Subhash Ghai’s ‘Karz’ clocks 43 years and the world is still hooked on to ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ and ‘Om Shanti Om

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Subhash Ghai’s ‘Karz’ clocks 43 years and the world is still hooked on to ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’_ or Be it ‘Ek Haseena Thi,’ or ‘Om Shanti Om,’ music from ‘Karz’ is still afresh as the morning dew; Subhash Ghai’s directorial clocks 43 glorious years_
Subhash Ghai-directorial Karz, marks its 43rd anniversary today.
Renowned for his remarkable directorial skills, Subhash Ghai has an illustrious filmography that boasts some of Indian cinema’s biggest hits. Among his many triumphs, ‘Karz’ stands tall as one of his most iconic creations, and today it marks its 43rd year in existence. Widely regarded as one of the all-time blockbusters, the music of ‘Karz’ captivated audiences along with Subhash Ghai’s masterful direction, making it an undeniable epic.
Reflecting on this momentous milestone, Subhash Ghai delves into nostalgia, expressing, “The music from ‘Karz’ holds a special place in my heart and will always remain dear to me. The film also, is undeniably Chintuji’s (referring to the late Rishi Kapoor) finest performance. It’s heartening to know that even the younger generation today resonates with the music of ‘Karz.’ To remain relevant after more than three decades is truly an achievement for any filmmaker. I vividly remember, the first of ‘Karz’ was recorded with Mohammad Rafi Saab, Dard-e-dil, and music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. And the first mahurat shot of ‘Karz’ took place on 24th October 1978 and featured Shatrughan Sinha. All I can say is, ‘Kya zamana tha! Ek haseena thi, ek deewana tha!'”
The Character of ‘Monty’ played by Rishi Kapoor even lives in our hearts today and the passion with which he say “Kya Tumne Kabhi Kisse se Pyaar Kiya” and the audience resonates to “Kiyaaa” still mesmerizes and sends us back in time to the disco era. ‘Mere Umar ke naujawana’ will stay young in our hearts till eternity.
Subhash Ghai is a class a brand that ruled the 80s and 90s with a mark. A subject on reincarnation was truly a hit or a miss but with a man who is the king of the jungle a master craftsman nothing was going wrong as he was playing an alchemist. Karz ruled the box offices and stormed hearts with it’s magnetic presentation.
Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani & Simi Grewal were the talk of the town.
The music of ‘Karz’ continues to be regarded as evergreen and is cherished by audiences even in present times. As for Subhash Ghai’s current endeavors, the legendary filmmaker is set to make his mark on Indian television with his production company Mukta Arts’ maiden television show, “Jaanaki.” The eagerly anticipated show is scheduled to be aired on Doordarshan next month, cementing Subhash Ghai’s status as the Showman of Indian television.


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