Karma (2004 TV series)

Karma - Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badalney is an Indian superhero television series written by Subodh Chopra and directed by Pavan S Kaul.[2] The show aired on Star Plus from 20 August 2004 to 11 February 2005. It was the first ever action-thriller show from the Balaji Telefilms.[3]

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GenreSuperhero action drama
Created byEkta Kapoor
Written bySubodh Chopra
Directed byPavan S Kaul, Santram Varma
Opening theme"Karma" by KK
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
ProducersEkta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
CinematographyPrakash Barot
EditorsK Rajdeep and Janak Chauhan
Running time45 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms[1]
DistributorStar India
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format576i
Original release20 August 2004 (2004-08-20) –
11 February 2005 (2005-02-11)

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 Tinnu 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.[4][5]

Earlier titled as Kalki, it was later renamed before premiere to Karma - Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badalney.[6] When titled as Kalki, the pilot episode was rejected by Star Plus during early 2003 after which the series was reworked as Karma.[7][8][9]


Karan Kapoor (Siddharth Choudhary) 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 (Sudha Chandran / Sonia Kapoor), 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 maternal grandfather Devdutt (Tinnu Anand) 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 Deshmukh (Riva Bubber), 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 (Vindu Dara Singh), Tilisma (Vicky Ahuja), 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.[4]



  1. ^ "Balaji Telefilms Limited : Television, Motion Pictures". balajitelefilms.com.
  2. ^ "The science of sci-fi". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "> MAM Special report > Profiling on-air promos". Indiantelevision.com. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b "indya.com - STAR - STAR Utsav - Karma". 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007.
  5. ^ "POGO TV". 5 July 2006. Archived from the original on 5 July 2006.
  6. ^ ""It would be foolish if I switched to some other track and allowed my competitors to perform a dance of victory on an empty field": Ekta Kapoor Balaji Telefilms' creative director". Indian Television dot com.
  7. ^ "No longer Kahani Ghar Ghar ki". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "'Kaalki' to be finally born as 'Karma' next month". Indian Television dot com.
  9. ^ "Balaji ready with 9 new shows across channels". Indian Television dot com.

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