Krrish 3 Review

Yesterday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its Mars Orbiter Mission: ‘Mangalyaan’. According to reports, the Mangalyaan project cost Rs. 454 crore. Just to put that figure in perspective, Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3 was made on a budget of over Rs.  100 crore. What a colossal waste of money!! And why the fuck is the film called Krrish 3? Where did Krrish 2 disappear to?

The film is plagued by overacting, screwed up special effects and the most ridiculous script in the world. Krrish 3 is inspired by (read: ‘ripped off from’) pretty much every Hollywood superhero film that you can think of. The villain ‘Kaal’ (played by Vivek Oberoi) goes from Charles Xavier in a wheel chair to Magneto to Iron Man in a really screwed up suit through the course of the movie. When you spend  100 crore on a movie, the least you could do is give your menacing (*snort*) super-villain a decent costume. According to Vivek Oberoi, playing Kaal was the most difficult role of his career, which only goes to show how screwed up his career is. His last film in recent times was the cringe-worthy ‘Grand Masti’. Priyanka Chopra’s acting sucks as usual, so I’m not even going to get started on that. She should have stuck to modelling. If she had, we wouldn’t have had our ears damaged by her mildly auto-tuned voice. But no use crying over spilt milk, is there? Excuse me ma’am, one doubt. Is it even possible to feel ‘exotic’? Are you sure you didn’t mean ‘erotic’? Since when did exotic become a feeling? No wonder my friends say I don’t have any feelings… 

Another thing that I noticed was the shameless product placement in the movie. It feels like one endless advertisement. Rado, Bournvita and what not… The list just goes on and on. Have you no shame, Rakesh Roshan!?!

The songs are terrible. But in a film aimed at kids, I guess it’s okay to have a song that goes “God, Allah aur Bhagwan ne banaya ek insaan” with people dancing around a giant statue of Krrish, as if in some freaky pagan ritual. I honestly don’t know what kids these days like…. But shouldn’t it be a crime to convert a bhajan (Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram) into a seriously messed up dance track? How come no one has taken to the streets to protest about that yet? You’d think someone would have taken up the issue by now. After all, this is India. People take to the streets for the flimsiest reasons. Remember when MNS disrupted screenings of ‘Wake Up Sid!’ because they used ‘Bombay’ instead of ‘Mumbai’ in the film?

Go watch the film. See for yourselves how bad it is. Don’t take my word for it.

And to think that I pestered my mom into taking me to watch Krrish when I was eleven. And that I even dressed up as Krrish for fancy dress at school. DAMN.

EDIT: Just noticed. Krrish 3 has a rating of 7.1 on IMDb. How the fuck?!?

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