NOT A REVIEW - Just wondering how I'll resist using 'zzzz' and keep myself from taking 'vengeance' in the review if I don't like the movie...
God knows what he is going to do to the movie
And this reaction is priceless -
Sad is the state of Indian movies which saw Himesh Reshammiya’s Aap Ka Surroorrr - The Moviieeeiie becoming one of the major hits of the year. I knew it from the onset that the near death experience will not be over soon... ... ... More than a near death experience, Himesh will be handing us a pre-death, through-death AND post-death experience with his next movie Karzzz
Since the lead character is a rockstar and the actor is a music composer and singer with his own fan following, the movie is bound to be a lot about it's music.
I love the music of the original Karz and am only happy that they decided against using the same music. They have composed completely new songs. Thank goodness for some mercies!
But originality doesn't go a long way.
Kulwinder Kally has alleged that Soniye Je Tere Nal, which features in the forthcoming Karzzz that stars Reshammiya himself, was actually written by a Pakistani lyricist, Shaonki Khan, and sung by him.
The wounds from Himesh’s earlier barrage are still fresh and he’s back doing what he does worst - same hooks, groans, aahs and oohs.
At least we are prepared for the worst. Anything else is only going to be a bonus...
- meeta, a part of the audience
Good news - no devastating damage done (to put things in perspective, this is the guy who starred in Aap kaa Suroor) Bad news - We saw this almost 25 years ago and can watch it again at home any time we like! Then, pray tell us, why would we want to see Himessss-bhai instead of chintu-mama?
It's going to be claimed that the target is not the multiplex cine-goer but the "masses". Tell me, which section enjoys Himesh fainting down like every other pregnant woman in Hindi movies? And which section is going to be mesmerized by Urmila's fairy-tale-like vampish gait?
Character sketches in movies like these are just amazing. For instance, the woman is given such an important place in the story line...after all our man is completely and unquestioningly smitten by her...and yet her function is less than that of a prop. She just exists. It must be some sort-of an art to make the object of 'true love' a bystander whose primary function is to lick ice-creams and go on a soft toy fetish. Damn, she doesn't even bother to offer support when the man of her life has disclosed the inner turmoil he's going through!
In the 80's we thoroughly enjoyed if not thrived on the cinematic liberties taken. But hasn't the audience matured at least a bit since then? Even if each and every character, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, in Karzzzz have the best anti-aging cosmetics at their disposal. You are helpfully given 'then and now' transitions of brand ambassador Urmila Matondkar as proof. None of the characters manage an extra wrinkle, or an extra inch. I want whatever they are having!
Oh, by the way, if you were thinking the makers were ingenious enough to only take from one movie made previously, get set to be proven wrong. Kabira (Danny Denzongpa) is given only lines from old Hindi movies to fit the particular situation. They are relevant enough so, it doesn't become painful. Though every time someone said "kudrat ka karishma" (nature's
freak miracle), I felt like saying, "not really, it happened more than 25 years ago (if not earlier)."
And then you have the blatant references to Deewar, Shaan, Mr. India. Not to mention the mimicry artist of a villain, bad man, Gulshan Grover doing a Feroze Khan-cum-
Of course, borrowing neither stops at dialogues nor at old Hindi movies. The songs are all seen there, heard that. No-no, I'm not referring to "ek haseena thi" or the signature tune from the original. (Although, the man actually sounds good when other voice-producing organs overpower the mighty nose!) I'm referring to the first song ("ishq is duniya mein") that sounds like Himesh's compositions from earlier movies. And the second, third, and so on numbers which sound like the first. So, we actually have borrowing from the latest movie!
The camerawork, background score etc. do try to give the movie a slick look - what with the action choreographer going for the home run with Himesh flying through a mansion. And however smart you make the movie look when it's about reincarnation, then the half-hearted attempt at logic/logistics in the climax makes you laugh only harder.
One argument could be that if Karz is likeable what's wrong with Karzzzz? It’s the same story after all. But somehow, the balance tilts against a Himesh Reshammiya being snickered at by most members of the audience every time he attempts emotion.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs down, by nita jatar kulkarni, Now Running.com : ...Considering that most of the actors do an average job, and the cinematography, the sets, and screenplay are not worth talking about... full review
Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...The film is an out n out Himesh Reshammiya show. Apart from being the leading man, Himesh has also composed the music and sung the songs.... full review
Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...The contemporised props and locations hardly help wipe out the feeling of watching a film that belongs to another time zone, far beyond the theme of reincarnation.... full review
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Inky pinky ponky. Kamini (Urmila Matondkar) has a Ravi (Dino Morea). Ravi dies, Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) cries. Inky pinky ponky. Monty has a Kamini. Kamini...
Come on guys, it’s a movie about reincarnation, I can't pick on logic and logistics matters, once I'm supposed to submit to rebirth and happy coincidences as the basic premise!