Krrish 3 Movie Review
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut
It all started with Koi…Mil Gaya in 2003 where Rakesh Roshan opened doors to a completely new theme in Bollywood which was never done or seen before. The movie brought out the best of Hrithik Roshan and it won millions of hearts across the globe only to encourage the Roshans to move forward with the thought of creating one of the most lucrative franchises in India resulting in Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013). And overtime, the franchise just kept growing onto the audience making Hrithik Roshan the first ever superhero of Bollywood.
Everything in terms of budget and characters had to go a level higher for Krrish 3 as the expectations from the final installment had already been raised in 2006. Krrish 3 is one of the most expensive films to be produced in India and just like every superhero flick in the world, this is also about saving the planet from all the weird looking evil forces. And of course, the Bollywood flick has to have a small love story which eventually plays a major part and some emotions here and there.
We all know what Krrish is capable of and we all saw it in the second installment but Mr. Roshan Sr. has made it a point to give Krrish one hell of a fight as he introduces to us one of the most destructive forces who is extremely powerful, Kaal (Vivek Oberoi). Kaal has an army of maanvar (half maanas/man and jaanwar/animal) – Chameleon Kaya (Kangana Ranaut), Rhinoman, Antman, Frogman, Cheetahwoman and Scorpionwoman who have superpowers which are good enough to challenge the powers of Krrish and this brings a sense of freshness in the movie which I personally thought, would lack.
Krrish defeated Dr Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah) and brought back his father Rohit back from the dead. Now, Krish is enjoying a normal married life with Priya (Priyanka Chopra) while Rohit is still engrossed in making the world a better place with his genius mind.
On the other hand, Kaal, an evil genius with his weird looking mutant army, is on the brink of destructing the world as he’s been misusing his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. As soon as Kaal’s ‘destructive’ plans are put into action, Rohit and Krrish cross his path only to be surprised by his super abilities while they stand unprepared of what is yet to come. Kaal also indulges Krrish in some emotional tumult and now the biggest war between the noble and the evil begins!
Rakesh Roshan has done a brilliant job in terms of the fast-moving times and though he tends to add an emotional quotient to the film, it doesn’t really clash with the concept of the flick. Instead, it only enhances the storyline. The VFX effects of the movie (Thanks to Shahrukh’s Red Chillies) is simply exceptional and you’ll see things you haven’t seen before. No special effects have been overdone as the director gives us an optimum proportion of emotion and VFX. Yes, we tend to compare it to Hollywood flicks but you just can’t. Admit it, accept it.
The story writing has been very basic but intriguing as the first half of the film introduces us to a world of imaginary characters with extreme powers of destruction ending with a conflict setting in motion while the second half will give you goosebumps and bring you on the edge of your seat as it leads us to its most thrilling part – the clash of Kaal and Krrish. The mutant characters are something which Rakesh should be praised for as his imagination reaches its highest point.
The music of Krrish 3 is simply unnecessary and I for one, believe such movies are better off without songs.Watching the superhero sing and dance is not what I had paid for. The background score of Salim-Sulaiman is really good and the cinematography of S Tirru is also impeccable. The dialogues are okay but not really upto the mark.
Hrithik Roshan is definitely in the league of top-notch actors and he has proved it over the years. But this movie will just push him further up the rankings and probably making him the number one as he glided between two different characters (Krrish and Rohit) effortlessly. Hrithik Roshan is one reason you’d want to watch the movie and his acting should be another! Vivek Oberoi exceeds his acting ability and delivers one of the best performances of his career. The evil genius character he plays is perfectly done and he gives the term ‘villain’ a whole new meaning! His sinistic, destructive and caustic layered character and looks like someone’s already winning the ‘best negative role’ award.
Priyanka Chopra pulls off her job pretty well and displays a fantastic performance in the second half. Her acting plus her presence will only give you vibes which you’d want to keep a secret. Kangana Ranaut does a wonderful job as she had to show a lot of toughness. She looks gorgeous plus dangerous, Black Widow, anyone?
Overall, Krrish 3 is a blend of everything that a superhero movie needs (except the songs) and Rakesh Roshan should be more than happy with this outcome. A brilliant plot, never-seen before characters and a current of emotions, something which every movie needs.