For some strange reason I had missed out watching “Aap ka Suroor” in theatres and was determined to catch “Karzzz” on the big screen. I went for the 8:30 PM show on the first day of release, half expecting a room full of screaming, screeching, howling, cap-wearing, Himesh Bhai fans. But there were exactly 11 people in the hall that day. Of course, we couldn’t let that dampen our enthusiasm and readied ourselves for 3 hours of madness and entertainment.
Since we all know what the story is, (we all have seen ‘Karz’ haven’t we?) I’m not going to delve into the details. What I am going to talk about is apna Himesh Reshammiya. You love him, you hate him, but you simply cannot ignore him. Honestly speaking he is a phenomenon that is simply something we have not seen in recent times.
He sings, he dances, he hams and he delivers with such earnestness, it’s heartwarming. Right from his first shot to the last he shines. You really have to check him out in the scene when he tells Kabir Chacha (Danny Denzonpa) about his reincarnation. The thing about Himesh Bhai is that he knows he is not a great actor, but is willing to go that extra mile to overcome this tiny little defect and that effort clearly shows on the screen.
Apart from the story and Himesh Bhai, everything else pales actually. Urmila Matondkar with the extra layer of make-up manages to out-ham Himesh Bhai and comes across as a soap opera star. Gulshan Grover as Sir Juda takes the Hindi villains to new depths. Shweta Kumar as his love interest is annoying. Rohini Hattangadi as Himesh’s mom does what she was supposed to do.
The only saving grace in the supporting cast is Danny, and could someone please give him roles to suit his caliber.
The music is strictly OK. Direction, the less said the better. The production value is extremely poor, which was not expected at all.
This movie is strictly for Himesh fans. People who want to go for a laugh, without expecting anything else, go ahead and watch. Everyone else…. Stay Away.