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Krrish 3


Jaadu, come back..
ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, November 9, 2013 15:51
Tags : Hrithik Roshan | Krrish 3 | Rakesh Roshan | Priyanka Chopra | Kangna ranawat | Vivek oberoi |

In a metal tubing labelled “virus”, Kaal, the sadistic, telekinetic antagonist, keeps his, you guessed it, virus. Krrish 3, returns with India’s favourite superhero on his third round of saving the world and yes, Hollywood has indeed influenced.

And why wouldn’t it? Christopher Nolan made comic strips look more serious, real and what’s the word…gritty than Obamacare with its haunting music which rises as the hero rises to overcome evil at all odds, helped by delicate lighting at angles and a metallic hue all around.

Well, Krrish indeed brings in a lot of Man of Steel meets The Dark Knight meets Bugs Bunny (come on, that voice) into the music. Now this might read like I am trashing the film but I am not. It isn’t bad really. In fact it is more wholesome entertainment (testimony to this fact is the fact that there is no macabre cigarette smoking warnings in the beginning of the film) than anything you have watched recently.

Hrithik Roshan does bring in great acting ability and Rakesh Roshan, Honey Irani and Robin Bhatt tries to infuse the screenplay with a heart and for the most part it works. There is an element of connection with the good side of the audience which the film desperately tries to strike.

Even though everything is great and dandy (think Raghupati Raghav) there are obvious glitches. Somehow we don’t seem to be able to make special effects look real. When Krrish lands on a rooftop, memories of 1995 Batman PC games float it. There is a certain video game look to it all, where the artificial lighting, physics, texture come together but do not complete the illusion.

Vivek Oberoi should be given a special mention. Where was he all these days? Without his Kaal, this Krrish would have had to act extra hard that saving the world is really that difficult. Confined to his wheelchair and taking inspiration from Magneto (not in the film obv), he can attract metal and do mega damage. What really sells his evil nature is not really his powers, which look as dangerous as 1970’s Doctor Who, but his expressions.


The music is nicely done by Salim Sulaiman who have obviously taken inspiration from the Hans Zimmer scores for the Dark Knight. There is that same elemental music, with haunting, heavy chords predicting the fight and the same non stop short notes to keep the pace from dropping.

Overall, Krrish 3 seems to be making a killing in the box office but do not go in expecting a super film. He is a superhero for sure but overall the film has this feeling that they never really tried too hard (apart from Hrithik’s dance sequences) to fight their demons. The predictable storyline, light hearted special effects and an effort to sell the star more than the film, Krrish 3 tries to fly high but remains mere mortal. Perhaps Jaadu needs to visit again.


Director: Rakesh Roshan

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna ranawat, Vivek oberoi


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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017