Anyways, now back to Karz. A very popular film, with an even more popular soundtrack, I loved almost all of it. Ravi Verma (Raj Kiran looks good) wins a court case against Sir Juda (Premnath) and rightfully owns back his large estate in Ooty. It's funny how Sir Juda gets across his point tinkling his glass. He is mute but is wicked and mean. Premnath is utterly wasted in the role and looks ludicrous, too. There is a scene where he is sitting in a bathtub and some girls are scrubbing him. Ugghh!!!
Years later, the focus shifts on a young singer who is the darling of the entertainment industry. Monty (Rishi Kapoor) sings and dances like a dream and is always surrounded by girls. When he was a child he was adopted by a wealthy man called J J Oberoi, who groomed him up as a singer. Monty is indebted to him and obeys him at all cost. But the reality is that Oberoi sees him as just a means to earn money and prosper in business. He has Monty under contract that the latter won't sing at private functions. Monty calls him 'Daddy' but this father does not care for him. Monty has everything but he is still alone. he has only one dear friend called Dayal (Jalal Agha) who is there by him always. and
While ending the performance he plays the same tune that used to be Ravi Verma's favourite and has some visions. He is perplexed at what he sees and undergoes neural examinations. A doctor suggests that he must be having visions from his past life but others brush it away saying it's all bunkum. But Monty has no peace. He rushes to Ooty where he meets up with Tina and professes his love to her.
The two have a merry time and soon even Tina's uncle, Kabira (I love Pran and how he speaks in blank verses) also approves of the young and handsome lad. But the hallucinations continue. Monty is in turmoil and he must put an end to it. And that will only happen when he discovers the root cause of these visions and the dangerous secret that is lurking close by...
Pran was superb. And he was quite funny. He talks in blank verses and is quite credible as the jail-returned goodhearted Kabira. It's worth it seeing Hindi film's original bad man making such an effort slipping into a character actor's role. But frankly, he does it with aplomb.