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Karzzzz: Can Himesh re-live Monty?
Upendra Singh | 16 Oct 2008

Himesh Reshammiya is back once again with his next flick- Karzzzz the remake of Subhash Ghai's block buster of 80s- Karz. It would be interesting to see whether this film tastessuccess at box office or follows the path of other remakes!

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Karzzzz: Can Himesh re-live Monty?
Upendra Singh
Himesh Reshammiya is back once again with his next flick- Karzzzz the remake of Subhash Ghai's block buster of 80s- Karz. It would be interesting to see whether this film tastessuccess at box office or follows the path of other remakes!


Music composer–singer and actor- Himesh Reshammiya’s upcoming flick Karzzzz, directed by Satish Kaushik is all set for release on Friday, October 2008.  This will be the second film as an actor for Himesh after his debut film Aapka SuroorKarzzzz is a remake of Subhash Ghai’s hit movie- Karz (1980)starring Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, and Simi Garewal which was a mega hit.
 
The promos of Karzzzz are making splashes on all TV screens on its promotion trail as it gets ready for release.  The Rishi Kapoor-Tina Munim film was a reincarnation saga revolving around a musician.  In fact the film's music score played a big role in its success and the role of the protagonist-Monty is still alive in the minds of the viewers.  Here, Himesh has scored a hat trick by acting, singing and at the same making compositions for the film!
 
Himesh’s Karzzzz, is a romantic action movie which deals with reincarnation, love, greed, and death.  The music of the film has been creating good response and is slowly but steadily moving towards the top position in music charts.  The music of the film Karzzzz bears the traditional stamp of Himesh with rocking fast numbers.  While composing the music of this film Himesh didn’t accept any other assignment to do justice to hismdream project.  Now, as the release date has arrived, the million dollar question arises- WillHimesh’s Karzzzz be a hit like Rishi’s Karz?
 
Apart from Himesh, the other main star cast of the film is- Urmila Matondkar, Gulshan Grover, Danny Denzongapa, Rohini Hatangadi and Raj Babbar.  Paired against Himesh is none other than debutant Shweta- the daughter of renowned director Indra Kumar.  Urmila is in the character played by Simi Grewal in the original version and Shweta playing the role of Tina Munim.
 
As Himesh is working in the remake version of such a big movie, it is natural that comparisons will be drawn.  People would definitely compare the remake with the original version which may even work against the success of the new version.  Going by the past record, remakes of movies of yester years have hardly fared good at box office, barring a few like Shahrukh’s Don and Devdas.
 
However, Himesh himself has time and again said that he shouldn’t be compared to a legend like Rishi Kapoor.  Satish Kaushik, director of Karzzzz is also of the same opinion and said that it would be unfair to compare Himesh with Rishi.  He further said that Rishis performance in that film was matchless, but at the same time he said that Himesh has surprised him with his performance.  Satish was also all praise for Urmila for whom he said that she was fantastic in the movie and made has made the character of ‘Kamini’ more venomous than the original one.
 
Will Himesh Reshammiya be able to play the role as good as Rishi Kapoor?  Will Shweta Kumar and Urmila Matondkar be able to carry themselves as gracefully as Tina Munim and Simi Garewal?  Can the magic of Karz be re-created?  Well, Friday October 17 holds all such answers when the movie hits theatres.