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Karam (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 March 2005 (India)
Karam is an action film in which a guilt-ridden hit man quits his job after a traumatic killing, before his former boss kidnaps his wife in order to make him do one last job.


Sanjay F. Gupta


Suparn Verma (story and screenplay)




Credited cast:
John Abraham ... John
Priyanka Chopra ... Shalini (John's Wife)
Bharat Dabholkar ... Captain
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Yunus
Shiney Ahuja ... ACP Wagh Pratap Singh
Anjan Srivastav ... DCP Patil
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal ... Sub Inspector Naik
Murli Sharma ... Kaif
Kanwar Pal Kanwar Pal
Rajesh Khera ... Bull
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aakash Aakash
Nitin Arora Nitin Arora ... Friendly Appearance
Pear Barsiwala Pear Barsiwala
Ashok Beniwal Ashok Beniwal
Pawan Chopra ... Major


This action-thriller follows John, an assassin working for a mobster named Captain. After killing an entire family, he is hit by the consequences of his actions and decides to quit his job. He starts life anew with his pregnant wife Shalini. Meanwhile, John's boss, Captain, is facing a threat from a rival don, Yunus. After being attacked, Captain decides to teach the city a lesson by killing the city's top industrialist, top film producer, the cop backing Yunus and Yunus himself; so that everyone else falls in line and no one dreams of becoming another Yunus. He decides that John must carry out this plan of his. To achieve this, he takes Shalini hostage. John is given 36 hours to kill the five targets on the hit list. Things get worse when the city's toughest cop Wagh traces John who is pressed for time and the body count is growing. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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...all for love.


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The film flopped badly at the box office. See more »


When John received his wife's finger it was a full finger but when he was talking to her on the phone after the song in the night club, she had a half cut finger on her hand. See more »


[first lines]
Shalini (John's Wife): John would laugh when I used to write my diary. He'd say the past is meant to be forgotten, not to be remembered. How can I forget the days I spent with him? I loved him dearly... though I knew he was a contract killer. I wish he hadn't picked up the gun for the first time, then perhaps...!
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Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film received an NC16 rating due to "violence and sexual scene". It was further passed with cuts to receive a PG rating. See more »


References Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) See more »


Koi Aisa Alam
Sung by Sonu Nigam and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Composed by Vishal Dadlani (as Vishal) and Shekhar Ravjiani (as Shekhar)
Lyrics by Dev Kohli
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A True Brilliant Masterpiece By Hindi Cinema
24 June 2007 | by haninaqviSee all my reviews

All i can say that i cannot find a single mistake in the movie, The Movie Direction, Shot Composition, Cinematography, Music, Acting all were Absolutely Perfect

John Abraham's Acting was really Flawless, as for Priyanka's Role, As far as i can say A Very Hard Hitting Challenging role it was indeed it was by far her Best Performance,

Direction was like WOW!!! Sanjay Gupta, Truly did his best!! Cinematography: Oh My God i was AWED by that The Composition Was PERFECT!! Music: The Music was Great, Vishal Shekhar Showed Their Techniques as Master Musicians, The Song Tinka Tinka, Has a Soft Groovy Effect to it, The Song Tera hi Karam, Was Brilliant!!!

When i watched the film MY EYES were Hooked From Start to End

You Will Find it Very Brilliantly Directed Even though I'm writing about this 2 years later but it is Definitely Worth Buying

Go and Grab a Copy of the DVD out on EROS

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11 March 2005 (India) See more »

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