CAST & CREW
As the name suggests, this is the third film in the series that has been dealing with the exploits of Krrish, the superhero who has been battling evil forces with his own mental, physical and supernatural powers, almost on the lines of a desi Superman cum Batman rolled into one. “ Krrish 3” maintains the central theme of its prequels but has also evolved further, including the change of actors and locales.
Plot: The plot centers round the lives and exploits of Mumbai-based scientist Rohit Mehra, working on a plan to use solar energy to resuscitate dead tissues; and his specially gifted son Krishna (Krrish), who (somewhat like Superman) on most days leads the life of a below par performer in his work, but draws upon all his special powers when any critical emergency occurs. The family scene gets completed by Krrish’s wife Priya who works as a TV journalist. The roles of the father-son duo have been played by Hrithik Roshan while Priya is portrayed by Priyanka Chopra. The father-son team are seen working on several do-good projects, from rescuing airline passengers by Krrish, to finding cures for a deadly disease in Namibia by Rohit.
Equally powerful antagonists now enter the scene in the form of the evil genius Kaal, enacted by Vivek Oberoi, and his own protégé - the form changing chameleon-like Kaya, portrayed by Kangana Ranaut. To add further menace, Kaal possesses the powers and uses the same to create complex creatures called maanvars which are part human and part animal, to be used by Kaal against his adversaries as well as for his own cure from physical handicaps. Kaya gets into action and eliminates all the contemporary international scientists aiding Rohit’s research.
It subsequently comes to light that Kaal himself was responsible for the spread of the virus in Namibia so that he could reap huge profits through the sale of its antidote which can only be sourced from Kaal’s own blood. The plot twists and turns hereafter, with fortunes swinging from one side to the other, but as inevitably happens, the forces of evil are destroyed, but not before, Priya gets abducted and is replaced by a form changing Kaya, and both Krrish and Rohit suffer death. However, while Priya gets rescued and delivers a baby son, Krrish is also revived to life by Rohit, who does it at the cost of his own life. Appropriately, they name the child as Rohit who also is blessed with supernatural powers – perhaps to keep the ground ready for the continuance of the next generation in a likely sequel!
For a film largely given to special effects, one needs to talk about this before getting into the histrionics. To be fair this film can definitely rank alongside the best that Hollywood could produce in the genre, and although there may be certain silly inconsistencies in concept or content, if analysed carefully such inconsistencies also can be detected in Superman movies, but due to a colonial hangover we may tend to become more indulgent about overlooking those. Having said that, it must admit where the professionalism dips a bit is in the introduction of a host of songs, which mostly come as a drag on the fast paced action. Whilst on the technical side, neither the cinematography of S. Tirru nor the editing of Chandan Arora leaves much to be desired, both having delivered very appropriately. As for the acting, as always, Hrithik Roshan plays the dual role of father and son with the right blend of aggressiveness and maturity, never missing out on the audience’s riveting attention. As for the female leads, out of the two extremely competent actresses, Kangana Ranaut seems to have a slight edge perhaps because of the scope her negative role gave her.
Verdict: For fans of Hrithik, it is obviously a must see movie, but even for others who like slickly produced action films or are enamoured of Superman or Batman movies, this film would surely give them loads of joy and entertainment.
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