This weekend was a special treat for all you die-hard Bollywood buffs. Firstly, there were two big releases Bachna Ae Haseeno and God Tussi Great Ho which hit the marquee and then we at Bollywood Hungama even unveiled the first promos of two of the most keenly anticipated films this year - Karzzzz and Dostana.
While the response to both the promos has been simply outstanding, special mention must be made of the buzz that the Karzzzz promo has managed to generate. The reasons for this are manifold.
1. Love him or hate him but you can't ignore Him-esh Reshammiya. Right from the time, the film was announced at a grand mahurat, expectations began soaring. Karzzzz is the second film of actor/ singer/ music composer Himesh Reshammiya after the super-successful Aap Ka Suroor- the Moviee. What sets apart Himesh from other leading actors, is the fact that he is not just acting but also singing and composing his own songs. While the trend is not much common in Bollywood, many of the top international stars like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears or Eminem have achieved tremendous fame doing the same. If Karzzz hits the bulls-eye, the day is not far when Himesh Reshammiya would be truly be considered as a rock-star belonging to an international league.
2. Karzzzz produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and directed by Satish Kaushik is a remake of the 1980 classic Karz starring Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim and Simi Garewal. While Himesh plays the lead role this time, newcomer Shweta Kumar gets into Tina Munim's shoes and glam diva Urmila Matondkar plays the role immortalized by Simi Garewal. With HR paired opposite two lovely ladies, expect some sparks to fly on screen.
3. Coming to the promo, the moment one hears the strumming of the guitar, the haunting tune which was originally created by Laxmikant Pyarelal comes to your mind. A much fitter and leaner Himesh Reshammiya is seen on stage as the crowd go into frenzy. What's more, this is the first time the actor is seen without his trademark cap and his hair do surely has all the makings of becoming a style statement in the days to come. Keeping in mood with the re-incarnation theme of the film, the credits read Gulshan Kumar re-presents which give you a taste of things to come. The promo shifts gears as HR is shown serenading the pretty Shweta Kumar and the glamorous Urmila Matondkar. HR's vocals in the Lut Jaoon Main Uss Karz Mein immediately strike a chord, even as the actor is seen doing some heavy-duty action sequences. After some shots of gun firing and cars exploding, the promo comes to a close as Himesh Reshammiya (earlier introduced as Monty in the promo) tells Urmila, " Main Ravi Verma hoon...Kaamini"
The promo has received a thunderous response and unprecedented hits on Bollywood Hungama and going by the looks of it, this one promises to be complete paisa-vasool entertainment for all HR fans.