The verdict is out.
Krrish 3 has got almost a 100 percent opening across India.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra gives full marks to Krrish 3 for the special effects. “I am stunned that such special effects are possible in a Hindi film. These special effects are all the more commendable as they are done in India by Indian technicians at one-tenth the budget of a Hollywod super-hero film," he says.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh adds, “What sets Krrish 3 apart is the marriage of Indian emotions with special effects. The film combines the age-old thought of Good vanquishing Evil using modern VFX techniques that are world-class.There is a strong storyline and the grip that Rakesh Roshan maintains over the narration is superb. Finally, it is the homegrown super-hero who wins your heart again.”
Taran says every parent and child is moved by the father-son bonding, both characters played by Hrithik Roshan.
"The emotions are the USP here. The father-son bond and what happens when the arch-villain Kaal wreaks havoc in their lives, are the plot’s mainstay," he says.
Adds trade analyst Atul Mohan, "This is just the beginning for SFX-driven cinema in Bollywood. Hats off to Rakesh Roshan for trusting Indian technicians to do the special effects. Who else would have dared to try such ambitious visuals without Hollywood’s help? We will grow further from here.”
Chandan Arora, who edited Krrish 3, feels we still have a long way to go. “We are still not at par with our Hollywood counterparts. American superhero films have the advantage of many years of experience and also the advantage of an educated audience."
Producer-director Rakesh Roshan is pleased with the response so far. “We were very sure that we had to have special effects at par with the Hollywood superhero films. But how to do it, when our entire budget for all the action sequences was what the Hollywood super-hero films spend on one action sequencre? We were determined not to compromise on the quality of the action scenes. Instead we decided to cut down on the number of action scenes to remain within budget. I think we’ve achieved a quality of action and special effects that are comparable with world cinema.”