Krrish 3 Review – Best Krrish

No, Krrish 3 is not swoonworthy fare.

Merely, the best in the Krrish series of super-hero films and one of the rare endurableย 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 destroyย  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’s Role

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Disappointing Music

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 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.

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22 Responses to "Krrish 3 Review – Best Krrish"

  1. Naveen   November 2, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Happy Deepawali! Responds:

    Happy Deepavali to you too, Sweetie!

  2. haroldkumar   November 2, 2013 at 1:51 am

    “Special effects are above recommends Krrish 3 to all Bollywood fans. This Diwali, you canโ€™t ask for a better treat than Krrish 3. Pack some Samosas, Dhoklas and Mithai and head to the theatre.”

    Its now clear that SI [Trash Talk] on the outskirts of Bihar is suffering from bipolar disorder.

    NOTE: This chutiya trashed Inception. wonder if he had any powder on that night, after all addicion to cocaine is one of the leading causes of mood swings. Responds:

    I open the comments and, lo, the gutter-rats rush in!

  3. Naveen   November 2, 2013 at 1:51 am

    I think I saw the preview of this film and it had some hidious special effects. How was it in the movie? Responds:

    It’s no masterpiece.

    But as I said in the review, it’s one of the more endurable Indian movies.

  4. rajesh jagetia   November 2, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Surprisingly, movie took less than expected opening in India. Theough, first day numbers are decent, its much less than what trade was expecting. Responds:

    Well, nobody has ever accused Indians of having good taste! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Krrish 3 is a million times better than Dabbang, Dabbang 2, Boss, SRK’s sub-mental garbage Chennai Express, Singham etc.

  5. Jubair   November 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    first of all, i didn’t see the movie yet. but from the trailer and couple of reviews, I came to know that its a copy-paste of several Hollywood movies with some masala and awful music! dont you have anything to say about that?
    you did trash talk about Ranbir’s Burfy bcz of some copied scenes and stuff.. this is.., double stand man!

    And also, saw horrible bosses recently…what the heck was that? bunch of slutty- adult trash comedy? using ‘beep’ words again and again doesnt make comedy..and you rated that shit as ‘hilarious shit’?! cant believe that!

    i used to read your reviews and comments bcz I like the way you kill the movie and people who make voice against you ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    1. You write: I came to know that its a copy-paste of several Hollywood movies

    Show me the proof!

    There was lot of proof for Barfi!

    2. Regarding Horrible Bosses, this is a movie unsuited for Indians living in India.

    Some movies are meant for a specific audience and a particular culture.

    Without experiencing the idiom of a particular culture, it’s hard to appreciate a movie like Horrible Bosses!

    Bottom line, Horrible Bosses was made for the American audience that is groaning and suffering under a tyrannical corporatized culture.

    • Jubair   November 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      i dont have any clips to show you as proof…
      but here you go..
      From rajeev masand’s review
      ” it becomes clear that filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is challenging us to a game of โ€˜Name The Originalโ€™. Indeed Krrish 3 is a potpourri of set-pieces and characters plucked out of every superhero film to come out of Hollywood in the last ten years or so.”

      “….But (in a scene ripped straight out of last yearโ€™s The Amazing Spider-Man) when Krrish releases an antidote to a virus that poses danger to an entire city…..”

      and also heard that climax fight is a complete copy of fight from ‘Man of steel’

      also kangana’s character and vivek obroy’s character saw similarities with x-men characters…

      check this link:
      They point out the following things..

      1.The film Krrish 3 starts with the theme music of Legendary Spiderman Trilogy & also there is a starting scene where Krrish jumps off buildings,such that camera shows only his moving hands which is similar to the camera shots in Spider man series.

      2.There is a scene where Rohit Mehra invents a solution to recreate dead plants & make them alive.There is a similar scene in Iron Man 3 too.

      3.Vivek Oberoi’s role as Kaal inspired from Xaviour/Magneto from the X men.Also the other castings too adapted from the different Mutants in X Men series.

      4.Kangana Ranaut ‘s role as Kaya inspired from ‘Mystique’ role (played by Jennifer Lawrence) in X Men First Class.

      5. There is a scene where a statue of Krrish was launched by his father in front of public which reminds us of similar scene in Hollywood’s Animated film ” Megamind where they launch a statue for Metro man.

      6.The spreading of virus to the city & people got infected and dies seemed similar to the scene in the Tamil film 7aam Arivu.

      7. Last but not least ,finally Krrish gains extra power via his father and have the power to fly like Superman .The Climax fight sequence completely ripped off from Superman vs General Zod fight sequence in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel (2013)” .

      some of these points may feel childish…but yet we have to consider them….

      Lets wait for a video proof Responds:

      Interesting points.

      Thank You!

      Like you (look at your last sentence), I too intend to wait for video proof before coming to a conclusion.

      • ao   November 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        I think most of these comparisons aren’t valid.

        I’m not going to trust a Facebook post with such poor grammar to begin with. They stopped shooting for the film last year, they couldn’t have possibly copied scenes from MOS.

        I don’t know much about special effects work, but the trailer came out in August, and MOS came out in July.

        In any case, MOS, Avengers, and Spider-Man all had similar climax scenes that involved flying and destroying buildings, etc.

        I saw Iron Man 3 and 7aam Arivu too and the scenes described are nowhere similar.

        There is some validity in the X-Men comparisons, but I see these as more inspirations than actual rip-offs.

        Anyways, DC and Marvel have been copying from each other for a while… Responds:

        I too am inclined to ignore occasional trespasses as well as “inspirations.”

        But when there’s a pattern like Barfi, where scenes are lifted wholesale from a bunch of movies and sewn into the movie, it becomes difficult to tolerate. More so, when the movie went as India’s nomination to the Oscars.

        God Tussi Great Ho, Heyy Baby, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Ghajini etc are worse because they’re outright theft of the script.

        My blood boils when I think of Ghajini (Tamil version). Murugadoss and Surya are thieving assholes who rode to fame and riches on the back of theft.

        • Jubair   November 3, 2013 at 6:28 am

          Yea..some points are childish… but many user reviews are saying that krrish3 does not represent any original/new concept….everything seems ‘inspired’ from other movies… and about the climax fight…if you are not satisfied with that fb page with poor grammar here is another review

          they say:
          “…..With instances from Tron, X Men, Spiderman and the concluding stunt piece an exact copy from the recent Superman edition Man Of Steel, such rampant and obvious plagiarism is what bored me in the film!….”

          what bothers me is searchindia is well known for merciless reviews for masala flicks….they wont tolerate even silly mistake..i think….. so i was little surprised to see this review…


          I fail to understand this storm in a tea cup.

          Nowhere have I said Krrish 3 is nonpareil.

          As for the “plagiarism” accusations against Krrish 3, let’s wait for the Youtube videos to emerge. If the evidence is strong, it won’t take long to come out.

          • ao   November 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

            The reviewer, Mohar Basu, had preconceived notions and was biased against the film when the trailer released.

            Her review would obviously be negative. Those who have claimed that they did “plagiarize” name the same few films over and over again, but they can’t identify the specific scenes.

            Don’t get me started with what other people believe. From the few foreign reviews that have come out for Krrish, none have mentioned anything about stealing ideas or themes from American superhero movies, while in Barfi’s case, some did mention the “Notebook” scenes.

            I know plagiarism is wrong, but in our case, we also try to find connections that don’t exist. A plant explodes in Krrish…they must have taken it from Iron Man 3, where a plant also explodes. Dhoom 3 is a copy of Now You See Me, because it also deals with magicians and robberies. Ugly must be a copy of Taken, because it also involves a girl getting kidnapped. Are we such an insecure country that we can’t find success in our own industry? If Hollywood tries something new, we will kiss their feet. Someone else from our own industry tries it, and we cry foul.


            1. Until I see strong evidence to the contrary, I will be inclined to believe that a cabal is acting against Krrish 3.

            2. You write: Are we such an insecure country that we can’t find success in our own industry? If Hollywood tries something new, we will kiss their feet. Someone else from our own industry tries it, and we cry foul.

            To some degree, I don’t blame the Indian people or the media for thinking any film that is average or above average must be stolen because Indian movie-makers steal with an impunity, frequency and shamelessness unbeknownst to others.

            Countless are the Hollywood/Foreign films that have been ripped off by Indians. From that budda Amitabh Bachchan to Salman Khan to Akshay Kumar to Sanjay Dutt to even Irrfan Khan, I cannot think of a single major Bollywood actor who has not handsomely profited from theft.

        • Jubair   November 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

          yea…some points may look childish…but many audience reviews say that krrish 3 doesnt represent any original/new concept in plot/character features etc….most of them were inspired/copied from previous hollywood flicks…
          what surprise me is searchindia’s smooth talk about Krrish3.. from my experience, what i thought was SI will kill this movie bcz of that xmen resemblance… that resemblance is enough for SI to give middle finger to this movie..SI was such a merciless reviewer! ๐Ÿ˜€

          And if you are not satisfied with that fb page look at this :

          they say:
          “….With instances from Tron, X Men, Spiderman and the concluding stunt piece an exact copy from the recent Superman edition Man Of Steel, such rampant and obvious plagiarism is what bored me in the film!…..”

          the only thing that everyone agree is Hrithik’s performance…

  6. Jubair   November 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    And I have few suggestions to make ๐Ÿ™‚
    spy game
    bridge to terbithia
    my sister’s keeper
    pitch perfect
    pls consider these movies to review Responds:

    I will.

  7. haroldkumar   November 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Believe i have reached the sewage.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nothing personal.

    I’m a hardcore fan of urs..usually check SI site at least 2 times a day only behind twitter..

    You are one bad ass reviewer, a zillion times better than India’s overhyped Rajiv Masand.

    I need your view on Tamil film Onayum Aatukuttiyum. Responds:

    1. Onayum Aatukuttiyum ain’t playing nowhere in the U.S. now! Unlike Hindi films, Tamil movies have yet to penetrate the American hinterland!

    I’ll buy the DVD the next time I’m in Edison (NJ), watch & review it.

    2. Meanwhile, I plan to go whole hog on a Tollywood trip!

    I just acquired a bunch of Telugu classics! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Finished watching the first in my new collection – Baadshah (2013)…

    Now I know how to dodge a bullet, just lean back and move sideways when the bullet is about to strike your chest a la Jr NTR. No kidding!

    Here’s a ‘gem’ of a song from Baadshah!

    Nannu kotina thittina talibotu kattina

    • boopalanj   November 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      [Obiter dicta] ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

      Jesus, Gandhi, Lincoln, Galileo, Joan of Arc….SI.

      Since the dawn of civilization, it’s the fate of all great souls to be reviled in their life-time. Isn’t it wonderful that history pays scant attention to their detractors.

      • boopalanj   November 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

        Hey Ram! I wish it was deleted by mentioning a different reason, instead of trash talk! Responds:

        May we suggest you take another deko at the third paragraph of’s comment policy: ๐Ÿ˜‰

        We usually process most comments promptly except those we consider unacceptable (vulgar, racist, abusive, legally objectionable and anything we deem as an attack on fall in this category).

      • boopalanj   November 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        It’s posted in reply to haroldkumar’s comment, and you made it “trash talk”, I just hope he does not take it in a different sense! Responds:

        We’ve replaced “Trash Talk” with Obiter dicta.

        Yemandi, Boopalan garu, ippudu santosham vachchinda? (are you happy now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. araj   November 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

    “Meanwhile, I plan to go whole hog on a Tollywood trip!”

    I wonder you are not a tamilian telugian or a telugian tamilian….. Responds:

    I plead the Fifth!

    • araj   November 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Why? You ought to be proud of the race(s) that gave you this brilliant brain. No??….. your telugu sounds quite fluent hence my speculation….. Responds:

      It’s hard to be proud of the human race, no matter their varied ethnic roots!

  9. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   November 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    We actually went to see this but chickened out at the last minute and decided to watch Gravity again. Besides, are borderline endurable superhero movies something we want to encourage in Bollywood? I think the best chance for Bollywood lie in sticking with the basics (telling a good story) and going to its roots (culturally). The cables were very insightful on the matter (as you’ll no doubt know):

    And it seems the Southern industries are much more profitable than Bollywood. I wonder if this has anything to do with the ongoing “Tamilification” of Bollywood (or is this just my misimpression?)… Race to the bottom indeed. Responds:

    1. I do not agree with the views of the UTV executive quoted in the cables that “the quality of South Indian films is far superior to Bollywood films”

    Most Tamil and Telugu films are unwatchable garbage.

    And the Tamilification and Teluguization of Bollywood is making Hindi films worse. Examples: Singam (Ajay Devgan), Policegiri (Sanjay Dutt)

    2. As for Indian films going global, not in my or your lifetime.

    Nobody, nobody but Indians watch Indian films in America.

    Indians have a higher tolerance, and even an insane love, for trash.

    Indian film-makers are incapable of penning a script.

  10. Aswin_Kini   November 4, 2013 at 6:52 am

    There are two things that surprised me:

    1) When I saw the title, I expected you to reallllyyyyyyyyyyyyy rip this film apart with colorful expletives, like a tiger ripping the throat of a deer – But here, I see you actually considered this film to be a decent watch, which is a refreshing change.

    2) For a film expert like you to miss out on the scenes that were copied from other English/Hindi/ movies is also highly unusual. Either you had a very good day and decided to spare Krrish the whip or you actually saw something that we didn’t.

    A) The costume of Kangna Ranaut’s character is actually copied from the Catwoman character costumer (Played by Anna Hathaway) in the Dark Knight Rises…

    B) The name of a mutant is also an absolute ripoff. Striker/Stryker was one of the main antagonists in the Bryan Singer-directed, X-Men 2. As someone said above, Kaal is actually based on Magneto’s character in X-Men: First Class.

    C) Many elements of the superhero, Krrish, is actually copied/inspired from the last 4 Superman films.

    But, having said all this, I appreciate the Roshan’s for single-handedly keeping the Science Fiction genre alive in Hindi cinema…. But I do pray that they stop making Sci-fi potboilers and instead focus on hardcore science fiction even if it means having a large budget. Also, please hire a better special effects team…. Not all science fiction films need to be done on a huge budget, just a better story and screenplay is required. Remember that the original Terminator directed by James Cameroon was done with a small budget when compared to the movies today that are worth several hundreds of crores. Responds:

    You are right that Rakesh Roshan is at least trying something different compared to the Dabanng, Boss, Rowdy Rathore junk.

    Things like copying costumes are not a big deal for me unless the costume forms a big part of the big picture, which is not the case in this instance.

    On the special effects front, I doubt Indian filmmakers can do more given the high costs involved in hiring the top experts from New Zealand, U.S. or UK.

    And above all, I thought this was the Best Krrish, not the Best Picture.

  11. rvasam   November 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I was also expecting SI to really trash this, but was honestly surprised.

    I took a risk and watched the movie yesterday on small screen, was very disappointed. Maybe a theater experience would have made it slightly better. Anyways, the movie seemed to be a total lift-off from many Hollywood classics, namely, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman, The Avengers, The Incredibles and Megamind to name a few. Mr. Rakesh Roshan should stick to originality just like he did w/ Khoon Bhari Maang & Koi Mil Gaya. Responds:

    You write: I took a risk and watched the movie yesterday on small screen, was very disappointed.


    Only Indians will complain and blame SI over the disappointment from watching a stolen movie that is still playing in theatres around the U.S.

    God must have broken the mold after making Indians.

    Sweetie, I said Krrish 3 was the best Krrish…I never said Krrish is the best movie. Big difference between the two!

    • ao   November 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Haha I thought you were going to wait until a video shows up confirming the stolen parts.

      As it is, only desis have complained about it, not any of our foreign viewers. Responds:

      I meant stolen in the sense of pirating/illegal downloading!

      The previous commenter is referring to seeing the movie on the small screen.

      Stolen has multiple dimensions where Indians are concerned. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. indusporus   November 27, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Ha! someone got their pay-check for false review. Responds:

    Ha! someone forgot their anti-depressant medicine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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