The Indian film, `Krrish` is a sequel to the blockbuster `Koi Mil Gaya`. Roshans i.e. the father-son duo combine together yet again in another sci-fi movie where Hrithik Roshan plays as `Krrish`, son of Rohit Played by Hrithik Roshan in the first version `Koi Mil Gaya`. It is considered the first major superhero movie to be produced by Bollywood. The movie is slightly inspired with the Hollywood movie Paycheck. It has been subsequently dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. The film meets more then what was expected, it is a very well directed and the performance of a superhero fits perfectly with Hrithik Roshan. Initially the movie starts of slow with the usual Bollywood hero and heroine love story but then the movie picks up with the introduction of the superhero. The special effects are astounding and cinematography is exceptional. Krrish is a film that breaks all the previous opening day records and becomes a great success all over the country.
Synopsis of the Indian film `Krrish`
Rohit played by Hrithik Roshan and Nisha played by Preity Zinta are married and they have a child, Krishna. Rohit apparently dies in a lab accident in Singapore where Nisha also dies shortly after childbirth at the news of her husband`s death. The child, Krishna, starts growing up under the care of his grandmother Sonia played by Rekha. As he is growing up, he discovers that he has inherited the superpowers that were transferred to his father by the alien Jadoo in the prequel, `Koi... Mil Gaya`. The movie shows how Krishna played by Hrithik Roshan deals with his powers and saves the world from a egoist scientist, Dr. Siddhant Arya played by Naseeruddin Shah.
As the head of a large information company based in Singapore, Dr. Arya had hired Rohit to build an advanced computer that could see the future. He tells Rohit that it will be used to avoid disasters and improve mankind. The brilliant Rohit takes just two years to invent the computer capable of perceiving the significance of events before they occur. When Rohit opens the computer to know about his son`s birth he discovers that Dr. Arya will betray him. Rohit destroys the computer with frustration. Dr. Arya, however, is able to rebuild the computer after 20 years of work.
We discover in the beginning of the film that as a young child, Krishna is extremely intelligent and gifted. As for example, he is able to draw beautiful portraits of his mother, perform Herculean feats of strength, run at tremendous speed, communicate with non-human animals, and think with great clarity. His physical strength and mental intelligence astounds his teachers and other children of his age. He is brought before a committee which realizes his gifts, but his grandmother fears that the greedy may exploit him as they did his father, and so the two move far away into a remote village near some mountains. Krishna spends his childhood there, playing with other children and racing with animals. However, he soon grows frustrated as he sees that all those his age are moving away to the city to greater and grander things and he becomes upset at his grandmother for making him stay in the village. With the growing period he becomes more strong. Now he runs faster than his horse, jumps long distances in a single leap and climbs the mountains like a spider moving through its web. Only few are aware of Krishna`s qualities. These qualities make him special. But they also make him a sort of outcast among normal people.
Once in that village a college group comes and Krishna meets his love interest Priya played by Priyanka Chopra when she visits India from Singapore. During a flight on a parachute-glider, Priya becomes tangled with some tree branches and nearly falls to her death. Krishna, using his exceptional agility and strength, rescues her and restores her to the tourists` camp as well. In order to hide his identity, he instructs the local guide, Bahadur, to spread tales of a ghost. Eventually, Krishna develops a soft spot for Priya and reveals the truth that there is no ghost and Krishna saves Priya.. He is thereafter a friend to the tourist party, until they leave. After going back to Singapore Priya and her friend Honey played by Manini Mishra are threatened with losing their jobs as TV journalists. To regain their boss`s trust in them, they invite Krishna to Singapore, where they request that he demonstrate his powers. Krishna, however, does not break the promise he made to Sonia that he would keep his ability a secret. But because of his this action Priya becomes angry with Krishna.
The hero Krrish take his own face when a circus tent catches fire. In order to rescue those trapped by the flames without revealing his powers, Krishna reverses his jacket so that the lining is outermost, then dons a broken mask that he finds on the ground. He then rescues all the people. When the last one to come out asks who he is, he habitually replies `Krish--` stopping before he can give his full name. The person takes his name as Krrish. Within a period of time, `Krrish` becomes a sensation in the news. Masks like his are sold among children, and the city promises to reward him financially if he should present himself. All the children start acting like him and he becomes a superhero.
During his stay in Singapore, Krishna befriends a local young man called Kris Lee, soon after helping him to complete a martial arts demonstration held to raise money for his wheelchair-bound sister. Kris Lee sees Krrish beats up a group of thugs who have taken Priya`s ring pulling off his mask. Later on Krishna gives him his famous mask so that his friend can gain enough money to help his sister. They show Kris on TV as Krrish, and happen to show Krishna and Priya as well. Vikram Sinha played by Sharat Saxena, who is Dr. Arya`s employee, has been looking for Rohit`s son for a very long time. After seeing Krishna, Vikram follows him. Priya finds a tape that proves Krishna is actually Krrish, and decides to bring it to the public. However, when Krishna comes to know of her intentions, he decides to leave. Till now he thinks that she is in love with him and that is why he comes to Singapore. But when the truth is revealed he becomes shattered. He explains everything to her regarding his gift and need for secrecy. Priya goes to find her boss to get the tape of Krishna back and there, she runs into Vikram Sinha. She manages to catch up with Krishna before he leaves, whereupon Vikram Sinha tells Krishna why he`s trying to find him.
It is revealed that Rohit is still alive and has been in suspended animation for 20 long years. Dr. Arya, his former colleague, is aware that the computer can only have been activated by Rohit`s Heart rate or heartbeat and also retina scan. When he uses the computer, Dr. Arya sees his own death at the hands of Krrish, and therefore postpones killing Rohit in order to eliminate this new threat. Because Kris Lee has been advertised and rewarded as Krrish, Dr. Arya kills him. After Krrish finds his friend dead, he becomes intent on getting revenge against Dr. Arya. He arrives at Dr. Arya`s base, and bursts into the compound after disposing of many guards outside. Priya is eventually imprisoned, but Krrish manages to rescue both Rohit and Priya after a dramatic battle wherein Dr. Arya is fatally impaled to death, exactly as the computer predicted. Dr. Arya`s attempts to prevent his death have led to the prediction coming true, much like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Along with Rohit and Priya, Krishna returns to his village in India where Rohit`s mother Sonia is reunited with her son.
One night, Krishna uses the Om computer developed by his father to contact the alien Jadoo. After seeing the huge popularity of Krrish there is every possibility of another sequel coming very soon from the Roshans.
Cast and Crew of `Krrish`
The star cast of the Indian film `Krrish` includes Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Malini Mishra, Archana Puran Singh, Kiran Juneja, Sharat Saxena, Puneet Issar, Hemant Pandey, Preity Zinta, Bin Xia, and Akash Khurana. The film is produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan, while the dialogues are written by Sanjay Masoom. Lyrics are penned by Ibrahim Ashq, Nasir Faraaz and Vijay Akela. Cinematography is done by Santosh Thundiyil while excellent stunts are done by Tony Ching Siu-Tung of Hong Kong and Sham Kaushal.
Awards for `Krrish`
The movie is a real award winner. The movie got filmfare award in the category of best special effects, best on-screen beauty, best action director, and best background score. The film was also nominated in the category of best villain, best director, best supporting actress, best actor and best film. The actor Hrithik Roshan has got Global Indian Film awards as best actor.