What is a typical Bollywood movie like? Guy meets girl, they fall in love, they dance around in rain and then the evil plot twist, few action scenes here and there and finally a happy ending. Yay, 3 hours well spent! That’s was what Bollywood was all about once upon a time. Now, seems like Bollywood is on a cusp of change and the audience are taking this change really well.
Back in 1964 when the first sci-fi movie released, it was booed and wasn’t given the green signal. Mr. X in Bombay was a bold step and despite the powerful cast, the movie failed. Then Anil Kapoor and Sridevi’s Mr India released and everyone went crazy! The invisibility was what everyone desired. The movie was cheesy, had amazing songs and a powerful star cast. All things combined, the movie was a huge success and it seemed like everyone was accepting the new trend.
After many years, Rakesh Roshan got an idea and that’s how Jaadu was born or rather Koi.. Mil Gaya was born. We LOVED everything about Koi.. Mil Gaya. Hrithik’s innocence, Preity Zinta’s feisty nature, Rekha’s motherly love and of course Jaadu’s exceptional powers. Now, we were okay with Koi.. Mil Gaya. we liked the movie just fine. It didn’t mean that we accepted the movie with open arms.
But Rakesh Roshan got the wrong message and then he went ahead and directed/produced Krrish. Well, we can commend his audacity here. We struggled while watching the movie trying to understand the concept and the plot. We ate bucket full of popcorn and forgot about the movie.
And THEN Rakesh Roshan announced his plans of converting Krrish into a trilogy. And my first thought was Lord help us! What could he offer us that he hadn’t already offered? Did he think Koi.. Mil Gaya was like Batman Begin, Krrish was like Dark Knight and does he think Krrish 3 will be anything like The Dark Knight Rises? Ugh! Koi..Mil Gaya was actually a very good movie. Krrish was just fine and I’m sure that Krrish 3 is going to be plain boring!
The concept of Jaadu was really cute. Fresh, new and cute. Jaadu helping a man whose mental IQ is less than 69 and changing him overnight into a man with an IQ of anything above 145 was very nice. Unbelievable but amazing! Then in Krrish those magical abilities are transferred to Hrithik Roshan’s son which is again played by Hrithik Roshan. Bleh. But then again, we endured the movie for Piggy Chops. What baffled us was Hrithik’s ability to climb trees and all. Intelligence is one thing but climbing trees and jumping around like Mogli? Not cool bro.
So, that was Rakesh Roshan’s version of Superhero. Local superhero if I may add. He just flips his trench coat and goes from being Krishna to Krrish. What new things can happen in Krrish 3? Hrithik Roshan will learn to fly? We hope not!