No, Krrish 3 is not swoonworthy fare.
Merely, the best in the Krrish series of super-hero films and one of the rare endurable Bollywood movies.
Super-Hero Meets Super-Villain
Krrish 3 outclasses other Indian super-hero films like Krrish 2, Enthiran and Ra-One in four respects:
* Super-villain Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) is an unusual character with an interesting back story (not a cartoon villain like in 99% of Indian films) that unfolds in the second half.
* Super-hero aspects are not overwhelming, adding to the emotional quotient.
* Special effects are above average.
* Above all, Krrish 3 is not as silly as the other Indian super-hero drivel and the comedy aspect has been toned down to a minimum (I do feel bad though for the talented Rajpal Yadav, reduced to a minuscule role in the film).
The central theme of Krrish 3 is the clash with the demonic super-villain Kaal, who’s been unleashing killer germs on people in Namibia and Mumbai.
Vivek Oberoi has done more than a decent job as the super-villain Kaal, a maniacal genius out to wreak havoc and misery from his wheel chair.
One of the big chinks in the story is the motivation of Kaal. Is it an insatiable lust for money or a morbid desire to destroy humanity?
Also, the music is not up to snuff and the talentless star Priyanka Chopra adds zilch value.
Hrithik Roshan Show
Good as Vivek Oberoi is, the star of Krrish 3 is Hrithik Roshan in a double role (inventor father and super-hero son).
Produced and directed by our hero’s papa Rakesh Roshan, is it any surprise that Krrish 3 should feature one of the Hrithik Roshans in almost every frame.
A mere physicist, Einstein is no patch on our inventor Rohit Mehra (papa Hrithik Roshan), who’s a genius in both Physics and Medical Science and can harness light to create life!
Krrish (younger Hrithik Roshan) keeps himself busy doing the super-hero stuff – Fixing the jammed landing gear of an aircraft in mid-air, stopping jewelry heists, swooping in and rescuing falling kids, saving babies by holding up collapsing skyscrapers and beating the super-villain’s mutant creations with panache.
By Bollywood standards, Hrithik is a good actor, far ahead of the Salman Khans, Shahrukh Khans, Aamir Khans, Akshay Kumars and others of their ilk.
Kangana Ranaut has an interesting role as Kaya, the Super-villain Kaal’s mutant creation and Girl Friday.
Truth be said, Kangana and her character completely overshadow Priyanka, who plays the super-hero’s wife.
A kiss is all it takes for Kaya to turn traitor. Chew on that! 😉
A major negative of Krrish 3 is its music.
None of the songs have lasting appeal.
But one thing I will say – Hrithik Roshan is the best dancer in the Indian film industry (no, I don’t count Prabhudeva because his face has a dog-took-a-dump-on-it look).
SI Liked Krrish 3
SearchIndia.com recommends Krrish 3 to all Bollywood fans.
This Diwali, you can’t ask for a better treat than Krrish 3.
Pack some Samosas, Dhoklas and Mithai and head to the theatre.
Krrish 3 is playing in Regal, AMC and Ambani’s Big Cinemas theaters across America.