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Karma (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 8 August 1986 (India)
The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay), Subhash Ghai | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Dilip Kumar ... Vishwa Pratap Singh aka Rana
Nutan ... Mrs. Singh
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khairuddin Kisti
Jackie Shroff ... Baiju Thakur
Anil Kapoor ... Johnny / Gyaneshwar
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Michael Dang
Sridevi ... Radha
Poonam Dhillon ... Tulsi
Satyanarayana Kaikala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Alter ... Rexson
Beena Banerjee ... Sunil's wife
Bindu ... Tulsi's Chachi
Dan Dhanoa
Madhuri Dixit ... Dance sequence deleted.
C.S. Dubey
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The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail Dang is logged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his daughter-in-law; with Dang escaping in the process. Vishwa who now calls himself Dada Thakur is determine to put an end to Dang and his PSO gang which prompts him to recruit three prisoners who are soon to be hang namely Baiju Thakur, Johnny and former terrorist Khairuddin Kisti. Soon Dada Thakur will come to realize that these prisoners are least interested in his mission as they planned their own agenda. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Salma Agha was hoping to sign the role done by Poonam Dhillon. See more »

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References Don (1978) See more »

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Aye Watan Tere Liye
Sung by Mohammed Aziz, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant - Pyarelal)
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The best remake of Sholay
27 March 2009 | by IbukSee all my reviews

There have been many remakes of Sholay,Karma,Farishtay, Mela,Chinagate,Army and many more I were so forgettable I can't even remember them at the moment. Out of all of these the remake that stands out is Subhash Ghai's Karma. The reason for that is that it is the only decent remake of Sholay. The plot involves Policeman(Dilip Kumar) whose family is gunned down by Dr Deng(Anupum Kher). Dilip Kumar enlists the help of the three heroes(Naseer Uddin Shah,Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff)to help kill Dr Deng. Whilst Dilip Kumar is no match for the great Sanjeev Kumar he does portray his role very well, it's a shame that the same cannot be said for Anupum Kher who I thought was rather bad. The songs,as per usual in a Ghai production were fantastic, in particular Dil diya hai jaan bhi jenge. Another thing I also liked was the unexpected death to one of the heroes(I won't say which one, find out for yourself). The only real complaint I have of Karma is that it is slightly uneven, throughout most of the movie there is hardly any action then in the last thirty minutes it becomes an absolute bloodbath. Karma was made in 1986 at a time where Subhash Ghai could do no wrong,Meri Jung,Hero,Karz, he even went on to make movies like Ram Lakhan and Saudgar. After that he seems to have lost his touch,Pardes I thought was average,Taal I think is rather overrated, Yaadein was trash,Kisna was a real bore. I have not mentioned his latest Yuvraaj because after Kisna I have completely given up on him ever making a decent movie again and therefore didn't see it but from the comments I have read about it I can only assume it is rather bad. Please Mr Ghai prove me wrong and give me a masterpiece with your next movie and reestablish your status as a genius of Bollywood movies.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Карма See more »

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6-Track Stereo | Dolby SR

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2.35 : 1
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