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Krrish 3

Thank you, Rakesh Roshan, for Krrish 3! Bravo to you and your team. Krrish 3 is not only a BIG film but transcends expectations. The film makes you proud of how far we, as a film industry, have come. It also makes a bold statement that our industry is at par with Hollywood when it comes to visual effects.

But make no mistake. So if you think this film is just another superhero film replete with stunning visual effects, you’re wrong. Rakesh Roshan has incorporated everything a Hindi film cine-goer could hope for in this production. It is commercial cinema at its best, with exquisite flavours of action, drama, emotion and thrills. Hats off to Sr and Jr Roshan and the entire team of Krrish 3!

The movie raises the bar in every department of filmmaking, from concept to execution, to special effects. And stitching it all together is content that provides a wide enough canvas that has something for everyone in every age group.

The story goes like this: After Krrish, the previous instalment in the franchise in 2006, the story progresses with Krishna (Hrithik Roshan), his father Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan) and his wife Priya (Priyanka Chopra). Residents of Mumbai, they do odd jobs for a living. Rohit is a scientist and Priya is a reporter with a news channel.

Krishna always gets fired from every job he does due to sheer negligence at work. But Krishna is the much-loved superhero, Krrish. Soon Krrish is pitted against Kaal (Vivek Oberoi), a super-villain with a definite agenda. Kaal is backed by his own league of scientists and an army of mutants. One of his mutant protégés is Kaya (Kangna Ranaut). How Krrish triumphs over the evil Kaal forms the crux of the film.

The film begins on a slow note, where every character is introduced. You can’t wait for the film to pick up. A few minutes after the movie starts, you see Krrish flying, and the excitement ends only when the end credits roll.

Special mention must be made about the climax. The last 30 minutes of the film takes the entertainment to a different level. The action, VFX and expressions of each actor have to be seen to be believed. It’s a GEM! Even the brands endorsed in the film are skillfully woven into the screenplay.

Although the story is unpretentious, it perfectly blends visual effects and a tight screenplay. Another plus is the brilliant background score by Salim-Sulaiman. The build-up of scenes is well established by them. Cinematography by S Tirru is top notch. Editing by Chandan Arora is crisp and noteworthy. A special mention of the visual effects by Red Chillies. Simply mind-blowing.

The man with an extraordinary vision, Rakesh Roshan, has delivered a film par excellence. While blending a superhero film with ample emotion, Roshan Sr executes his story with utter conviction. His storytelling and execution complement each other to the fullest. Krrish 3 leaves you awestruck. The screenplay keeps you glued to the screen, and with a runtime of 152 minutes, there is rarely a dull moment.

Many scenes stand out and entertain to the fullest. For instance, the scene where Krrish saves the aeroplane from crashing is exceptionally well-executed. The scenes where Kaya’s shape shifts are accomplished beautifully.

Performance-wise, Hrithik Roshan is outstanding as Krishna/Krrish and even more competent as Rohit. If his superhero avatar is substantial, his character as Rohit is emoted flawlessly. Vivek Oberoi is brilliant, from his look to his performance, he is fantastic. Priyanka Chopra is fabulous in her role. Kangna Ranaut delivers one of her best performances. She not only suits her part beautifully but performs with flamboyance too. The rest of the cast supports well.

Verdict: BLOCKBUSTER!

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