Karma (TV series)
Karma title card
|Genre||Superhero action drama|
|Format||Television drama series|
|Written by||Subodh Chopra|
|Directed by||Pawan Kaul|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Editor(s)||K Rajdeep and Janak Chauhan|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original channel||STAR Plus|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original run||August 27, 2004– February 11, 2005|
Karma - Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badalney is an Indian superhero television drama series written by Subodh Chopra and directed by Pawan Kaul. The show aired on STAR Plus from August 27, 2004 to February 11, 2005 on Friday nights at 10.00 PM. It was the first-ever thriller show from the Balaji Telefilms.
Karma involves the battle between good and evil as the titular superhero faced off against demonic evil. The main cast of the show was Siddharth Choudhary in the titular role of Karma, Riva Bubber and Tinu Anand.
The show is based in a fictitious city named panaki but it is actually has been shot in Mumbai and some other popular cities in India.
In 2007, the drama was re-aired on STAR Utsav.
Karma was initially called Kaalki (named after the Hindu god Vishnu's 10th and final avatar on earth). Kaalki was scheduled for November 2002 on Star Plus, but the network did not seem too keen on the sci-fi show for that year. However, in August 2003, Star Plus launched Karma in the hopes of capitalizing on the success of the Bollywood blockbuster Koi Mil Gaya.
Karan (Siddharth Chaudhary) is born with supernatural powers, however he is oblivious to the fact until his twenty-first birthday when his powers increase at an alarming rate. He discovers that he was the "chosen one" who was born to defeat evil forces of Markesh (Mohan Kapoor). Teaming up with his girlfriend Mrinal (Riva Bubber), he sets out to fight evil as "Karma".
Meanwhile he is in senior college he meets with an accident where he discloses copy of his classmate guys and gets badly beaten by them. After that he gets filled with the power of seven stars. His girlfriend Mrinal helps him out with his assignments as helping Karan while Karan saves her from all dangers by becoming Karma. Karma hides his identity from the people by wearing a mask on his eyes containing seven stars which shows that his power is the power of seven stars. He fights Markesh's assassins like Gunshot (Gaurav Chopra), Char Sau Chalis, Tilasma and Gilgit to protect the world; and eventually the eight-star villain and succeeds in killing Markesh.
- Siddharth Choudhary - Karan/Karma Smani 7763004242
- Riva Bubber - Mrinal
- Mohan Kapoor - Markesh 1
- Tinu Anand - Devdutt/Karan's Grandfather
- Gaurav Chopra - Gunshot
- Melissa Pais - Kaira
- Nawab Shah - Markesh 2
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