After 7 years of fervent anticipation comes the third part of the super successful Krrish trilogy in the form of Krrish 3. This time around the stakes are higher, the amount of money involved is also higher (in fact a lot higher). So what does the most popular Superhero amongst kids in India have in store for us this time around? Is the story simple or complex? Does the film entertain? Does it justify the immense hype? Let’s dissect.
Story: Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) is paralysed from the neck down and has been on a life long quest to find out the reason for his torment. He creates a laboratory in the Swiss Alps (presumably) and makes dangerous mutants like Ant Man, Scorpion Woman and Kaya (Kangna Ranaut) through his experiments. His sole objective is to spread a deadly virus around the world and sell the antidotes to earn money for his pharmaceutical company. When this objective of his is stopped midway by Krrish (Hrithik Roshan), Kaal sends Kaya to Mumbai to tackle Rohit Mehra and his family and to find out how Rohit invented the antidote even before his company’s scientists. Thus ensues a highly elaborate sequence of events where each party compete to take the upper hand.
Screenplay and Direction: Rakesh Roshan has clearly worked hard on coming up with a suitable script and that is probably what explains the time lag between Krrish and Krrish 3. He has imbibed the script with emotional angles involving the father-son relationship and heavy philosophy about humans and humanity. Not all of it works, but he deserves a huge round of applause for the innovative storytelling tools and the out of the box ideas he has incorporated into Krrish 3 without ever making the film’s plot too complex. Rakesh Roshan directs the film as well as he probably could have. There were a few niggles in the pace of the film here and there, but they can be overlooked for the joy it provides when Krrish is out there saving lives.
Films like Krrish 3 are highly dependant on the technical expertise of the crew working on aspects like production design, visual effects, costume design, action design, cinematography and editing. The visual effects of Krrish 3 are top notch considering the limited budget of the film. Red Chillies VFX have bettered their Ra.One work here. Another important thing to notice about the visual effects of Krrish 3 is that the visual effects never gets too intrusive and doesn’t intrude the story. The cinematography ably supports the VFX work. The production design however comes across as too tacky and too unrealistic. It was a major letdown. The costume design doesn’t create too many benchmarks of greatness. Editing is decent enough.
Music and Background Score: The major talking point of Krrish 3 in the general public has so far been concentrated around the dismal music. Krrish 3 songs don’t work and most of them are highly unoriginal and below average. For a big film like Krrish 3, a better soundtrack was expected. It won’t be unfair to say that Rajesh Roshan has lost his touch. The background score however lends a grand scale to the film and works in the film’s favour. Salim-Sulaiman deserve credit for this.
Acting: Hrithik Roshan is the heart and soul of Krrish 3. He excels as both Krrish and his father Rohit. He brings a familiar sense of estranged and innocent good-heartedness in his performance as Rohit. And he is in super form as the saviour of Mumbai – Krrish. He has worked hard to attain a great physique and that lends an air of domination in his stature as Krrish. One look at Krrish and you know that he is your saviour! Priyanka Chopra doesn’t have a lot to do in Krrish 3 except for play the part of the damsel in distress. Vivek Oberoi brings a new type of villain to Bollywood with his portrayal of Kaal. His facial expressions form the crux of his performance and he delivers a great performance. Kangna Ranaut plays her role as Kaya like a mutant with the lack of any facial expressions and this is what was needed for her character.
Conclusion: Does Krrish 3 justify the hype and anticipation? Yes. Does it have any flaws? Yes, but they are very minor flaws and can be easily overlooked because of the high dose of entertainment it offers in regular intervals. Hrithik Roshan owns the film and how! Krrish 3 is worth a watch just for Hrithik’s enigmatic screen presence as Krrish. He knocks it out of the park. If you are in the mood for entertainment this Diwali, go inject yourself with a dose or two of this highly entertaining film.
Box Office: The box office opening of Krrish 3 will be huge owing to the excitement and buzz generated around the film and the opening will give it a momentum to carry on the performance for the next two weeks. 100 crore in the first 5-6 days is a given and 150 crore should also be achieved barring any major negative word of mouth.
- Hrithik Roshan excels as Krrish
- The newness in the story
- The visual effects is ambitious inspite of the budget constraints
- The climax showdown
- Vivek Oberoi as Kaal is menacing
- The music is a major letdown
- Priyanka Chopra doesn’t have anything to do
- Production Design is unreaslitic with too many brands cramming for attention