Kartam Bhugtam Review: Vijay Raaz and Shreyas Talpade's film based on Karma is engaging and twisted

Film: Kartam Bhugtam

Cast: Vijay Raaz, Shreyas Talpade, Madhoo, Aksha Pardasany

Director: Soham Shah

Rating: 3.5 Moons

You reap what you sow, is the simplest way to explain the theory of 'Karma'. For a believer, terms like 'luck', 'good deeds' and 'fortune' are particularly important. Based on the concept of karma and luck, Soham Shah directs a film titled Kartam Bhugtam. Starring Vijay Raaz, Shreyas Talpade, Madhoo and Aksha Pardasany, it will release in theatres tomorrow.

Kartam Bhugtam is the story of Dev (Shreyas Talpade). He lives in New Zealand with his girlfriend. Due to a legal dispute around his ancestral property, Dev has to return to India and sort out the conflict. The dispute has affected him financially too. However, things don't go around the way Dev has imagined. Amid this, he meets a tantrik, Anna (Vijay Raaz). This encounter isn't a friendly and happy one. What follows next is a 2 hours 11 minutes journey of thrill, twists and turns. 

Kartam Bhugtam plays well with the subject. Karma, superstition and spiritual beliefs are topics that are favoured by filmmakers for the right reasons. Soham Shah understands the vision of the audience and serves what they crave to watch on the big screen. Kartam Bhugtam is packed with engaging twists, turns, drama and the right amount of intensity to keep the audience hooked. While the subject is serious, there are some comic moments.

Vijay Raaz slips into the skin of Anna. Delivering yet another restrained performance, the veteran actor steals the spotlight. Shreyas Talpade is brilliant as Dev. It's refreshing to see him play a unique character. Shreyas's experience and on-screen charisma create a huge impact. Madhoo and Aksha Pardasany add weight to the story.

Kartam Bhugtam is a thoroughly entertaining film with fine performances. Don't miss it in theatres this weekend.