By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Satish Kaushik's Karz will be very different from Subhash Ghai's
original. What will remain are three of Laxmikant-Pyarelal's songs
namely 'Dard-e-Dil", 'Om Shanti Om" and the theme song 'Ek Haseena
Thi". This gives Himesh who sees himself as L-P's inheritor, a
chance to pay homage to his raga-models.
'Dard-e-dil" is, in fact, one of Himesh's all-time favourite
songs. Himesh insisted on having it in Karz. "But even the adapted
songs will be interpreted in a new way. They'll be sung and
re-designed by Himesh. And just as in the original, the theme Ek
Hasina Thi will be used in the background throughout my film",
The fate of Ram Gopal Varma's Sholay notwithstanding, the
extended spell of remakes continues. Satish Kaushik is half-way
through the scripting of the remake of Subhash Ghai's Karz. But
here's the catch.
"My remake will be very different from Subhash Ghai's film. It's
of course being done with Himesh Reshammiya's personality in mind.
I've the highest regards for Himesh as a musician. My Karz will
highlight the protagonist's role as the rock star. I don't want to
focus that much on the reincarnation theme. I've done many remakes
earlier. Does my Tere Naam look anything like the original Telugu
film?" states Satish Kaushik.