November 5, 2013 by thejalebichronicles
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Waking up at 9 a.m on a holiday to watch a movie that has been made for kids can make you a little grumpy. . These are the conditions I watched Krrish 3 in; the third installment of the Koi Mil Gaya series and the second Krrish film to be directed by Rakesh Roshan, have its music by Rajesh Roshan and a double role by Hrithik Roshan. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this 25 crore grossing movie and India’s first superhero movie, which turned out to be worth a watch; and not just for the VFX.
The plot is easy to understand.
That was a joke. Solar pens, bone marrows, mutants, poison-blood antidotes and all of the usual sci-fi stuff that probably took Hrithik Roshan two months to comprehend are dished out in abundance. The movie starts off a little way after where Krrish left off (yes, there was no Krrish 2) with Rohit reunited with his son, Krishna aka Krrish (both played by Hrithik Roshan) and Krishna married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra). They seem to be living an entertaining life, what with. Krishna randomly ending up in a suit whenever he hears a cry for help.
The opening sequence shows Rohit testing an experiment, which may seem inconsequential but has huge implications at the end of the movie. This is the beauty of Krrish 3; every tiny sequence somehow connects to the bigger picture. Rakesh Roshan has outdone himself. Although there are some instances of immature comedy and exaggerated sequences; the plot remains beautiful with the help of antagonist Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) and his hench (wo)man Kaya (Kangana Ranaut). However, the last sequence of the movie is exaggerated and too long, but this is understandable considering the movie’s target audience is children.
All of the cast has been picked with great care and remain perfect for their role, with Hrithik melding into both an almost autistic yet brilliant father, a loving husband and a superhero. Priyanka Chopra emotes well in her role as wife and journalist for Aaj Tak. Kangana Ranaut takes the cake as a mutant. She is beautiful, smart, fit and basically straight out of X-Men movies hot. Vivek Oberoi plays the antagonist well and reminds one of Freeza, from Dragon Ball Z, though his character is a little exaggerated at time. With appearances by Mohnish Behl and Naseeruddin Shah and a voice over by Amitabh Bachchan, the movie becomes a wholesome affair.
Watch Out For:
- Kangana Ranaut. It is difficult to miss her, because she steals the show. Easily. Also, she managed to keep her screeching to a very low level, so yay!
- Appearances by Mohnish Behl and Naseeruddin Shah.
- Yes, they officially called a character Frog Man. Not an urban myth.
- Again; Kangana Ranaut.
- India’s first in-depth sci-fi movie.
- Try to zone out during the songs. This will help you enjoy the movie more.
- The tying of the plot together, right at the end.
- The end, giving way to a possible sequel with a new generation sleepover.
- Lastly, and most importantly, Kangana Ranaut.
We’re Left With…
Watch Krrish 3 with an open mind, ignoring the mindless comedy, bad music and obvious exaggeration. Watch it for the plot, for India’s first home-made VFX and cut the Roshan some slack. He was brilliant.
– Diksha Negi