What is it all about?
The third installment of Krrish does sets the bar on India's ability to pull a sci fi super hero on its soil and technically it lives up to its expectations but this desi superhuman circus favours more to the comic -con nerds and less to the non sci fi and others.
Rakesh Roshan takes the story further with the help of Robin Bhatt, Honey Irani,Irfan Kamal,and Akarsh Khurana's screenplay without adding much layers but spreading a message that says there is a superhero in everyone. The movie starts with a quick recap of the previous two installments and we see Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) happily married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra). Father Rohit Mehra (Hrithik again) is scientist dreaming of bringing life back again with the help of sun rays.
Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) is the goliath in this devil v/s goliath saga Kaal has created his own army of "maanvars", a combination of man and animal and he wants to rule the world. One of his main weapons Kaaya (Kangana Ranaut) is a human chameleon.
The rest is how Krrish saves his family and the world.
What to look out for
Rakesh Roshan and Red Chillies take the credit for bringing India at par with Hollywood in the CGI department. Yes we had seen the magnificent Rajnikanth starrer Robot which was at par with the international standards but what makes Krrish 3 remarkable is the fact that the special effects are done here and not imported from west. Big achievement.
Rakesh Roshan smartly uses the themes of the previous installments to build an entertainer and introduces Krrish with that mind-blowing sequence of saving the plane from crash landing. Siu-Tung Ching and Sham Kaushal action is spectacular. Salim Suleiman background is fantastic. Chandan Arora editing is sharp. Production values are exceptional.
Special mention needs to be made for Mike H.G. Bates and Mike Stringer for their exceptional make up job.
Hrithik Roshan reserves his best for Rakesh Roshan and here B-town most handsome man and the best body dancer is superb. As Rohit Mehra he climbs steps further as an actor and as Krrish he is simply stunning and as Krishna he is so likable. Hrithik gives it all over here. he is first rate.
Vivek Oberoi is sensational his presence spreads terror on screen and that's something for an actor. Though Hrithik is the biggest USP but it owes to Vivek Oberoi's cruel portray of villainy in the movie that makes this David v/s goliath saga absorbing till the end.
Priyanka Chopra fits the bill and Kangana Ranaut does a remarkable job.
The movie does sets the bar India's ability to pull a sci fi super hero on its own. Great. Superb. But why stick to those banal roots and rely on those mundane gimmicks of unnecessary song and dance. Kaaya falling for Krrish and dying in his arms.
All this could have being tolerated if Rakesh Roshan had made the first half gripping with more action and CGI vow moments but alas after the stunning plane sequence there is a long wait for the next action packed happening in this super hero flick.
The second half pumps up the momentum and that is what we want to see in an CGI super hero flick. Not minding even if we get reminded of the X-Men in its due course.
Conclusion: Made In India Krrish 3 dazzling special effects is a treat for those comic -con nerds who doesn,t care to see what's beneath or beyond in a movie.
Rating *** (an extra for our desi super hero)