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Karma – Do you believe?

21Jul

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I love horror movies and thrillers, I got a nice 80s collection of some of the greatest cult classics, believe it or not the movie that scared me shitless was Alfred Hitchcock  1960s classic “The Birds” ohhhh I get chills.

“Karma” a Telugu Film (English subtitles) is giving me the “Bird” effect, I’ve only seen a handful of Telugu movies, I haven’t quite been moved, except to tell you I like this or that Bollywood actor/actress in that one Telugu movie. But “Karma” looks like it has the formula to be a good thriller. I’m looking forward to seeing it and will bring you more details.

Karma Official Site

Petz lives in a media cave and loves thriller films

Synopsis of Karma

The words “Kali-Yuga” are heard in the language of traditional Indians. The Sanskrit definitions describe it to mean that this is Age of Iron, of machines, of evil. It is said that mankind will have reached the depths of the Kali-Yuga when man starts eating man, when cows give blood and kill instead of giving milk and life. If Dharma, that is righteousness and honor, stood on four legs in the Golden Age, the Iron Age will have Dharma hobbling on one leg and gasping for breath. In 1989, Six year old Padma’s father was murdered by a Brahmin, a priest who should have represented the studying of divinity, and was instead a drug peddler who used his status for greed. Now in 2008, Padma lives alone in the quiet and picturesque town of Shamrock in Belle County. The town is home to some deadly murders, with evidence of cannibalism and torture. Shamrock is also suffering from an unnatural outbreak of the deadly Mad Cow Disease.

A lot of the beef and cattle in the town is infected with it and people are dropping like flies. Padma is now a 23 year old pre-med student. She is devastated, sad and most importantly, alone. Two months ago, a heart attack took her mother away from her and left Padma with nothing but herself, her thoughts, her memories and her diary. Even her good friend, Raj, is unable to bring her out of her despair despite his best efforts or his open love for her. One day, Padma gets an international call from Sumati, a woman who proclaims herself to be Padma’s mothers best friend. Apparently she’d occasionally been in touch with Padma’s mom all these years and had now heard of her best friend’s death. She was going to come visit Padma with her son, Dev.

After their arrival, Sumati has to run to New York on urgent work for her non-profit corporation, Padma is left with Dev alone for a few days. Dev, an ardent devotee of the Trimurti- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is deep in his understanding of spirituality and has something that Padma has aspired to all her life but could never find, he is at peace. Inspite of her desire for understanding and for happiness, Padma refuses to buy into Dev’s philosophies of life. She refuses to believe in bhagwan, god, and is unrepentant for it. Her mind questions the idea of god because she is now left with no family, her father was murdered by a man of god and the deep sadness within her refuses to comprehend any sense of rationalization. She simply cannot compromise herself to believe that there is a god. She is stubborn in her belief until Dev starts behaving in a strange manner.

He tells her about having dreams of Padma’s life before they met. He guesses songs on the radio before they come on and he talks of having strength by devotion. He is abnormal in his abilities and credits that to his tapasya, hundreds of hours of meditation with the word “OM” on his lips. As a woman of science, Padma tries to make sense of his abilities. These attempts also exist because of her feelings for Dev, she is slowly falling in love with him but doesn’t want to lose herself, She tries to convince herself with explanations of a myriad of possibilities like steroids, drugs, possible telepathy or just plain old trickery, maybe it was just a practical joke that Dev was playing on her.

Her explanations in her diary suffice until Dev’s actions become stranger, they become stronger, they cross boundaries that just seem impossible. Padma is now torn between her despair, the murder of her father, her beliefs in science, her love for Dev and her aversion to Dev’s devotion to bhagwan. The love shared between Dev and Padma, her friendship with Raj, the murders and disease in Shamrock and the sadness of Padma’s past all collide together in a way that she never thought possible. Will she believe?

Bollywood Thriller: Karma – Do you Believe?

5Jan

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The Filmmakers are looking to raise 20,000 dollars by the the end of Feb, if you donate you get some really cool incentives … check it our right here and read more about the project below

Friends,

We started the project Karma, a feature length Bollywood thriller, to bring the ancient Indian philosophy of Karma to the modern era. With this, we intend to share the notion of good Karma with the world. Our film is in its final leg of post production and is ready to be released to the world. Based purely on merit, we recently got picked up for limited theatrical distribution by Adlabs, the same company that is going to be funding Dream Works soon. They are the biggest player in the Indian market and are poised to make their presence felt on the American stage. With them agreeing to release a small independent film like ours in a minimum of 8 U.S. theaters, we are assured of an American theatrical release. Aside from the backing of a big player, we are being presented by Sai Kiran Adivi, a noted Indian filmmaker (Please google Sai Kiran Adivi for information).

Here is the synopsis of the film:

The words “Kali-Yuga” are heard in the language of traditional Indians. The Sanskrit definitions describe it to mean that this is Age of Iron, of machines, of evil. It is said that mankind will have reached the depths of the Kali-Yuga when man starts eating man, when cows give blood and kill instead of giving milk and life. If Dharma, that is righteousness and honor, stood on four legs in the Golden Age, the Iron Age will have Dharma hobbling on one leg and gasping for breath. The Telugu language film, KARMA, is a look at deepest parts of the soul in the modern day man. Set in a fictional mountain town in the U.S in 2009., KARMA is a story told through the eyes of a young woman named Padma. It details her experiences as she bears witness to the horrors of the Kali Yuga. This film is ultimately about justice trying to prevail, about people with morals fighting a losing battle. It compels viewers to ask themselves tough questions. Will good win? Will Dharma survive? Will they believe?

The audience is the key to the success of any film. That is why we’re asking you to support us by either pre-ordering the above mentioned bundles, or by signing on to become an executive producer on our film. We will be putting up videos/marketing materials every month showing the progress of our film.

Our 60 day fundraising campaign begins now. We are counting on you, your friends, and family to help spread Good Karma to everyone.

Sincerely,

Karma Cast & Crew

PS: all merchandise will be shipped after theatrical release of movie. You are pre-ordering the merchandise now.