" Yeh Karzzzz Mehenga Pada "
Remaking old movies have sort of become a trend in Bollywood. But whether the trend is good or bad depends on the results. But it has been disappointing so far right from Don, Umrao Jaan, Victoria No 203 and now Kar(1000Z).
It’s amazing to see that the makers had the plot readymade but still they faltered big time. The basic plot remains the same as Ravi Verma(Dino) is killed by Kamini(Urmila) and is reborn as Monty the rockstar (Himesh). The only difference Ooty becomes Kenya and a twist in the tale in the second half which is not at all interesting.
The direction is very weak and so is the screenplay. Performance wise Rohini Hatangadi and Danny are good though their strong characters are not well etched out. Shweta Kumar has a long way to go. Urmila has made an actress like Simi Gerewal look legendary. She hams outrageously and why does she always have to walk as if she is walking on the ramp. That brings us to the hero Himesbhais' antics. While he is singing, dancing, acting, laughing, crying and jumping he had the same expression on his face and same chewing gum in his mouth. But kudos for all the efforts he has put in and for taking all this so seriously. However he was bogged down by poor execution by the director.
That brings us to the director of the movie who had already burnt his and many distributors’ fingers in the past by making a movie on reincarnation called PREM. This time also he remains consistent. Instead of paying homage to the Subhash Ghai classic he has made a spoof of it.
Even if the movie is not compared to the original it falls flat as the original was just not a revenge story but also a very emotional drama and thats where the remixed version lost out. It simply lacks soul.
Ab Karz toh T Series , Satish Kaushik aur himesh Ko chukana hi padega – Laxmikant-Pyarelal Ko, Rishi Kapoor Ko, Subhash Ghai ko, Kishhore Kumar Ko and finally Humko. Kyunki yeh Karzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Sachmuch Mehenga Pada