Karma is a 1986 Bollywood film directed by Subhash Ghai. The film reunites Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar after the success of their last film together Vidhaata (1982). The film also marked the first time Dilip Kumar was paired with veteran actress Nutan.The main aspect of this film you have to realise is that, whilst it may not be up to the usual standards of the sophisticated pallette belonging to your average everyday hollywood filmgoer, Karma was a huge leap in filmmaking within India.
Cast: Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah
Rana vishwa Pratap Singh (Dilip Kumar) is a humanist at heart.Tough a jailer, he believes in the reformation of prisoners, not in their punishment When Dr. Dang (Anupam Kher), a terriorist leader escapes from Pratap singh’s jail, setting it ablaze and killing 480 prisoners in the process, Rana Vishwa pratap singh sets out on a secret mission.He picks up three death row inmates (Anil Kapoor, Jackie shroff and Naseeruddin Shah) trains them and sets out to Dr. dang’s hideout. To finish him, once and for all.
Karma is a film that, admittedly, does not have the sophistication of a Lethal Weapon or Die Hard.You may think im making excuses for a poor film. On the contrary its with these obstacles in mind that Karma has become a GREAT film.The quality of acting talent within the film is awesome, including the great Dilip Kumar and Naseeruddin Shah.The story itself has won several awards and the most important part of the film is the directors style of filmaking which is so unique and stylised that, although this film has been made on a budget and some of the effects may leave a little to be desired, karma is beautiful to watch. The flowing camera movements never let you sit still, the music, though may sound the same, is emotive and used sparingly in the right places to create the perfect effect as a great wine does with your evening meal.