‘Krrish 3’: Movie Review (2013)
Movie Review (2013)
Film: “Krrish 3”
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Imagine Superman fighting it out with a bunch of evil X-Men. Krrish 3, letting the logic of numbers go for a toss in its title (we never had a film called Krrish 2), cocktails the formulae of two Hollywood franchises that never seem to fail.
The effect is just right. The sequel, despite running low on script, crackles with high energy, by and large living up to all the hype.
In the Bollywood context of course, Superman needs to do a lot more than just fight villains and save the world to prove his superhero credentials. Club hopping, dancing in the disc, soaking the script with hyper melodrama, a bit of comedy and some six-pack show - you name it, apna superhero Krrish does it all.
No one parcels Hrithik Roshan as well as dad Rakesh Roshan does, and Roshan senior knows well a desi sci-fi superhero has to remain a Bollywood star in the end of the day.
If Hrithik's return in his superhuman elements ends up as this year's grandest celebration of the larger-than-life Bollywood hero (so far at least), he also impresses with his more grounded double role of Krrish's dad Rohit Mehra. The dual act is the backbone of a film that otherwise gives in to sundry masala clichĂ©s at every twist of its plot.
Hollywood addicts could gag a snicker watching Vivek Oberoi's wheelchair-bound villain Kaal. The Professor X-inspired shot at gravitas tends to get lost in Vivek's occasional hamming trips but overall the actor does a fair job in adding a shade of the sinister to the story.
Kaal has a business plan. His scientists have invented a lethal virus that can finish the population of a whole city in a matter of minutes. They have also invented its antidote.
It's all very simple. Kaal's gang of mutants first go about spreading the virus. Then, as panic strikes, Kaal brings out the antidote as medicine to mint the millions.
Krrish 3 needs to be seen in the context of what it set out to do. It aims at creating a different flavour of mainstream action drama for the larger audience. In that sense, the film's sci-fi backdrop merely marks a cosmetic departure from so many other hero-versus-villain potboilers we have forever watched.
Stock Bollywood quotient includes imagining a happy family scene for Krishna and Priya (Priyanka Chopra), now husband and wife. This also facilitates a familiar turn of events in the second half. The hero's loved one will be in peril when the villain strikes, in sync with superhero cinema norm and in order to allow old-school action unfold with new-age swagger.
There is nothing fresh about the good-vanquishes-evil formula here except that Rakesh Roshan lets it happen in the fantastic terrain.
Watching the extravagant affair that Krrish 3 is, you realise the film's failure to scale exceptional heights is not necessarily about its tech-specs. It lies in the fact that the story reveals no ambition at giving the superhero genre any extra dimension as, say, The Dark Knight flicks or Iron Man have done in Hollywood despite not losing out on the fun factor.
Rather, Roshan and his screenplay team (Honey Irani and Robin Bhatt) focus more on creating situations that let Hrithik loose with action and/or drama amid CGI effects.
The authorbacked double role is tested realm for Hrithik, and he evidently enjoys every minute of screen space. Krrish 3 was always meant to be Hrithik's show and he doesn't let his fans down.
The X-factor about the film, though, lies with Kangna Ranaut's antiheroine Kaya. She is a mutant with a special power that Kaal creates out of his own blood. Kaya does reveal influence of a remarkable character in X-Men but, without revealing spoilers, she lends the predictable script of Krrish 3 a few unpredictable twists. Kangna simply goes for the kill with the role. Just for the impact she leaves on screen, we will gloss over the fact that her love song with Hrithik was totally irrelevant.
Re: ‘Krrish 3’: Movie Review (2013)
movie is good.. worth watching.. breaking the several records. keep going Krish3