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Jun 30, 2006 07:41 PM 3322 Views
(Updated Jun 30, 2006 07:43 PM)

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Its there and its flying, jumping and relentlessly flexing its muscles. Just as Puneet Issar said "Yeh Kya hai". Moi clears the confusion and reveal that truely spirited first ever heavily sponsored, quality (by Indian standards) effects driven, clad with best to decent to ok performances with picturesque cinematography pumped with good to loud backround score and honestly directed Indian Superhero is here. Its named Krissh and it rocks only if certain things can be overlooked.


Lemme blast Priyanka Chopra here. Absolutely casual or should I say non rehearsed performance. She behaves like a school girl at times and then as an immature actor on scenes which would have been cakewalk for others. I mean a scene where Hrithik walks off (Agreed completely with Paulsb) and Priyanka gives away. She has carried it of in a way which is comparable to Amisha Patel's gasping for breath hamming shots in movies like Aap Mujhe Ache Lagne Lage (Pheeww too long). I was wondering why didn't we have Preity Zinta again in it. Such roles suite her to the T and she delivers. Well it wasn't to be and Priyanka was beared virtually jheloed by me.


Well coming on the movie. Starts off excellently with all the hustle bustle and flexing muscle of Krissh i.e. Hrithik. The feel of the character is placed. You can intake that he is flying, he is strong and deserved with all the powers. Hats off to Hrithik for pumping up the physique level for it. But wait a minute..the teenage Hrithik looks bigger then the horse..hmm taken as I said to myself its a Rs.400 million movie not a $400 million :).


The story moves in Manali takes a road ahead and comes back and ahead and then comes back. Am I typing all previous line for increasing words? Well no, the screenplay is timepass entertaining with Songs, Hrithik pranking the gang of girl. Its strictly alrite and you open your arms a bit, relax those folded legs a little and push your b*tts to the a little forward. The symptoms I stated are an indication that movie is going nowhere. Add to that drags like Tara tira Tara Tira song which had no head and toe. Its like a friendship song between the leads affecting not even .0001% of chemistry between leads. Plus Puneet Issar, gosh. Was he taken to remind the viewers about the actors insult to intelligence version of Superman in 1987 where his costume's underwear showed a white tag of size XXL coming out from his waist. Someelse could have spared the sarcasm from me.


Okay I won't get brickbatting them further for Spot the Brand contest like Tide, Bournvita, Siyarams etc etc. But, I would certainly say that Chaand ka daag pehle nazar aata hai hence its like in your face many a times. Watch out for the Rekha's awkward angle of pouring the Tide into the bucket, I mean she was like soaking the whole packet into the bucket full with just 4 clothes..thats a waste.


Then as I relax with the okishness of the movie, it gets better. Rekha unfolds the story about his dad Rohit Mehra and his whereabouts and whys of Krissh. Sit up and take notice shouts the movie and this is where screenplay gets 9/10 if not 10/10 (1 less for doing it a little late). B*tt goes to edge of seat and you see Dr. Arya. I guess Naserrudin would have looked a lot self with white hair, the black dye shouts too much Abhi to mein Jawaan hoo kind of look.


So the first half happens and you might have a semi mixed feelings where in critic gets heavy over popcorn. Recycling my mind I think credit has to be given where its due. Cinematography is brochure worthy, Hrithik's save sequence with Priyanka is done well plus a few comic things that bring about smiles plus the turn up before the climax makes you attentive.


Post Interval and its Super Hero time. Flies, Costume looks cool and fits the overall body well. Hrithik carries if off even good. Dr. Arya's future predictor computer lab are not tacky if not the best. The Dil Na Diya song is paisa vasool for Hrithik's dancing antics but I hate Priyanka Chopra, she's a no show even in the songs.


I guess a glitch here is Hrithik's costume turning into full sleeves from almost sleevless that he wore in Dil Na Diya song coz if you closely follow, that is the costume which he converts into the super herioc attire. The Mask gets 10/10 for its authenticity, looks sleek. Plus the climax is executed well till the fights but is superficial with Hrithik saving both Priyanka and his dad. There's a whole lot Spiderman angle to it. Krissh saving the kid from Fire plus the climax wherein he saves both. Well crises can of similar types for super heroes (laughs)


Fights and stunts are good but a bit matrixed. Funny was the Hrithik bike sequence wherein he bowling alleys the other goons with this bike...haha. Papa Hrithik ala Rohit Mehra's make up is a high point and his acting even elevates the show further. He's an actor no doubt.


Nasseruddin has been given less scope as expected but he delivers and has suitability of a comic book, super hero movie villain that kids would ofcourse hate :). Rekha is alrite to be honest with her normal age old arrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeey and streching the wordings antics and I am old buy my lip gloss isnt style.


Papa Roshan deserves 10/10 for effort, 8/10 for concieving but 7/10 for execution. He could have made a better casting for the lead female plus the plot could have had more then a popcorn feel to it. Screenplay is done by barrage of writers from Sachin Bhoumick, Honey Irani, Roshan sr. himself plus 2 others. I guess thats where the movie lost it else its ok to good.


Hrithik Roshan shines like a pole star and delivers big time. Watch his expressions of agressions while carrying of the air, earth and water chase sequence. INTENSE. Watch him explode emotionally on her grandma. It's his show and he certainly becomes a show stopper.


Direction from Roshan sr. deserves applause for the effort and the thinking of brining some thing fantasized for the Indian audience done with comedies and romances. Music is plain average with Pyar Ki Kahani and Dil na Diya being decent, chacha Roshan needs some more music sense.


All in all we can atleast proudly say that we are in the right stream. Effort has been made and it works despite flaws. Takes a step to complete a marathon. You have seen underwear over pants, rubberized spider webs but its time for desi and actually carried of stunts. Rs.400 million well spent and I surely find us Indians worthy delivering even better if given $400 million.


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