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Karz (1980)

Not Rated | | Action, Musical, Romance | 11 June 1980 (India)
Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini.

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhowmic), Rahi Masoom Reza (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rishi Kapoor ... Monty
Tina Ambani ... Tina (as Tina Munim)
Simi Garewal ... Kamini Verma
Raj Kiran ... Ravi Verma
Prem Nath ... Sir Judah
Pran ... Kabira
Durga Khote ... Shanta Prasad Verma
Abha Dhulia Abha Dhulia ... Julie
Jalal Agha ... Dr. Dayal
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Mr. G.G. Oberoi
Iftekhar ... Dr. Daniel (as Iftikhar)
Birbal ... Daiyan (Kabir's right)
Viju Khote ... Baiyan (Kabir's left) (as Vijoo Khote)
Mac Mohan ... Sir Judah's Spokesperson
Mukri ... College Principal
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Storyline

Sir Juda plans to take over the vast estate of Ranimaa, but finds out that the beneficiary is her son, Ravi Verma. He asks Ravi's girlfriend to marry him, and then have him killed accidentally, which she does. This devastates Ranimaa, and leaves the estate open for Sir Juda to take over. Years later, Monty Oberoi, who is a popular singer, surfaces into this story. He has visions of a murder taking place, and is unable to comprehend the meaning of these visions. His travesl take him to Ranimaa's estate, and it is then that he realizes the reason and motive of his birth. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 June 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

In Debt See more »

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Mukta Arts See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Russian DJ RZHB sampled "Main Solah Baras Ki". It was titled "Bycycle Amphibian".A music video was also posted on youtube. The only problem is people are unable to search the video due to the DJ writing his name and all songs in Russian writing .To find the songs, one must go to the Google Translate page and type in the English writing of the songs name, then click "Translate" into Russian. Only then when the Russian writing shows up can the person cut and paste the Russian writing and enter it under the search engine on youtube.com. Then you will be able to find all of RZHB's work. See more »

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After Monty collapses on the stage, the next shot shows the hospital board which reads "Neurology and Psychiatry". Strangely, just above it is written "Nephrology", which is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the kidney. See more »

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Paisa Yeh Paisa
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Kishore Kumar
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Get a life
22 May 2010 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Karz is one of the most famous Subhash Ghai films, but according to me it is nowhere among his best. The execution is uneven and at places the film does not flow well. The story is very interesting, but the script lets it down. The film spans for a period of something like three decades (Monty's age was specified as almost 30 in the film), but the characters do not even age appropriately during this time. Some of the dialogues and the proceedings are overdone and some sequences are amateurishly done. Despite the flaws, Karz does have entertainment value, mainly due to the fantastic music and some successfully shot moments of suspense. Songs like "Dard-E-Dil", "Om Shanti Om" as well as the instrumental theme of the movie are beautiful. The entire reincarnation track could have been better done. Rishi Kapoor is Monty, a top singer who was named Ravi at his previous birth. Ravi was killed by his wife Kamini and eventually reborn as Monty, probably in order to take revenge. Kapoor did his part well, but at some points he overdid it. The vibrant Tina Munim played his love interest, and her overly childish attitude really got on my nerves. The show was stolen by the awesome Simi Garewal, and she played her elegant vicious Kamini with style. Karz is an okay film, quite watchable and enjoyable, but basically nothing particularly good.


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