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Krrish 3 Movie Review

The legacy began with the amazing KOI… MIL GAYA at least a decade ago, then preceded by KRRISH in 2006, which established India’s first ever superhero… And now… Here’s KRRISH 3, the third instalment.
Both KOI… MIL GAYA and KRRISH received critical and commercial success as well as being high grossers at the box office. So the question is, does KRRISH 3 live up to the expectations?

My answer is, yes! Here’s why…

In KRRISH 3, Rohit Mehra and Krishna (both essayed by Hrithik Roshan) live together with Priya Mehra (Priyanka Chopra), now married to Krishna. The family live their normal lives… However, then enters the antagonist Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) with his mutant (aka ‘maanvar’) Kaya (Kangna Ranaut) who release a life threatening virus, killing many people. However, Rohit makes an antidote to cure the virus, and when Kaal finds out… All hell breaks loose!

There are many plus points of KRRISH 3. One of them is the technology, in fact the VFX on the characters are tremendous. It seemed so real! The action sequences were jaw-dropping. It keeps you at the end of your seats. In fact, it engrossed me so much, that I actually felt I was in the film. I remember the last time I felt like this while watching a movie, was AVATAR in 2009. In short, the technology element, is mind blowing! From KARAN ARJUN to KRRISH 3, Mr, Rakesh Roshan has excelled in terms of direction. Especially with a big budgeted movie like KRRISH 3, mistakes can be easily made and spotted. However, the direction in this movie was brilliant. In particular, scenes with krrish flying around Mumbai city from building to building was an adrenaline rush to watch. Kudos to him! The cinematography is beautiful. It enhances the beauty of the special effects and is definitely a visual treat.

Now on to the performances. Hrithik Roshan reprising the roles of Rohit Mehra and Krishna Mehra were top notch. In fact, as Rohit, his body language, his voice and facial expression made his character seem so loveable and innocent. Each time I saw Roshan as Krrish, I applauded loudly. Simply because his character was so convincing as the super-hero. Vivek Oberoi as the evil Kaal, could have easily over acted his part, but luckily this was not the case! His deep voice forebode the audience that his evil plans were coming to action and something bad was to happen. For most of the in the film, his character is paralysed, so he had to use facial expressions and voice to convey what his character feels. Which is hard job, but he pulled it off well! Priyanka Chopra as Priya Mehra was adequate. I believe her performance as the boisterous, happy-go-lucky Priya in KRRISH was much better than this one! For me, it was Kangna Ranaut who stole the show. She was so natural at portraying the role of Kaya. Her dialogue delivery was more sharp and clean and seeing her during the action sequences was Perfect.

However, there are a few glitches. The screenplay, particularly in first half of the movie was quite flat. This is perhaps because the scene was being set and there was not much action as such. Nevertheless, this drastically improves in the second half. The music, by Rajesh Roshan is average, in comparison to the soundtrack of KRRISH. For me, the songs that stand out are ‘Raghupati Raghav’ and ‘Dil tu hi bata’. But the background score, by Salim-Sulaiman was magnificent. It maintained the audience’s attention and created an atmosphere. To be honest, if they composed the soundtrack, we may have got more chartbuster songs!

On the whole, KRRISH 3 is a great superhero film for all ages. So purchase a ticket, sit back, let the special effects steal you away and of course, let Krrish save the day this Diwali!

* * *.5  (3.5/5 stars)

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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