Year: June 23, 2006 in the U.S.
Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Rekha, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Sharat Saxena, Puneet Issar
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics: Ibraheem Ashk, Nasir Faraaz, Vijay Akela
Story: Rakesh Roshan
Screenplay: Sachin Bhowmik, Honey Irani, Robin Bhatt, Akash Khurana, Rakesh Roshan
Dialogs: Sanjay Masoom
Krrish Review - Boring
A boring, poorly crafted movie, Krrish is not even half as good as its predecessor Koi Mil Gaya.
Ignore the media hype and the buzz. Krrish is neither a feat of high imagination nor a grand spectacle of special effects.
Director Rakesh Roshan, who captivated audiences with that delightful film Koi Mil Gaya three years ago, has delivered a dud in the sequel, Krrish.
Koi Mil Gaya
Agreed, sequels always find it impossibly difficult to live up to the original. But Krrish has very little going for it - it lacks a tight, fast-paced, solid story. It lacks powerful acting. It lacks thrilling special effects. It lacks fine music. It also seems to lack an editor.
What it does not lack though is length. At two hours and 55 minutes, the movie drags on endlessly. One wonders whether the movie went through any serious editing at all.
Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) and Nisha (Preity Zinta) - not to forget Jadoo, the alien - captured our imagination in Koi Mil Gaya. Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) and Priya (Priyanka Chopra) arouse our wrath in Krrish for wasting our time and money.
This time too, Rekha is a class act. But Priyanka Chopra is a crass act.
After more than two dozen films, Priyanka Chopra still seems all at sea - Her emoting and dancing skills are so bizarrely mediocre.
Hey, we find it hard to believe Bollywood directors are so bereft of talent that they willingly settle for such dregs.
Hrithik Roshan's performance in Krrish is no patch on the role he played in Koi Mil Gaya. Also, the Hrithik-Priyanka pair lacks the screen chemistry that Aamir Khan and Kajol displayed in Fanaa or the chemistry Hrithik and Preity Zinta brought forth in Koi Mil Gaya
Early on in Krrish, we are informed (through the hackneyed trick of photographs with garlands) that Rohit and Nisha are both dead. Rohit's mother Sonia Mehra (Rekha) lives on though in a remote village in the mountains with her grandson Krishna (Hrithik Roshan). Unlike the mentally weak Rohit in Koi Mil Gaya, Krishna is a supernormal young man having inherited the special powers that Jadoo (the alien) had passed on to his father.
Krishna can scale mountains, ran faster than a horse and leap across rocks, all effortlessly.
To Krishna's sylvan village, comes Singapore-based Priya on a camping trip. A gliding accident lands her in the arms of Krishna. Soon, our Krishna is besotted with Priya. Although awed by Krrish's superman-like powers, Priya is not enamored of him. She soon returns to Singapore where, to keep their jobs, she and her friend Honey (Maaninee Mishra) hatch a plot to get Krishna to Singapore and expose his superman-like powers on the TV Channel they work for. To get Krishna to Singapore, Priya feigns a deep love for him.
Krishna falls for Priya's trick and goes to Singapore much against his grandma's objections although she relents later. If you thought the story was banal so far, it gets downright awful after Krishna reaches Singapore. In Singapore, Krishna becomes Krrish and is busy rescuing children from burning circuses and playing street-side stunts to collect money for the operation of a young girl.
Then, there's the side story of the evil scientist Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah), who's building a computer that can peer into the future, a project that Krrish's father had been heading at the time of his apparent death. The love angle and the side story run on parallel tracks and is not well woven together.
If you are seeking some relief in Krrish's music, fuggedaboutit. Krrish's music is so pedestrian. Koi Mil Gaya had moving music, particularly the song Idhar Chala Mein Udhar Chala in the rain with Hrithik and Preity. It was handled beautifully and sent us into raptures. But none of the songs in Krrish did anything for us. Minutes out of the movie hall, we found it impossible to recollect any of the songs in Krrish.
The technical effects are less than spectacular - and oftentimes crude - although director Rakesh Roshan boasts of "spectacular special effects and stunning action scenes."
Krrish leaves little room for doubt that Bollywood has a ways to go in the special effects and action departments.
If Koi Mil Gaya was a poignant love story, its sequel Krrish is a pathetic, insipid drag. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.
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