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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.


Subhash Ghai


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


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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Sunil Sikand was to make his directional Debut with one of the biggest Multi star rear of 70s's titled Karishmaa which had ensemble cast like Amitabh Bachchan,Shashi Kapoor,Pran,Parveen Babi,Sharmila Tagore,Nirupa Roy,Danny Denzongpa,Ranjeet,Iftekar,Jalal Agha ,Roopesh Kumar,Jeevan and Romesh Sharma,the film got shelved after 3 reels as the story was similar to Subash Ghai's Karz 1980. See more »


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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Om Shanti Om
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Kishore Kumar
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Music, Direction and a gripping plot.
30 July 2003 | by aditya_trehanSee all my reviews

A brilliant entertainer, which after two decades since its initial release still, has the potential to deliver its entertainment package.

Three hours of song, excellent music and a story revolving around re-incarnation and divine justice. The music is as great as the audience has come to expect from the team. The direction is snappy and the characters in the plot are all alive and vibrant with each and every one of them fitting in to the story line as vital pieces of the picture.

The guitar lead-in, which forms a prelude to the title song, is used effectively in a few instances in the movie and is instantly recognizable by anyone anywhere who has heard it just once.

The story is effective and easy for the Indian psyche to accept and appreciate since there has always been a feeling of mysticism and awe in the Indian mind when it comes to matters supernatural and the triumph of good over evil.

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