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When Jailer Vishwanath Pratap Singh slaps arch-criminal Dr. Michael Deng, he does not realize he has re-shaped his own future, as soon after his two sons, and daughter-in-law are ... See full summary »

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Vishwa Pratap Singh aka Rana
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Mrs. Singh
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Khairuddin Kisti
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Baiju Thakur
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Johnny / Gyaneshwar
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Dr. Michael Dang
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Satyanarayana Kaikala
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Dan Dhanoa
C.S. Dubey
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Pedestrian with bicyle on his shoulder
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When Jailer Vishwanath Pratap Singh slaps arch-criminal Dr. Michael Deng, he does not realize he has re-shaped his own future, as soon after his two sons, and daughter-in-law are mercilessly gunned down by Deng's men; his youngest son is crippled; and his wife, Rukmani loses her vocal chords. Now calling himself Dada Thakur, Singh is determined to bring an end to Deng, and recruits three prisoners on death-row, namely Baiju Thakur, Johny/Gyneshwar, and a former terrorist Khairuddin Kisti to assist him in his private war against Deng. Dada Thakur does not realize that his army of three have only agreed to join him so that they could enjoy freedom, away from the prison, and from certain death awaiting them. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Subhash Ghai's original choice for the villain's role (Dr. Dang) was Amrish Puri, but the film-maker opted for Anupam Kher instead. Reason: "Amrish has been killed so many times on screen earlier that people wouldn't be interested in watching him get killed yet again," Ghai had revealed then. See more »

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If this is good Indian cinema, I'd hate to see the bad
24 January 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this movie. I'd seen the poster in an old French textbook (don't ask why) and it looked quite awesome. I'd never seen an Indian film before, and I figured an Indian action movie from the 1980s could be great. So last month I purchased the Karma DVD online.

Two words: big disappointment.

I don't know if all Indian movies are like this, but the photography was terrible, the acting was cheesy, the songs are incredibly generic (they all sound the same to my western ears), and the action is TERRIBLE. The movie has a few good explosions, and lots of guys get gunned down, but the stunts are third rate (at best!). The director doesn't handle the story or the action with any sort of style or exuberance. The movie has only one redeeming quality, and that's the actor with the black beard. He's a real badass, and he nearly pulls this movie from the brink with his incredible Bronson/Eastwood-esque performance.

If the Indians want to make movies like Hollywood, they need to trim their scripts down and learn how to direct. I still want to see Sholay, but if that's as bad as this movie then I won't be putting any more Indian films at the top of my list.


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