Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana and many more
Editing: Chandan Arora
Cinematography: S. Thiru
Music Songs: Rajesh Roshan Music Background: Salim – Sulaiman
Written and Directed by : Rakesh Roshan
Superheroes have been around in Hindi cinema for decades, but huge technology jumps have made Krrish 3 the slickest of them all, special effects-wise. The rest of it is marred by tackiness. When Krrish is doing his derring-do stunts, we watch, even if we’ve seen Superman do this 30 years ago. But when he delivers maudlin dialogue about fathers and mothers and bravery, we are pulled back to the ground with a thud, with the superhero the Roshans made.
The soppy but sweet Koi Mil Gaya‘s socially challenged but brilliant Rohit begets Krishna, who finds his super-powers in Krrish. Both the ageing Rohit and Krishna star in this film, and both roles are played by Hrithik. Priyanka, playing Krishna’s TV reporter wife, has to look on admiringly as Hrithik does his standard dance number.
The climax, which includes Kaal, the chief baddie played by an unblinking Vivek Oberoi in white-washed makeup and a tin-can ripped suit, has everything from Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Superman’s tussle with Doomsday. One of the better turns, however, was Kangana’s Kaya – a shape shifter femme fatale with a woman’s heart. While Ms. Renaut, or the rest of the cast, propose nothing new, Rohit and the family in trouble angle is enough to help whiz the nearly three hour slot away in a jiffy.
The songs could have been avoided and background score is good, but unable to amp up the magnitude of the film. For sheer vision, bravado and superlative execution, this one soars to new orbits. The two final actions scenes of the film – one in the villain’s lab, the other over the city of Mumbai – leave behind loads of rubble, emotional and physical. Mercifully, the film doesn’t. It passes muster because of the consistently high quality of its CGI and the undeniable power of a known franchise. In Krrish 3, familiarity breeds an easy connect. Latch on to this cape for an exhilarating ride. You might not like this film if sci-fi, fantastical films are not your scene.
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