All in all, Krrish 3 is a sincere attempt to raise the bar of superhero movies in India, but it has eventually turned out to be an indulgent affair that can keep kids (and Hrithik Roshan’s ardent fans) entertained over the long Diwali weekend. Don’t walk in the theatres with the expectation to get an engagingly hatke story and you are likely to come out with a smile that comes from watching your kids happy and giggly.
Krrish 3 is an entertaining mix of spectacle and human-scale drama. Roshan combines his imagination and flair to deliver a film that is sure to capture everyone's imagination. It has something for everybody. For a superhero film fan there are fantasy characters, a super villain, full scale heroism, plot twists and superb action.
An interesting mapping exercise can be carried out of how Ms. Chopra has changed her shape and face since the 2006 'Krrish'. She has evolved into a more perfect female specimen — fuller lips, sharper jaw and nose, and a neater figure. But as an actress she’s stuck at the same place. Neither is she a better actress, nor is she taking on new, more challenging roles. She’s busy maintaining status quo.
The special effects are jaw-dropping all right and some of the action sequences are superbly well executed. Especially exciting is the very first rescue stunt that Krrish pulls off. What Krrish 3 gets absolutely right are the characters of the principal antagonist and his female trouble-shooter, who together create the grand context for Krrish’s war.
Krrish 3 isn’t a terrible film but it is massively disheartening and mood dampening because of its imitative premise. Hrithik reprises his role of Krrish with an enigmatic energy and infallible enthusiasm which is the film’s sole glistening point. The ludicrous storyline is miffing but the chiseled bodied superhero indulges us enough to make this film a decent one time watch this festive season. Don’t expect too much or pine excessive hope on this one. A well intentioned, brave effort but falls notches beneath an exhilarating cinematic experience.
On the whole, Krrish-3 has the ingredients that make a splendid superhero film, besides being Rakesh Roshan's most accomplished work so far. Besides a riveting plot, the film scores brownie points thanks to the strong undercurrent of emotions, the clash between the protagonist and antagonist/mutants, the awe-inspiring visual effects, the larger-than-life entertainment and of course, Hrithik Roshan, who is matchless in this avtaar. It's a Diwali bonanza for moviegoers across the globe and is sure to conclude the celebratory period on a high. BLOCKBUSTER.
|Directed by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Screenplay by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Produced by:||Rakesh Roshan|
|Starring||Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut|
|Music||Rajesh Roshan, Salim-Sulaiman|