Karma (2004 TV series)
|Genre||Superhero action drama|
|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 network||STAR Plus|
|Original release||27 August 2004 –|
11 February 2005
Karma - Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badalney is an Indian superhero television series series written by Subodh Chopra and directed by Pawan Kaul. The show aired on STAR Plus from 27 August 2004 to 11 February 2005. It was the first ever action-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. The series was re-aired on STAR Utsav and Pogo.
Karan (Siddharth Choudary) 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 Gayatri Ji, he decides to finish the evil.
Meanwhile, he is in senior college, he notices that his classmates were cheating in exams and he discloses the fact to the School Head. After that, those students beat him till death, but he is revived by his grandfather Devdutt with the power of his meditation. As Devdutt uses the Seven stars to revive him, he gets filled with the power of seven stars. After that he gets superpowers. His friend Mrinal, whom he loved, helps him out with his assignments as helping Karan while Karan saves her from all dangers by becoming Karma. Karma wears a black armor with seven stars in the center and a cape. 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 also throws a star sometimes with a 'K' written on it. He fights Markesh's assassins like Gunshot (Gaurav Chopra), Char Sau Chalis, Tilasma, Gilgit and Sonika to protect the Panaki (The city where he resides).Karan had not got his love mrinal and mrinal had not loved her, so karan was searching for anyone else who will take care of his life. At last, in a face-to-face confrontation, he and Markesh find out that Markesh's mother and Karma stars were close and killing Karma will result in Markesh's Mother's Death too. Therefore, Karma smartly plots to separate Markesh and Markesh's mother, so as to weaken them. In-fact, he makes Markesh think that his mother is dead. And with many problems in Karan's own personal life, the show abruptly ends, with Karan lastly saying that he is Karma, he should keep on doing his duty without expecting any fortune for himself.
- Siddharth Choudhary - Karan, Karma.
- Riva Bubber - Mrinal
- Mohan Kapoor - Markesh 1
- Nawab Shah - Markesh 2
- Tinu Anand - Devdutt (Karan's grandfather)
- Gaurav Chopra - Gunshot
- Melissa Pais - Kaira
- Aisha Shah - Maya
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 2004, Star Plus launched Karma in the hopes of capitalizing on the success of the Bollywood blockbuster Koi Mil Gaya.
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