Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangna Ranaut
Rakesh Roshan, Honey Irani, Robin Bhatt
For those of you who have been lifelong fans of Superman, Batman, and Spider Man, you will be happy to know that India’s superhero Krrish does his job for the most part to stay on par with Hollywood’s biggest superheroes. But unlike Hollywood, India’s superhero has to do more than just save the world. He has to sing, dance, follow family traditions, and like most heroes, defeat the baddies in style. Fortunately, director Rakesh Roshan, gives us a superhero who simply wins over our hearts and for that alone, Krrish 3 is a satisfying watch.
After taking out the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya and bringing his father Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan) from the dead, our superhero Krrish (Hrithik Roshan) continues his job to fight against evil and save innocent lives. Everything seems well with Krishna who is living a happily married life with wife Priya (Priyanka Chopra) while Rohit continues use his scientific brilliance to save the world. Unknown to them, a dark force is growing in another part of the world. Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) is an evil genius who is using his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. With Kaal’s evil plan put into place, it’s now up to our superhero Krrish to once again save the world.
Krrish’s roots are planted in director Rakesh Roshan’s out of the world imagination. So like most Bollywood films we get over blown family melodrama, a lot of hullabaloo surrounding Krishna’s unborn child, and a disappointing soundtrack which quite frankly ruins the flow. But what doesn't disappoint are the action sequences which keep you engaged throughout the film despite its bumpy story and mishaps along the way. The special effects are nicely done especially in the scene where Krrish encounters one of Kaal’s mutants that ends with our hero ripping out the tongue of the frog-like creature. You can’t help but cheer when Krrish lifts an entire skyscraper with his bare hands.
Just like Krrish (2006) Priyanka Chopra once again gets another dimmed down role but looks dashing and sexy as always. However Kangana Ranaut gets props for playing a mutant and fits her part nicely. Meanwhile Vivek Oberoi character Kaal may bring back some moments from the previous X-Men films as he is a cross between Magneto or Professor Xavier from being stuck in a wheelchair for the most part but can use his powers to either move things and control mutants. Vivek also spills out some tacky lines like “Fusion is the future” or has an over the top sinister laugh like most Bollywood villains.
However Krrrish 3 belongs to Hrithik Roshan as he once again delivers yet another stellar, earnest, and committed performance. He wonderfully portraits and bring in warmth as the lovable man-child Rohit, just like he previously did ten years ago in Koi Mil Gaya. As Krishna/Krrish he’s buff with his ripped six pack abs and looks dashing with the black mask as our superhero. Just watch how superbly he delivers the action sequences with ease.
Krrish 3 isn't the finest superhero film made today and to be honest it doesn't come close to either Batman or Spider-Man. For India, however, it’s a huge boost and it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Worth A Watch.