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It might sound like I'm joking, but I am really looking forward to see the special effects in Krrish 3. The trailer indicates that they are done pretty well. Even if they have been copied from all over the place, as long as they are done well. And of course, they are credited. Yeah, I can be demanding that way.
What I am not looking forward to though is Hrithik Roshan's hamming as the disabled old man. It is one of those things that annoy you with their 10-second appearance in the trailer itself. Other thing of course, is the story. I am really hoping that there is at least as much effort spent on the writing as has been spent on making the film look great.
On the other hand, I am looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut. It does look like they might have a better role here than women had in the earlier films. But, that could just be wishful thinking.
Yet, there is hope in the VFX department, unless of course, they've exhibited all the goods in the promo itself. Either way, it is going to be the biggest film this year, a Happy Diwali indeed.
Apun Ka Choice - "2/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"
glamsham - "3/5"
IBN Live, IANS - "2/5"
koimoi - "1/5"
Milliblog - "Krrish 3 is the soundtrack equivalent of LOL!"
Music Aloud - "3/10"
indian express - "It's super zero"
rediff - "2.5/5"
- meeta, a part of the audience
Superhero vs. End-of-the-worlder - there are only so many ways this theme can go. Krrish 3 goes exactly that way - predictable down to the last scene and detail. Even so, well-written superhero films have something about the hero's dilemma or the situations he has to go through, to keep you interested. Krrish 3 shows potential with such situations a couple of times, but then they fizzle away. Krrish 3 just fizzles away.
Actually, the film is somewhat of a surprise from what you expect. I didn't expect there to be much of a story - expectations set by Krrish. But, even though they aren't remotely logical, a few things that are cute. Just that the thought was put into it when it wasn't expected - reaches out to you. For example, the manner in which our end-of-the-worlder, Kaal (Viveik Oberoi) gets his army together. Also, as laughable as Rohit's (Hrithik Roshan) pet project is, the concept itself is used adorably.
On the other hand, I expected the VFX to keep me glued but they turn out to be shoddy for way too many parts. The special effects in the first 20 minutes or so shocked me. The inside of an aircraft's cockpit reminded me of how drives in a car were shot in the 50s! When Krrish (Hrithik Roshan) flies, it's just that the fastening cord that holds Hrithik Roshan has been edited out, else you can pretty much tell it's there. However, there are a few special effects that work too.
Despite a thousand and one inspirations Krrish 3's VFX are rather disappointing. There is only so much you can blame on the low budget. At the very least, they shouldn't have attempted the effects and action sequences that they couldn't do well. Mediocrity in this area from an action film of this stature is not acceptable.
One of the other main things any action film relies on heavily is dialogue. And Krrish 3 has absolutely nothing going for itself in this department. "Fusion is the Future," really? It's almost as if it were written for reviewers to fill a paragraph with. Then, you have Krrish sending across public service announcements and blatantly advertising way too many brands. Neither of them - be it noble or money-minded - have a place in a film. They instantly, bring you back to the real world, which is very jerky considering the fantasy world Krrish lives in.
For a few minutes, I was impressed, even if with a fair share of amusement, with the Krishna vs. Kaal metaphor going on in the film. And then of course, they had to spoon-feed it and make you wonder if the villain was named Kaal just so that, a supposedly cool line could be said by Kaal. Oh well.
That besides a child gets an absolutely unacceptable line.
Interestingly enough, I didn't mind the performances at all. It could have to do with my mental preparation for an onslaught of hamming. But the 2.5 hours passed by with very few cringes, at least owing to the acting. Hrithik Roshan's transition from Rohit (dad) to Krishna (son) to Krrish (superhero) makes you admire him. It must not be easy to modulate your voice and keep it consistent the way he does for Rohit. Now, if only he didn't flare his nostrils as a sign of anger and/or disappointment and/or fear.
Priyanka Chopra has very little to do, but there is this one glimpse and it stays for half a fraction of a second, which makes you wish she had been given more to do in that zone. Viveik Oberoi does do a decent job of instilling fear as the mean villain - for about two minutes. After that you just lament for what the character could have been. I guess you cannot fault the actor for that. But that gives him precious little to do. Kangna Ranaut's character, Kaaya too suffers from the same shortcoming in the writing department. Else, she could've been a really interesting character and Kangna was doing a fair job with it too.
But then, if the makers had spent more time on the characters, they wouldn't have had the time to find abrupt places for songs to be inserted now, would they? That besides, the music, lyrics and worst of all the choreography (except for a few steps by Hrithik Roshan) take you straight back to the 90s. Now, where is the need for that?
So, given what I liked in the film, would I watch it again? Not a chance! Do I regret watching it once? I don't regret watching any film once (well, almost - exceptions here and here). Would I mind it if my kids watched it? Not really, only once, though.
If you are a Hrithik Roshan fan - Happy Diwali! For the rest of us, don't watch it and have a Happy Diwali any way! :D
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, KRRISH-3 has the ingredients that make a splendid superhero film, besides being Rakesh Roshan's most accomplished work so far... full review
Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Does Krrish 3 justify the hype and anticipation? Yes. Does it have any flaws? Yes, but they are very minor flaws and can be easily overlooked because of the high dose of entertainment it offers in regular intervals... full review
Thumbs up, by Subhash K. Jha, Star Blockbuster : ... At last we have India’s first truly global super-hero film. Hrithik Roshan slices through the sky skillfully weaving through the emotions and drama and adventure to create a complete entertainer ... full review
Thumbs up, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...The songs are slightly disappointing and background score (Salim-Sulaiman) is good, but unable to amp up the magnitude of the film.... full review
So-So, by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice : ...This is not the path-breaking film it could have been but worth a watch for its technical finesse. If nothing else, you will surely come back mesmerised by Ms. Ranaut’s shimmering charms... full review
So-So, by Prathamesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life : ...Krrish 3 is a sincere attempt to raise the bar of superhero movies in India, but it has eventually turned out to be an indulgent affair that can keep kids (and Hrithik Roshan’s ardent fans) entertained over the long Diwali weekend.... full review
So-So, by Suprateek Chatterjee, FirstPost : ...Rakesh Roshan owes the success off the Krrish series to kids like her and to be fair, he hasn’t taken the fan following enjoyed by his son Hrithik and the franchise lightly ... full review
So-So, by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com : ...The attempt to create an Indian superhero is absolutely laudable, but Rakesh Roshan packs enough gore and cleavage to make the movie unsuitable for children.... full review
So-So, by Faheem Ruhani , india today : ...Krrish 3 may not be a sci-fi flick of Hollywood standards yet it has enough to offer for it to be a one-time watch with your kids. It has a superhero with enough Bollywood trappings if that's how we'd like him to be. ... full review
So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...Though the special effects are good enough and Krrish 3 has a real ‘desi’ flavour, for those who have seen Hollywood superhero flicks, Krrish 3 might not seem so impressive.f... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ... Well this movie might not be a great entertainer but will be a great treat for all the kids over this festive season and is much better than many of recent so called masala blockbuster entertainers like 'Chennai Express', 'Ra.One', 'Bodyguard', 'Son Of Sardar' & many more.... full review
So-So, by Aparna Mudi, Zee News : ...Want to watch Krrish? Go ahead if you love Bollywood in all its corny finery. If you are a comic book buff and have watched all that Hollywood has had to offer, you may like to steer clear.... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Besides, who’s going to sit seriously through a climactic showdown where superhero and supervillain clash in front of a Bollywood Hungama banner?... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...KRRISH 3 is certainly not a thorough entertainer at all as projected. It begins well but then has nothing significant to offer in terms of thrill, emotions or enjoyable moments right till the climax, unexpectedly. Also, I couldn’t find the good old entertaining, visionary director Rakesh Roshan, anywhere in the film to say the least.... full review
Thumbs down, by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini : ...For a movie that endorses EVERYTHING under the sun it does a pretty bad job supporting assisted birth technologies and bone marrow donation... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee , Film Impressions : ...Mention must be made of the humungous Krrish statue that the local politician installs as a token of appreciation for his vigilance. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...The film's attempts to be path-breaking in special effects and production design ring hollow especially when towards the end in a clear sign to continue the franchise, Krishna has a son. After all a Bollywood superheroine is not cool, right? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...The lack of novelty is gravely dissatisfactory as the film has absolutely nothing to flaunt except their gusto to try something spirited of this magnitude!... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...n a nutshell, 'Krrish 3' is the kind of film that keeps you entertained and holding your breath because of the sheer absurdity of it all.... full review
zyankhan74662: Krrish 3 super duper hit @iHrithik great fan of yours superb work really loved it <3. @priyankachopra all I can say is I love you :)
zifahnaaz7: Krrish 3 was awesome babyyyyy
vorarohan007: I love your movie Krrish 3
VICKY683: Krrish 3..... awesome
Vicari0: Krrish 3 highly entertaining movie ! Loved it ! @iHrithik @priyankachopra ~ from South Africa !!
Varma5337: krrish 3 mve was simply superb nd my rating is 3.8
Unclesekyasaram: Krrish 3 excellent movie to watch with family great graphics will not atleast spoil ur # Diwali family outing
TitlyChowdhury1: Awsm... Krrish 3 .. it was an outstanding film... ♥
thenamesprasen: with Excellent Cinematography, Exotic VFX, @iHrithik's acting & @vivek_oberoi's antagonism KRRISH 3 is a must watch, watched 2 days ago!!!!
Teja_medico: Krish3 frst haf over...liked it...variation showed by hrithik between the two roles is impressive
TarifKaji: Today watch movie krrish 3.amazing & good entertaing movie.everybody go & watch movie.
TanviAgravat: Aaj krrish-3 dekhi really i like it.... Movie super duper hit he....
Talhaaffan: Krrish 3 movie is awsome movie
sushanttinku: watched krrish#3 .......great movie..!!!!!!
srkspartans: gud for bollywood..happy if krrish 3 break it @beingbebomahi
Smish2020: Krrish 3 is awesome. Don't bother too much with searching for themes of Star Wars, ET etc. Relax and enjoy.
singh_osahan: Awsome movie Krrish 3
ShubhamBaluni1: See Krrish 3 Movie with New technology
ShouvikSunny: See krish3...what an amazing film by Rakesh sir...gd work by Hritik,priyanka,kangana and vivek sir....i like it...
shabinpk: Jst watched Krrish 3 :-) mind blowing movie..go n enjoy the movie guyz :D
shabbeer24: I was see in krish3 cinema so exiting in this film new graphics in the movie & last 15munits is highlight in movie
sauravd400: Till now watched 4 shows off krrish 3...:-)....... In jzt 2 days..... This is power of hrithik..... 3:-)
sa_sagar07: Went to watch Krish3 Liked it!!!!!
ruvni: watched krish3 ,,simply awesome..hrithik and kangna stole the show 4 me...keep it up guys
rsinha146: Before Rohit ing,i saw krish 3,ya it is vry good attemp of make way 4 new age cinema #enjoyed #krish3 except music
rockygayakwad: Krrish 3 the movie was awsome wonderfull excellant...
rk7939392: sir your krrish 3 is awesome i had seen in hall and your body fitness is also awesome
RAWNUCK2oi3EATS: Watched Krrish 3 @snehaullalheart sweet film.. Besides Dialogues film was gud :-)
RamBhargavaRam: Hi just now I watched krish3 ammagina creativity
PriyankJoshi99: Krrish 3 at Rajmandir. Lots of enjoyment.
PrincetonMirza: Krrish 3 @iHrithik @vivek_oberoi & Kangana Ranaut ..Take A Bow..What A Film.. Watch It If You Havent Already
pratiwirani10: Krrish 3 aaaaaaaaa ><
nithin_bhadran: Krrish 3...average first half..awesome second half..Enjoyed!!! :D My rating :- 4 out of 5 :)
NehaDaga1: Yay!! RT @Vicari0: Krrish 3 highly entertaining movie ! Loved it ! @iHrithik @priyankachopra ~ from South Africa !!"
NabilahNaab: Krrish 3 was awesomeeeeeee ! <3 #cinema #night
mohitbehall: Awsome movie krrish 3 enjoy wid frnds
mk_maddy: wAtched #kRriSh 3.. aWsum moVie... njOyeD a lOt.. :D ..
mitcce: Was at cinema watchd 'KRRISH 3' was good film :)
mefahad: After Akshay Kumar #Boss...Now Hrithik roshan #Krish3 will be a Block Buster ----------> Flop ...#TeamWaar ♥
mdnafi31: I have seen the movie Krish3.Its awesome.
MastSaurabh: hmm watched Krrish 3 today,.. was amazing action wid gud storyline too... gud job
manishkumar2707: krrish 3.. incredible movie
MajIrshad: Krrish -3 .... is the Rock Movie I have watched it Today
MaFaizan5: Hai rithik sir your krrish 3 film is super hit
loverboysairam: Hi frnd after long time...I went today krish3 movie I enjoyed aa lot mvi was superb....
KushangD: Krish3... #amazed :o (y)
kisus1: Watched Krish3 in the morning and Aarambam in the evening.Good movies to watch
KharanshuG: thanks rakesh for giving us krrish 3
KeshavNyati1: #Krish3 awesome special effects , lovely film ..... :)
KamalDarwan: i like krrish 3 movie
Jivan_Pandher: Krrish 3 was a good movie
jagannathmama: krish3 is the best film ever in bolyywood, i think this is cross every record in bolywod,
itsme_bsr: Awesome movie @krish3
ISPaul1: Hello Hritik Roshan ,I watch ur movie Krrish 3......Incredible.......I.S.Paul
iNishantSoni: Krrish 3, amazing...
iKaushiki: awesome movie bro..hats off to u nd d whole team of Krrish-3...lots of love nd respect! ! @iHrithik
Iamssha97: I just watched Krrish 3 it's good movie something mistake but overall good watch and I really enjoy it
IamKFIN: Krrish 3 is Much better than Krish. Respect for #RakeshRoshan #Hrithik. But one question I have in my mind When... https://www.facebook.com/kfinissan/posts/10202639320567705
I_Am_Pulkit: 10000 Times Better Than RA. ONE KRRISH 3
Hkh07Honufa: Watched krrish 3 yesterday, an it jus woz gr8 luved da movie,,, so go an watch it guy'z... :)
giridharv77: Just watched "Krrish 3". Kids will only enjoy this Sci-Fi Action movie... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=405649036230022&l=981e64bbc0
garimajain65: awesum movie krrish 3 really so enjoy today wid my bro nd siso...<3 <3
feelVijay: watched #krrish 3 a nice sci-fi film for INDIA.
fawwazferuz: krrish 3 is good man
Fake_Bitch_: WATCHED #Krish3 WHAT A GOOD MOVIE IT WAS. :D <3 @priyankachopra @iHrithik @vivek_oberoi @kangna_ranaut
engineerbyheart: Krrish 2 >> Krrish 3
emmanuvalrko: Krrish 3 kandu superbbbb :(
eddysapata: it was a awesome movie alyhough gaane ghatida tha. bt da end of a day it was good. #krish3
DeepSroa: Krrish 3 was awful.
choudhari41: Krish3 was fantastic movie all of u must watch
CanYouNotSaras: Omf i watched Krrish 3; it was really amazing so much scifi yay my favourite.
brawinsheeja: Osm movie Krrish 3 .... juz nw watched.... ♡♥♡ :-):-)
BeingShashank: Watched Krrish 3, Liked it,Thousand times better than Ra1...Hrithik roshan superb,direction awesome,Emotional connection worked for me
artistsalah007: awesome match :) awesome movie krrish 3. love it <3 <3 P <3
Arshsoni: Krrish 3 Was Such An Amazing Movie!! So impressed!
arjunnagar13: Nice move krish3
areef1310: krrish 3 proved to be another great sequel..
Areeb67: Krrish 3 - What a movie! #Amazing
ankushrraj: watchd krrish 3.... a fantastic team work.....new level of indian cinema....
anillove2010: Amaging.. amazing....amaging Krrish 3
AnamayaAd: Watchd krrish 3. Awesome movie by my favourite hero Hritik!! Oll d bst :)
ALBETCAPITAL: krrish 3 : osum movie....
AKabilen: Krrish 3 was awesome.
ajitmaurya707: Krrish 3...........must watch movie........first time Vivek Oberoi....in gud acting form.....no need to say about Hrithik Roshan..
Ajayhuntik: Hi frnds just came from KRRISh 3...quite amazing effects...must watch...
ajay_dream: I watched the movie and i really loved n enjoyed wht a sci fi by rakes roshan's krrish 3 with the strengthful play of hritik.wow wow wow.
AdamAikhena: Guys go watch Krrish 3
abhikroshan: Happy Diwali To All Hrithik Roshan Fan ..Watch Krrish 3 And Make Colourful Your Diwali.
AAPPankaj: Kudos to Roshans for making Krish3. Pure Indian tech and special effects used in the movie Pls don't compare, rather be proud!@ashishthebob
943RadioOne: Krrish 3 'super' movie! well done @iHrithik and dad!
_jasleengumber: Krrish 3 is a must
skbohra123: Krrish 3 was a good effort, good story and acting, music was really big let down.
RVS_TV: watched both #krish3 nd #palnadu... both r one time watchable movies.....
pb_tfi_fan: Watched Krish3, OK Movie, Lot Better than Ra-One
KamathGurudutt: KRRISH 3 -- Good attempt, but is average on the whole. I think Kangana got a role of a life time and she has done it extremely well.
Itskamesh: Done with #Krish3 ..clean super hero stuff! Hritik is fabulous, more as a father! Vivek did not have much to do! Over all one time watch!
iAnkurMishra: Average watch #Krish3 Yet I can watch it a gain. ;) But please India not UPA3 . #vote4aapindelhi
HonestRevieww: #Krish3 High budget movie...superb action pack ...kids will love it...but it fails in certain logic area our review : 3/5 ***
aqeelh: Krrish 3 wasn't bad :)
who_is_viraj: Krrish 3's script is just as amazing as Diwali crackers are to the eardrums.
varunrajkumar: Give yourselves a Diwali gift - don't watch Krish3 ! #krrish3 #crap #headache #nightmare
ValentineVj: Krrish 3 An attempt to raise the superhero boom in India , but fails miserably .. Not blaming for the rip off of... https://www.facebook.com/vj2vijeesh/posts/619348884774950
Trollacharya: Okay @priyankachopra did you fall on your fucking head? Krrish 3 was bigger disaster than if there was a holocaust on the Titanic.
shardul0913: 2 min silence for those who watched krrish 3 first day first show...
sanyal_shamik: #Krish3 bakwas VFX.. :(
SAgarwal07: Race 2 & Krrish 3 have disappointed the most so far among sequels.
RaviVeeraghanta: The product placements in Krrish 3 must have broken some record. A shame I had to pay money to see it.
rahooljohnson: 10 mins into krrish 3 and I can see why there is so much hate for the movie. :( #krrish3
livinglord: Krrish 3 had done so much bad to mutants. Xmen should attack Krish and destroy him.
its_Jannat: Krrish 3 was a sick movie though :')
imazamsharieff: Krish3 was bit boring.....
hammad7ftw: Happy Diwali to all those celebrating! Enjoy to the fullest and don't waste your money on Krrish 3 - it's a children's movie
GuttuG: Bakwaas movie hai yeh Krrish 3. Paise bachao dosto. Mat jao isse dekhane.
edhayc: :D. @arvindsaraswat: Best part about #Krish3 - Popcorn."
dilipsingh34: 2 mins silence for those . . . . . . . Who missed today's Match for krrish 3 ;) :P
CrazyDeewana: Conclusion: Diwali releases are mostly nothing but a big bunkum which only spoils the festive mood and Krrish 3 is not an exception.
ahanda205: Krrish 3 is Poor Man's X-Men
agnihotrikedu: Krrish 3 doesn't meet with expectations.... Unnecessary emotional drama..... Poor action sequences....
abhinandan57: another name for krish3 is shit 3
aalaap: Krrish 3. Rrubisshh.
Not Interested in Watching, by Harpreet Singh : Bakwas VFX
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Not Interested in Watching, by What Men Secretly Want
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Want to Watch, by Rachit Gupta : Havent seen it! But do intend to see it
Want to Watch, by TimELiebe : Are you Surprised, Meetu? I loved KRRISH, so of course I want to see this!
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Adam
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anuj
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anuj
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Fan : Sincere attempt at sci-fi Indian film
Yay! Thumbs Up, by guddu : krissh 3
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Kristen
Yay! Thumbs Up, by OHKS : Vordorf
So-So, by Anup
So-So, by ehinome okojie : Fair attempt at using western concept but there is a lack of depth in scientific knowledge.
So-So, by kebhari
So-So, by sap software price list : Davos Dorf
So-So, by Tulai Paul : The Rakesh Roshan – Hrithik Roshan combination in Hindi cinema rose to superstardom
So-So, by YouthTimes : Krrish 3 is Ambitious and dazzling, but lacks originality!
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