There is a certain disadvantage of being compared with the original film while making a remake. However, even if Karzzzz was an original film, it would have still been unappealing.
Karzzzz is a story of reincarnation of Monty (Himesh Reshammiya) who was Ravi Verma (Dino Morea) in his previous life. Ravi is killed by his wife Kamini (Urmila Matondkar) with the help of Sir Juda (Gulshan Grover) for money and property. 25 years later, rock star Monty while playing a mysterious tune in front of a live audience gets flashbacks of his previous life and collapses. After a little more exploration, Monty recollects everything from his previous life.
It is love at first sight for Monty when he meets Tina (Shweta Kumar) while performing at a private party. Little does Monty know that Tina is the foster daughter of Kamini. What follows is a journey of love, vengeance and betrayal.
The age difference between Himesh and Shweta clearly affects their on screen chemistry. Too many songs in the first half prove a hindrance to the film’s pace. The loosely written screenplay of the film is the weakest link. The film is filled with a series of clichés like when Ravi Verma’s mother, played by Rohini Hattangadi instantly recognises her reincarnated son who bears no similarity to Ravi. Also, the scene when Monty tries to convince Kamini that he is Ravi by talking about their intimate moments, makes you laugh unintentionally. In the climax scene, Monty is seen running effortlessly even after being hit by a bullet in his leg. The film also ends abruptly with nothing being told about most characters.
There is nothing exceptional on the performances front. Himesh Reshammiya is average as he almost plays himself (rock star) in the film. Urmila Matondkar does a decent job of playing the evil lover although there is not much difference in her looks and body even after 25 years. Shweta Kumar who makes her debut in the film looks good but has to work on her acting skills.
Gulshan Grover is completely wasted as he plays a mute villain who mysteriously communicates with his subordinates by his left hand made of some silver metal. Talented actors like Raj Babbar, Asrani and Himani Shivpuri are underutilised with minuscule roles.
On the upside, Danny Denzongpa lives up to his character of a Hindi film fanatic delivering dialogues of various famous films including Himesh’s Aap Ka Saroor. Dino Morea is good in his special appearance. Bakthiyaar Irani as Monty’s buddy gives a respectable performance.
With a poor screenplay and average performances, Karzzzz is an uninspiring remake and is completely avoidable. – (indiatimes)