Krrish 3 Movie Review by Taran Adarsh


Exactly a decade back, even Rakesh Roshan would’ve never envisaged that KOI… MIL GAYA [2003] would cover such a long and prosperous distance, regaling audiences and winning hearts across the globe. The gargantuan success of KOI… MIL GAYA encouraged the Roshans to create one of the most lucrative franchises in India, resulting in KRRISH [2006]… and now KRRISH-3 [2013]. In retrospect, the franchise only got bigger with the passage of time. The scale, the budget, the characters… everything seems like a giant leap than the predecessor. On a parallel track, the expectations attached to the franchise continue to grow manifold.

One of the most expensive films produced in India, KRRISH-3 retains the story of noble versus sinful [the plot is connected with the predecessors], but Roshan Sr. makes sure he renews and revamps the latest installment — adding the evil mutants to fight the superhero, garnishing the plot with loads of visual effects, et al — attempting to match the superhero flicks that arrive from Hollywood. The essence remains the same: the superhero has to save the planet from destructive forces. The difference lies in the fact that Roshan Sr. envelopes the typical Indian emotions with technology to tug at your heartstrings and win you over.

Besides the superhero, another standout aspect of KRRISH-3 is, without a shred of doubt, the antagonist, who is extremely powerful and who has created an army of mutants, which is called maanvar [a combination of maanas/man and jaanwar/animal]. And it is this aspect — half human-half animal — that gives this superhero film an edge. The pack of villains [Chameleon Kaya, Rhinoman, Antman, Frogman, Cheetahwoman, Scorpionwoman] challenge the powers of the superhero and the duel that ensues reverberates in your memory much after the screening has concluded.

Additionally, KRRISH-3 is a technical marvel and all those doubting whether the homegrown superhero and visual effects would really match up to the international levels or look outright tacky would stand vanquished. Watch it to believe it, is all I’d say!

After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya [Naseeruddin Shah] and bringing his father Rohit [Hrithik Roshan] back from the dead, Krrish [Hrithik, again] continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives. Now Krishna [Hrithik] is living a happily married life with Priya [Priyanka Chopra], while Rohit is using his scientific brilliance to benefit society. And Krrish is everyone’s favorite superhero saviour.

Unknown to them, a dark force is growing in another part of the world. Kaal [Vivek Oberoi], an evil genius, is selfishly misusing his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. And he is being assisted by an army of very dangerous beings, which he has created himself. Not long after Kaal’s plans are put into action, both Rohit and Krrish find themselves in front of a crisis of epic proportions, which only they can resolve, together. But when they finally cross paths with Kaal and his army, neither of them is prepared for what lies ahead.

Kaal not only brings the world to the brink of disaster, he also puts the strength and love of Krishna and his family to test. And Krrish has to somehow find the power within to face an unbeatable foe. The greatest battle between good and wicked sets in motion…

Rakesh Roshan has adapted himself to the fast-changing times. His clutch on the emotional quotient is apparent in every venture, but in KRRISH-3, the marriage of content and VFX is the motivating force, its biggest USP, which sets it apart from his previous directorial ventures. The veteran knows with experience that mere VFX minus drama/emotions will fall flat on its face and at the same time, with Hollywood invading the marquee with technical marvels, one has to contend with global standards too. Roshan Sr. smartly assimilates the esteemed formula of good versus evil with the technical wizardry of today to create a visual spectacle that is sure to redefine the escapist cinema we are synonymous with.

From the writing point of view, while the first half introduces us to the characters and the conflict sets in motion, it’s the second hour that works like magic, holding you attentive till the last frame. Kangna’s character is one of the striking aspects, Vivek’s villainy reaches its crescendo and the fight between good and evil, towards the second half, is the hallmark of the enterprise. Besides the VFX, the look of the characters catches your eye. The costumes, the makeup, the overall makeover of the characters is truly imaginative, with the director and those associated in the respective departments running their imagination wild to create an impression.

The soundtrack of KRRISH-3 is ordinary, although the songs are well filmed, especially the one between Hrithik and Kangna. Having said that I’d like to add that the soundtrack could’ve been memorable like Roshan brothers’ earlier accomplishments. The background score [Salim-Sulaiman] is top notch, enhancing the impact of several sequences. Cinematography [S. Tirru] is awe-inspiring, with the stylish visuals garnishing the plot exquisitely. The dazzling locales and sets only add to the beauty. Action and stunts are electrifying, befitting a superhero movie. Dialogue are perfect.

It must have been a challenge of sorts for Hrithik Roshan to portray the characters differently, besides concentrating on voice modulation as well as physical attributes. The actor has the physique to pull off the masked man adroitly. As Rohit, the septuagenarian and Krishna, his young son, Hrithik is most persuasive as well, gliding into the characters with incredible ease. The franchise seems inconceivable without Hrithik as he exhibits his range as a performer. He’s the showstopper here, without any hesitation!

Vivek Oberoi is in top form as the antagonist. The intensity, the voice and the makeover gives the term ‘villain’ an all-new meaning in KRRISH-3. Though the actor has portrayed negative characters in several endeavors, you’re sure to see Vivek in a new light here. He gets to portray a layered character that is sinister, brutal and caustic. Vivek should finally get his due with this film.

Priyanka Chopra is efficient enough, portraying her part very well. Note her sequences in the post-interval portions. She’s truly fantastic! Kangna Ranaut is superb. She exhibits a lot of toughness in her personality, which gels well with her on-screen character. She’s deadly and gorgeous — a lethal combo. The actress is sure to win laurels for the role. Naseeruddin Shah and Mohnish Bahl appear in cameos. Arif Zakaria and Rajpal Yadav are adequate. The actors portraying the parts of the mutants register an impact.

On the whole, KRRISH-3 has the ingredients that make a splendid superhero film, besides being Rakesh Roshan’s most accomplished work so far. Besides a riveting plot, the film scores brownie points thanks to the strong undercurrent of emotions, the clash between the protagonist and antagonist/mutants, the awe-inspiring visual effects, the larger-than-life entertainment and of course, Hrithik Roshan, who is matchless in this avtaar. It’s a Diwali bonanza for moviegoers across the globe and is sure to conclude the celebratory period on a high. BLOCKBUSTER.


  1. Baba 9 years ago

    std taran adarsh review for a big film 😉

  2. Dhamaka 9 years ago

    Jholi bhar ke paisa mila hai isay 😀
    Now i want to read his Ra1 review again to identify similarities in both reviews

  3. max 9 years ago

    Krrish 3


    Story: Each time evil awakens in the world, a superhero rekindles his superpowers. This time Krrish is back, with thrice the power to destroy the demonic Kaal and his bastion of beastly mutants.

    Review: Evil doesn’t raise its ugly head anymore. It raises a finger. But then ‘Good’ flies too. In ‘Superhero’ form – Caped, masked, winged – with muscles of steel and hearts of gold. Our comic-book phirang fantasy boys have flown high as ‘Supermen’ in Hollywood epics for eons. In India, only one man with an audacious flight of imagination – Rakesh Roshan – has thrice-over, superbly crafted a fantastical world ‘alien’ to Bollywood, with our very own amazingly evocative superhero – Krrish (Hrithik).

    Leaping from where the prequel ended, Krishna (Hrithik) lives with his wife (Priyanka), and genius Dad, Rohit Mehra (Hrithik). In twirling black cape and mask, he hurtles across the city on heroic rescue operations, playing good hubby and doing odd jobs (as the alter ego). But his life is uproariously interrupted with the emergence of a dark and destructive world of an evil called ‘Kaal’ (Vivek). A maniacal villain, with special powers and a venomous will to erase inferior beings – the human race.

    Kaal fuses DNA, to create an assortment of evil mutants called maanvars (manav+jaanwar) – a horned Rhinoman, red-eyed Antman, a Frogman (who gives lot of tongue) and a super-shapely chameleon Kaya (Kangna). He wants to spread a deadly virus to exterminate humanity, but Krrish uses his superpowers to save ‘mankind’ from the malignant ‘mutakind’.

    Hrithik is truly the stuff superheroes are made of. Brandishing his Greek-God looks and almighty powers. Displaying larger-than-life flair and flying shoulder-to-shoulder with any Hollywood superman. As the prosthetically pot-bellied and ageing Rohit, he is incredible. Vivek, as a physically disabled anti-hero is menacing as a ‘hellboy’. His lunatic laugh and white-washed make-up make him fearfully fantastic. Priyanka is good in her limited role. Kangna in her gothic and deviously dark avatar looks stunning and pulls off an outstanding act.

    With a visually riveting and emotionally engaging story, intriguing characters, sweeping VFX (unseen thus far on Indian celluloid) Rakesh Roshan’s ambitious dream lives up. Yes, it’s hugely inspired (by the Bats, Spideys and Wolverines of the West), but our superhero has his own ‘X-factor’. Even with all the high-octane car crashes, explosions and ‘animatronics’, the philosophy is the force behind it all, yet, never overpowering the story.

    The songs are slightly disappointing and background score (Salim-Sulaiman) 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. Latch on to this cape for an exhilarating ride.

    Note: You might not like this film if sci-fi, fantastical films are not your scene. … 993490.cms

  4. yakuza 9 years ago


    Stars: *1/2
    Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut
    Director: Rakesh Roshan

    So what do ‘Krrishh 3’ and Narendar Modi have in common? The hype! Like Modi seems to gain popularity because the ruling government is accused of its inefficiency no matter (petrol, pyaaz or poverty), similarly ‘Krrish 3’ could shine at the box office simply because of some of the releases that preceded it – ‘Boss’ (burp!), ‘Grand Masti’ (someone please save me!!) and ‘Besharam’ (a movie that would make Basanti Tangewali worthy of an Oscar nomination!)

    The film begins with the contrasting plans of the good man Rohit (old irritating Bournvita-guzzling Hrithik Roshan) trying to revive the dead with sunlight and Kaal (I am L’Oreal’s next face as I have dipped my face in foundation and streaked my eyes with kohl Vivek Oberoi) creating a new virus to cause many deaths in (don’t laugh) Namibia. The tension between the two and how the good triumphs over evil makes the plot of the film with an overdose of special effects, funky costumes, incredible CGs (and so much preaching that puts you to sleep before you leave the theater).

    I wonder if it’s a good thing to find scientific justification in these films. The film opens with Rohit (old Hrithik) using JUST the sunlight in the right proportion to infuse new life into a dead plant and in a heartbeat all my photosynthesis lessons from class V go down the drain.

    Then there is a rather grave situation in the film. Kaal (the bad bad guy) has spread some fatal virus in aamchi Mumbai and people are turning a crimson red in the face and screaming for help. In come the father-son duo with some stubborn blood group that refuses to be affected by the virus. Why? (Arey bhai, superhero ka blood hai, mazak hai kya?) An antidote is then created from Krrishh’s blood in a nano second. But how do we get this antidote to so many people across the city? Tada! We have our very own Krrishh’s door-to-door courier services, oops I mean, roof to roof services, followed by some fancy blue-colored fireworks exploding the life-saving antidote into the environment and before you can say Jack Robbinson, the world is heaving a sigh of relief.

    The performances are anything but real. Vivek Oberoi in his grainy raspy fake baritone whispers through most of his dialogues. It’s only towards the end of the film that the filmmakers realise what a bad actor he is, so they put him in a suit that conceals not only his body but also his face. That was the only time he was bearable. But who knows who hid behind that mask/that helmet? It could have been Nawazuddin Siddique.

    Priyanka Chopra has an important role to play in the film. She wears a red dress first and dances to ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’, then she slips into a peach-colored silk sari and dances to ‘God Bhagwaan Allah’ and not to forget she is pregnant in the film, so not only is she the carrier of Krrish’s baby but also of millions of sequels to come. (You can run and hide not escape!)

    Hrithik Roshan has the perfect body to play a superhero. He is brilliant in most parts of the film but his nostrils seem to overact sometimes. In emotionally charged films you must notice how his nostrils flare up and his face looks as if he has devoured a cellphone on vibrator. Too much muscle movement, Sir!!!

    The film is a subtle reminder (read shamelessly copied) of many characters and moments in X Men and other comic books/thrillers. The mutant Striker with his chameleon tongue is your desi version of Toad from X Men and Kangana Ranaut has borrowed her black leather jumpsuit from Halle Berry from X Men 2. (All budget spent on Priyanka’s saris and Hrithik’s mask madam)

    So if you can digest a mutant lip-syncing a romantic song, put up with some lost-and-found plots in a not-so Manmohan Desai happy style, deal with heavy duty preaching like – “Hum sab mein Krrishh hai” and look over dialogues like “Kaise bachaoge ise..apni jaan dekar” or even worse “Ek pita ke aansoo (tears) mein kitna dum hain tum nahi jaante” then the film might work for you.

    And before you think you can’t take done-to-death filmy scenes anymore, the film offers you a climax full of “I have kidnapped your wife/son/father/kaamwali bai. If you want them safe, come to my den and we shall fight.”

    Besides Amitabh Bachchan’s narration, a few good action sequences and some jaw-dropping visuals, the film didn’t do much for me. People ask me why we don’t take Indian science fiction seriously when we can sing paeans to the Supermans and Batmans of the world. I will tell you why. As long as the Indian makers won’t take their viewers seriously, the reverse would always be a far cry. Imagine the world is coming to an end and you have a Superman jumping out of his cape and red briefs and slipping into a linen yellow shirt and singing ‘Dil tu hi bata’. It’s these kinds of moments that make me wonder if I should have spent those Dhs35 on a plate of chole bhature in Karama.

    While walking out of the theater I overheard someone say- the film is so unreal dude…how can Priyanka Chopra be in perfect make-up when she woke up that morning in the film? Are you kidding me? You just watched a superhero film. You believe in the concept, you clapped relentlessly when Krrish jumped over buildings and did a pole dance on an antenna to land precisely on a plane about to crash, you believed in Kaal and his mutants, you can even believe that Vivek Oberoi is still getting movies and Kangana Ranaut can act, and you have a problem with Priyanka Chopra’s make-up!?

    The film starts with a disclaimer – All animals in the film were treated with love and care. I wish they had shown as much concern for the viewers! Before I sign out, click through to see a fun Loki-doodle. Since we can’t be as good as Superman/Batman/Spiderman, how about corrupting them a bit!!

  5. Baba 9 years ago

    surprised with guha : Aniruddha Guha @AniGuha 8m
    #KRRISH3 left me overwhelmed, shaken and disoriented. Review up in a few hours

    • yakuza 9 years ago

      @kamaalrkhan Sir @MehraAmod has proved Ki Bollywood main biktaa har koi hai bass kharidaar sahi milnaa chahiye.

    • cr7 9 years ago

      @baba-I won’t be surprised if it is sarcastic 😛

      • Baba 9 years ago

        he is but then thats how ppl like mihir and guha do reviews . if he directly says krrish 3 impressed him, public joota leke maaregi 😀 they have bashed many good films in the past.

  6. yakuza 9 years ago

    On serious note Krishh seems good movie having ample scope to turn either side by mango people.

  7. Anajanpur685Miles 9 years ago

    @Baba/Cr7 – he has given 2 star review. But havent read it – could be sarcastic.

    Mujhe to compulsory hai yeh film dekhna. Son is telling to book tickets since yday.

    • Baba 9 years ago

      i thought your son is not interested in this. you said it once. he liked the d3 promo? 😀

  8. Anajanpur685Miles 9 years ago


    Yes he was irritated when Krrish was playing on TV – mainly with all the melodrama as he is used to see HW superheroes / Ben10/ Transformers stuff. But he still fantasizes Krrish I guess 😛

    No, he is not even aware of Dhoom or for that matter even recognizes Aamir so easily when he comes on screen/TV. He is die hard fan of only Salman – but we told him sternly that we wont watch Big Boss stupidity.

    • Baba 9 years ago

      LOL. actualy big boss has become a bit interesting since last few days. it is staged alright but fun sometimes

  9. yakuza 9 years ago

    The film has absolutely no screenplay. Poor acting and over the top dialogues do us no good either. The songs are plain tacky!

    • yakuza 9 years ago

      And in review this is what writer wrote about acting :

      Hrithik Roshan as Krrish is perhaps one of Bollywood’s most appropriately sketched characters. He is enigmatic, charismatic and puts up the film’s singular superlative show.

      Priyanka Chopra is still high on the sugar rush from Zanjeer and has very little to do in this film as well.

      Kangana easily topples as the film’s most striking female character. As the wicked slimy chameleon Kaya, she puts up a devilish show indeed! Making her character look extremely sexy, in her bits she owns the film!

      Vivek Oberoi plays the evil antagonist quite well and spends a good lot of time strapped to the wheel chair. Using very little of his expressions to convey the develish intent, he is strictly average as Kaal.

      So how acting is poor as written on their prolog ??

  10. aryan 9 years ago

    Krrish 3 Movie Review by Sukanya Verma

    Sukanya Verma says Krrish 3 is a outrageous mishmash of Bollywood sentimentality meets E.T. meets Superman meets X-Men with set pieces, sound design and screenplay structure liberally borrowed from Hollywood’s imagination.

    ‘Fusion is the future,’ predicts Vivek Oberoi as Kaal wearing a complexion that’s perplexing for a non-vampire and conviction that’s better suited to a gourmet chef.

    Product of a lab experiment gone awry, which leaves him with Professor X’s powers and paraplegia, Kaal runs a research facility. One that churns out mutants at the speed of a palak paneer dosa, who assist the pale dude in creating both, viruses and antidotes, so enterprisingly, they’d put Santa’s Elves to shame.

    Kaal addresses these half human, half beast monstrosities as Maanwars. Of these only a guy, an X-Men’s Toad rip-off, with a tongue that resembles bubblegum and behaves like Rapunzel’s hair and Kangna Ranaut’s shape-shifting Mystique, er, Kaya, get maximum screen time.

    Amitabh Bachchan’s booming baritone introduces Kaya as ‘Science ka karishma’ What’s truly miraculous is just how her precariously-tailored costume averts any wardrobe malfunction while she freely somersaults and leaps off skyscrapers like Catwoman.

    Even so, Kangna does exceedingly well for herself. There’s marked improvement in her diction, demeanour and timing. Limited duration cannot restrict her flair (you cannot talk about this film without mentioning that word) to convey the tender complexities of her dual persona. Her co-star Priyanka Chopra is mostly wasted as Krrish’s rollover romantic interest.

    This variety is what Krrish is up against in his second avatar as superhero and third film as franchise in filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s ambitiously-scaled, action-packed and blatantly-inspired Diwali offering targeted at kids.

    Even the dialogues carry a simplistic tone, an easy mix of English and Hindi to communicate technical jargon, like they do in the dubbed Doraemon series on television.

    Roshan Senior’s movies have never been about layers or nuances. Be it Khudgarz, Khoon Bhari Maang, Kishen Kanhaiya or Karan Arjun (HR may have paid a fleeting tribute to Raakhee in one scene), he’s known to play up a traditional narrative and play to the gallery. At times, bordering on corny. On occasions, beyond it.

    The desi superhero flick doesn’t always retain the grandiloquence but cannot resist the urge to go overboard or absurd, at which I laughed anyway.

    There’s not much intentional humour in Krrish 3 save for a needless track featuring Rajpal Yadav and Rakhi Vijan. Roshan’s script makes up for this insufficiency with some hilarious moments courtesy Vivek Oberoi’s global destruction threats two seconds after a transplant (in a bathroom robe), his blink and bomb skills, reversed Darth Vader speech or that epic face-off with the cameras.

    Oberoi muzzles a part that’s screaming for enigma and quirk with seriousness and scowl. The upshot is a villain who’s funny not fun.

    The special effects are completely devoid of elegance or finesse but the fights/thrills are a compelling and dynamic compensation for the dip in momentum caused by Rajesh Roshan’s lumpy soundtrack.

    Krrish 3 beats Yaadein hands down in terms of unabashed product placement (Spot Sussanne Roshan’s lifestyle store, The Charcoal Project — the only unhurt piece of architecture amidst the Man of Steel-inspired ruinous battle). You cannot imagine the extent a brand of pen is woven into this script and its bombastic conclusions.

    Unlike the caped/masked/spandex-suited icons of the genre with years and years of comic book history to source from, Krrish is a outrageous mishmash of Bollywood sentimentality meets E.T. meets Superman meets X-Men with set pieces, sound design and screenplay structure liberally borrowed from Hollywood’s imagination.

    Still, this isn’t a sudden realisation. Koi…Mil Gaya and Krrish amply underscored the pattern. Yet, every time, it worked, on the strength of Hrithik Roshan—his energy, verve and a conspicuous sincerity that renders his dramatised pursuit for justice a gleaming credibility. If it worked for you then, there’s no reason it will not again. In Krrish 3, he comes to the rescue of planes, traffic, kids, epidemics and Mumbai city as the masked messiah and invents sunny breakthroughs while chomping on Bournvita and gurgling ‘heh-heh’ as his scientist dad.

    As the regular guy, though, he doesn’t make any headway. Hrithik appears far too groomed and spruced up to pass off as security guard or waiter. He comes alive, as an actor and character, only when he’s in his superhero suit or Rohit’s get-up, successfully creating two distinct identities.

    I am all for a sculpted physique but his needless display of god-knows-how-many-packs torso made me nauseous. Extending the same goodwill with which he explains to a little boy not to try dangerous stunts at home, I’d advise HR to go easy on the gym.

    It’s not original. It’s not subtle. What Krrish 3 is is astonishingly eager to entertain with its stock of doodads that should amuse if not endear.

    Rating: 3/5

  11. aryan 9 years ago

    Krrish 3 Movie Review by Raja Sen

    Raja Sen says the only superpower Krrish has is that of boring the audience.

    If your idea of a fantastic time at the movies involves Hrithik Roshan wrestling with a man’s tongue, then, my friend, you’re in for a blessed treat at the movies this week. Ditto if you’re a retailer of friendship-bands.

    The rest of us, on the other hand, best stay away from this beastly big-budget juggernaut, a film ostensibly made for kids but one so abysmal that you should be most concerned if your children (or your nephews or your neighbour’s kids) want to see this. If they grow up actually liking movies like this, well, there goes the next bloody generation, conditioned for mediocrity from the get-go.

    What if, for example, a child asks why Rakesh Roshan’s new film is called Krrish 3 when there is no Krrish 2 in existence? No reasonable answer exists, save the possibility that the new Krrish, for some oddball reason, is named after the number of thumbs its protagonist possesses. What the dashing young Krrish doesn’t possess is a power not to bore. In fact he — and his pot-bellied father, also played by Hrithik — are blessed with the ability to take a massively budgeted opportunity and suck it dry of all promise, leaving us with a Diwali release that can’t possibly be recommended for any reason whatsoever.

    Look, I didn’t mind the first Krrish. It wasn’t a good film or anything, but Hrithik sold the character effectively enough to leave the door ajar for other Bollywood superheroes. One of the few that showed up, showered in hype, was Shah Rukh Khan’s catastrophic Ra.One, one of the biggest disappointments in movie history. Now, since it isn’t right to expect big-screen miracles from the man who made Koyla and Karan Arjun, the only reason Krrish 3 might escape being labelled as bad as Ra One is merely because expectations were lower: all we wanted was a fun film for the kids.

    Krrish 3 — which ends up borrowing a whole lot from Ra.One, for the record — is not that film. There is no reason Indian children should be allowed to watch it unless tickets are sold really cheap, because the new Thor film releases next week and it’ll offer them a true superhero spectacle, with much more relative bang for their buck. There is much brouhaha about the visual effects in the new Krrish film, and while occasionally competent, they remain so dismally derivative of iconic superhero films that one can’t take them seriously. And the fact that the Pirates Of The Caribbean theme kicks in every time Krrish is in mid air doesn’t help. (Danny Elfman’s Spider-Man theme, conversely, plays whenever the hero’s truly tense. Every alternate scene, pretty much.)

    So there are two Hrithiks, and its harder to say which is more excruciating. In one corner is old Rohit The Demented, a developmentally-disabled old man an alien refused to cure a couple of movies ago. If you close your eyes (which is not bad advice at any point during this film) he sounds like an Anil Kapoor mimic trying to do a very drunk voice. He’s a scientist, however, which means he is fiendishly smart and at least knows what he’s doing. His son, Krrish, has become bewilderingly stupid since we last met him, probably because the filmmakers want to make sure we don’t confuse his role with that of papa. There is thus much BigMoose-ian lumbering about in alarmingly tight vests, except when he’s Krrish and his jaw is perpetually quivering with rage. That or the mask is way too snug.

    And there’s the baddie. “Fusion is the future,” says Vivek Oberoi’s Kaal, sounding for all the world like Bally Sagoo did back when he mattered. Immobile from the neck down, Kaal is a sinister mastermind who creates man-animal hybrids that lead to a bunch of poorly-constructed mutants with long tongues et al. Kangna Ranaut, for example, plays a shapeshifting creature born out of human and chameleon DNA. Many unanswered questions are born out of Kaal’s setup, the most crucial being why Ranaut doesn’t have a bad prosthetic orange forehead/nose like her fellow “maanwar” brethren, and who on earth has been applying the eyeliner for Kaal for all these years?

    Still, a strapped-down Oberoi is mostly bearable even if he’s basically Magneto and Professor X rolled into one. Priyanka Chopra, who plays Krrish’s wife Priya, is anything but that, a shrill giggler with the most inane role possible. Ranaut makes the most of a far better part, and emerges the only plus in this C-minus production. She’s intriguing, she’s cold, she’s sexy and she holds our interest — at least till she randomly starts assaulting people with drop-kicks and even a Boston Crab. (Are you watching, Mr McMahon?)

    The film is 152 minutes long, a fact corroborated by my wristwatch, but we might as well call Ripley’s. It stretches on forever, never amusing, never exciting, never anything but a wasted effort. The songs are almost intentionally horrid, each of them. Daftness abounds in every direction: the bad guys covered in green goop as if they just won Nickelodeon awards; scientists talk to themselves all the time and Surpanakha from the Ramayana is their first go-to example for mutation; a pregnant Priyanka is laid out on what has to be a funky ping-pong table; and there are hulking black statues celebrating Krrish — as if Mayawati’s taken a shine to the lad.

    And twenty minutes of the film are spent in hawking Krrish-shaped wristbands that ‘make you a part of Krrish’s team.’ Krrish even delivers the “don’t try this at home” message in the flesh. It’s all very well until the climax, where a kid rebels against his mom who says they’ll give their lives for Krrish. No, exclaims he, we’ll take the villain’s life instead. Ookay then, that’s the message we’re going with. (And we thought Man Of Steel had an ethics issue.) Then Krrish shows up as the statue of liberty. It’s all positively krrishastrous.

    Just stay away, will you? It’s the responsible thing to do. An empty wrist will serve you best.


  12. DABANGG_NIINJA 9 years ago

    Krissh 3 Takes Fantastic Start

    Friday 1st November 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Krriss 3 took a fantastic start as expected with collections around the 80% mark on average at multiplexes with heavy volume screenings. Many theatres recorded 100% occupancies. The rate at which it as opened suggests a mega number for the first day but it is not a national holiday and it is pre-diwali with many people busy with Diwali festivities.

    When it is a non holiday the occupancies at multiplexes tend to be lower in the afternoon and early evening period for films which record strong starts in the morning while on holidays films go through this period with little falls. This happened with films like Dabangg 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (other big initial takers on non holiday) and is bound to happen to Krrish 3 which will stop it going close to the Chennai Express or Ek Tha Tiger opening day numbers, both of which opened on national holidays. Here there is also the disadvantage of pre-diwali.

    At single screens it’s a different story and should go through the day with 90-100% collections due to just 4 or 5 screenings per day.

  13. aryan 9 years ago

    Krrish 3 Movie Review by Paloma Sharma

    Krrish 3 could have been a much better film if it had been a tad more original, says Paloma Sharma.

    It’s a bird!

    It’s a plane!

    Oh wait, it’s a rip off of films such as X-Men, Spiderman, Batman, The Avengers and (embarrassingly enough) even The Incredibles and Megamind.

    Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3, staring (surprise, surprise!) Hritik Roshan is the third instalment of the Koi…Mil Gaya series – of which Krrish 2 is still missing. In this film, we see Krrish (Hritik Roshan) pitted against a powerful army of mutants, controlled by the mastermind Kaal (Vivek Oberoi), who want to destroy the human race.

    The suspense haunts the audience: who will emerge victorious?

    (5 marks for the right answer)

    While Superhero v/s Supervillain isn’t exactly the most original theme out there, it has been used as framework to build on newer, more interesting layers in other films. Hence it was a shock that a mega-budget project like Krrish 3 couldn’t manage to do the same.

    Hritik Roshan, who is usually amazing and was particularly spectacular in films like Lakshya, Guzaarish and Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara seemed energetic – maybe a little too energetic – and ended up being a tad over the top. So filled with emotion was Roshan that he kept shivering every time things got a bit serious. However, he did a good job of doing a double role. Even though he played his own father, Dr. Rohit Mehra, without much alteration to his appearance, it did not seem like both characters were being portrayed by the same actor at all.

    Kangana Ranaut has gotten significantly better from her darker days, which means that she is almost bearable now.


    While Ranaut could really use some more work on dialogue delivery and diction, she has perhaps delivered the best performance in this film (and that says a lot).

    Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra, who kept insisting that she’s the heroine of the film, only seemed to exist to be in trouble and cry out for help, and to act as a vessel for reproduction and furthering of the franchise.

    Vivek Oberoi should perhaps stick to Bollywood’s gangster films because that’s where the anger, the cheesy dialogues and the ruthlessness look good. Despite the fact that his acting prowess is only second to Kangana Ranaut’s in this film (yes, I’m serious) we’ve seen Oberoi do a lot better.

    The performances could have been a lot better, considering the potential of these stars, as could have been the music. For instance, sample this – “Raghupati raghav raja ram/ Non-stop party/Aaj ki party/ Celebrations tere naam”.

    Makes total sense.

    No, really.

    The background music gets too loud at times, especially during the gory action sequences, pulling a la Singham on the audience.

    Songs pop in when least expected (or needed) and the situation becomes highly awkward for the viewer who cringes, winces and squirms in his/her seat every time the lead actors breaking into song, lip synch-ing to things like “God, Allah aur Bhagwaan/Ne banaya ek insaan” or “You are my love/You are my dove/You’re my cuddly pudding pie/Tere kadmon mein dil rakh dun/Until I’m gonna die”.

    And no, I didn’t just make that up.

    Krrish 3 might not seem great when you look at it as a film, but if you look at it as a 150-something minute long advertisement for all the brands that the lead actors, specifically Hritik Roshan, endorse, its award-winning material.

    Signs and symbols of said brands have been squeezed into every space possible.

    Even if Krrish 3 does not earn too much on ticket sales, it is bound to rake in HUGE profits thanks to advertisers and merchandise.

    Kids are already going crazy about the video games and the toys, despite the film being unsuitable for children. The violence is too graphic, the romantic sequence during the song ‘Dil Rakh Dun’ too suggestive and at one point in the film a 5-6 year old child actually asks, “Kyun? Phat gayi?” without any adult reprimanding him.

    Nevertheless, Krrish 3’s packaging is fairly pretty Yet, it cannot be called amazing in the time of films like Avatar and Gravity.

    I’m not even going to bother rating this film because that way I’d have to rate all the films that it was lifted from. You can make the most beautiful copy of the Mona Lisa, but it’s still just going to be a copy. As a fan of Rajesh Roshan’s music, Rakesh Roshan’s direction and Hritik Roshan’s acting abilities, it is heartbreaking for me to watch Krrish 3 and see the out-right copying that they have stooped to. It makes me wonder why artistes of their standing would even want to associate themselves with such a film, much less actively promote it.

    All of that aside, Krrish 3 could have been a much better film if it had been a tad more original. The blatant plagiarism from other superhero films, the absolute lack of creativity, has made me lose respect for the makers and the film itself. In conclusion, after watching Krrish 3, all I can say is that I need a therapist.


  14. DABANGG_NIINJA 9 years ago

    k3 boxoffice thread nhi dikh raha ????

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    sputnik 9 years ago

    Krrish 3 Movie Review by Rajeev Masand

    Rating: 3

    November 01, 2013

    Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut

    Director: Rakesh Roshan

    From the moment we’re first re-introduced to our masked superhero in Krrish 3, saving a airplane from an imminent crash in a scene reminiscent of Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, it becomes clear that filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is challenging us to a game of ‘Name The Original’. Indeed Krrish 3 is a potpourri of set-pieces and characters plucked out of every superhero film to come out of Hollywood in the last ten years or so.

    Reunited at the end of 2006’s Krrish, father-and-son Rohit and Krishna Mehra (both played by Hrithik Roshan) are now happily saving lives in their own way: Rohit by developing cures to deadly global viruses, and Krishna by secretly taking on the identity of Krrish when robbers barge into a jewelry store, or when a kid is dangling off cables between the roofs of tall buildings. Their world is complete, and their secret safe with Krishna’s wife Priya (Priyanka Chopra), who whispers into his ear at a party that she’s expecting their child, just so they can make a big song and dance about it.

    But (in a scene ripped straight out of last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man) when Krrish releases an antidote to a virus that poses danger to an entire city, he evokes the anger of Kaal (Vivek Oberoi). A cross between Magneto and Professor Xavier from the X-Men movies, Kaal is a paralyzed super-villain stuck in a wheelchair, who can move objects with his mind, and commands a troop of mutants. Amongst his most loyal ‘maanwars’ is the catsuit-clad Kaya (Kangana Ranaut), a shape-shifting temptress modeled after Mystique, who delivers clunky dialogues like: “Alag, anokhi, adbud hoon main, kyunki mera koi ateet nahin.” Before you can blink, Kaya has fallen in love with Krishna, while taking on the identity of Priya.

    Unlike Hollywood superheroes, each of whom come with their own comic book mythology and back-stories, Krrish’s roots are planted firmly in Rakesh Roshan’s fertile imagination. Which means there’s plenty 80s melodrama about daddy issues and brotherly bonds, and a lot of hullaballoo over the safety of Krishna’s unborn child. Yet it’s the film’s action scenes that keep you engaged. The special effects are nicely done in a confrontation between Krrish and three of Kaal’s mutants that ends with our hero ripping out the protruding tongue of the frog-like creature. You can’t help but cheer when Krrish lifts an entire portion of a skyscraper with his bare hands. And to be fair, the climatic duel between Kaal and Krrish alone is bang for your buck. Inspired no doubt from every recent Hollywood blockbuster in which an entire city is reduced to rubble, this sequence is nevertheless thrillingly shot and edited.

    What there’s no getting away from, unfortunately, is the un-slickness of the entire affair. From junior artistes staring directly into camera, and dialogues that take you back decades, Krrish 3 is an unlikely cocktail of cool, shiny technology and outdated treatment. As the pasty-faced Kaal, Oberoi gets the cheesiest lines. Pointing to his maanwars, he declares in one scene: “Fusion is the future”. On another occasion, referring to the virus he intends to unleash, he says: “Logon ko thoda marne do; aur zyaada darne do.” But the film’s biggest letdown is Rajesh Roshan’s uninspired score – a string of stale tracks that fail to strike the right note.

    It’s Hrithik Roshan who compensates for many of the film’s hiccups with an earnest, committed performance. He brings consistency in his portrayal of the lovable man-child Rohit, a part he first slipped into ten years ago in the far superior Koi Mil Gaya. As Krishna/Krrish, he’s impossibly buff with gleaming chest and abs, but there’s a depth of emotion that’s unmistakable. Watch how he quivers with anger, his entire being visibly shaken, when Kaya reveals an important secret to him. Hrithik fills out the superhero suit convincingly, and makes you care for the character even when everything around him is laughable. The other impressive performance is from Kangana Ranaut, in the scene-stealing part of Kaya, who hits just the right balance between vulnerability and voluptuousness.

    I’m going with two-and-a-half stars for the film, and an additional half star just for Hrithik Roshan, which makes it three out of five for Krrish 3. The film is ambitious but flawed. It is, however, consistently watchable for its terrific lead star who you can’t take your eyes off, even for a moment.


  16. Baba 9 years ago

    just back from krrish 3. its an indianised khichdi of just about as many hw superheros you can think of. ambitious compared to kmg and krrish.some of mutant characters are taken from x-men and some from spiderman. superman refernces are also there. batman is a symbol, not a person and so on. screenplay of first half is good but second half there are drag scenes. hrithik as rohit mehra is OTT like kmg and krrish but he is good as krishna/krrish. viviek is good as kaal.dialgues are cheesy like any RR film. vfx is ok for the budget. i think masand and guha reviews are closer to the truth.both have got it right on k3 overall.guha is a bit harsh and masand is a bit lenient.its ab above avg film.

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