Krrish 3 - It doesn't hurt to have a wee-bit of innovation added.
The story is very simple, there's a bad guy who wants to do way too many bad things just because he's a super intelligent evil scientist in a superhero flick & asusual the superhero's job is to stop him at any cost.
First half - The movie's screenplay is more like straight onto your face. The writers make it a point to deliberately feed the audience what they're trying to show in the film, no matter how simple it is. Here, papa Rohit stays himself but also fills in the shoes of Rekha's role to fill that void of "Sentiment". It starts with the introduction of the villain where he clearly explains his intentions. Then it shifts towards the current day scenario of our superhero & his marital life. Ofcourse it's followed with our superhero's actual life that is fighting crime & saving people. The pace is extremely slow since there's nothing much to tell in the screenplay here. Pre-interval portions succeeds in creating some interest among the audience.
Second half - Post interval the movie dips further in it's pace but few interesting twists & episodes are added here. It was nice to see the inspirations taken from many Hollywood films didn't affect the film from being desi at heart. Here, the performances gets more effective adding fuel to the slow pace. The events that leads to the climax & the entire climax itself is almost effective but the vfx lacks that punch to call it one of a kind or even a landmark. The climax tends to be dragged unnecessarily which hinders it's impact very badly.
Performances - Hrithik Roshan is asusual top-notch. He steals the show as Rohit Mehra. He rocks as Krrish. He's very good as Krishna too but that's more focused on the emotional scenes which if it had more variations then it would've been more impactful to the screenplay. Priyanka Chopra is good but her character didn't demand much. Vivek Oberoi was very inconsistent & the blame should go to the writers who didn't shape up his character well. The better way to put is to say Vivek was under-utilized knowing his acting calibre. Rajpal Yadav was wasted. The Maanvars were again under-utilized, you wish there was more to them than what was shown.
This one actress deserve a special mention. Kangna Ranaut, she was just superb in every scene she featured in. It was a top notch performance to match the level created by Hrithik's performance. Her role has more variations & she blended in perfectly in all of them.
Direction - Rakesh Roshan is old school. He was totally influenced by the 80's films, the bad thing was that him being inspired both Western films & Indian films of the 80's. His direction is same as that in Krrish but atleast it was somewhat effective compared to Krrish 3 despite being an average film.
VFX - It was good & bad. The good because few episodes were indeed very well crafted but most of the time it just didn't give the feeling of anything close to be called a landmark. Atleast they should've concentrated more on the glass crystals while breaking all those glasses of several buildings. Too bad that we've seen too much of Hollywood's superheroes flicks that these small things seems unacceptable.
Music - Good that it had only 3 songs in the film & the title track being played in the background during end credits. None of the songs are memorable. Raghupati Rajav, though easily forgettable has Hrithik & his dance moves as the sole saviour of it. God, Allah aur Bhagwan was used just to add a song straight after the interval. Since, the song follows an interesting fight sequence, there's not much to complain. The duet featuring Hrithik & Kangna was simply outstanding, can't say the same about the song. Rajesh Roshan is not in his form.
Special mention of audience response -
> The family which was sitting next to me, they called up their friends right after the show & told them to cancel the tickets. The person who seemed 40+ didn't stop bashing the film on the phone but I moved on.
> The kids in the back row were forcing their parents to leave right in between the climax.
> The crowd did cheer when Krrish arrives on the screen. Not everytime but in the key scenes the impact was there.
> The crowd cheered when the kid asks Kaal " Kyun Kaal? Phat gayee".
I'm sharing this just to show that film didn't go down well with the adults & even the kids seemed to get bored too. And as far as my rating goes, I believe I belong to the people aged between 20-30 & my adult self was disappointed by this film & the kid inside me wasn't excited by Krrish 3. They needed "dimagwala filter" to save Krrish in the film, wish they had used it to save the film's screenplay too.
My rating for the film would be 2/5.
There goes another superhero film from India which ends up being just another "attempt".