Review | Krrish 3 (2013)

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Best visuals in Bollywood history (8/10)

Creating a world of superheroes on screen isn’t a cakewalk. And, the exercise turns immensely trickier when there’s no comic history to fall back on.

Clearly, those challenges are quite visible in director Rakesh Roshan’s third installment – ‘Krrish3’. He has, however, obediently stuck to the fundamentals of spinning a superhero movie that centres on the battle of the good versus the bad, but it’s his decision to limit the visual effects that makes his effort rather unimaginative.

The script has all the elements an exciting superhero film must have. A vulnerable masked crusader, a malevolent super villain, who’s as far away from redemption as heaven is from hell. A revenge story. And the ultimate battle – the triumph of good over evil (wait for the climax!). The best part? It isn’t an all-indulgent film that focuses only on the greatness of Krrish. Sure, there are scenes that display his absolute power and goodness but hey, what the hell, aren’t these what we all really crave to see in this kind of a film? While the first half is mainly to establish the characters, it’s the second half that holds your attention till the last frame. Considering 75% of the film has VFX, the graphics seem a bit sketchy in a few initial scenes. But where it matters the most, like the climax, its bang on!

Among the songs, Dil tu hi bata is definitely the pick of the lot. Coming to the star cast, this is Hrithik Roshan’s film all the way. He dons the roles of Rohit, Krrish and Krishna with ease. His performance evokes all the right emotions. You love him as Rohit, you desire him as the doting husband Krishna and you want to see him triumphant as Krrish. HR is India’s only superhero. Period.

But it must be said that Vivek Oberoi lends ample and more support to HR. If HR is a superhero, VO is the perfect super villain. It is a towering performance. From his menacing entry right up to the end. The leading ladies have equally fleshed out parts. While Priyanka Chopra is good as the love of Krrish’s life, it’s Kangana Ranaut who stands out. Besides looking her part, stunning and sexy, she’s also managed to work on her diction and speech problems. You will see a new and improved Kangana in this film.

Hats off to Rakesh Roshan for dreaming big and actually pulling off this risky proposition. Krrish 3 is spectacular, blockbuster entertainment. The scenes that are heavily inspired from hit Hollywood superhero franchises notwithstanding.

For sheer vision, bravado and superlative execution, this one soars to new orbits. Latch on to this cape for an exhilarating ride.

P.S. You might not like this film if sci-fi, fantasy films are not your scene…

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