie in, was about 10% full, which is quite shocking even for a 11 AM morning show.
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