Krrish 3 Ambitious and dazzling, but lacks originality! It has its share of highs in the form of the emotional connect that you have with the protagonists of “Koi Mil Gaya” and “Krrish” and some brilliant CGI, that’s never tacky. But its content is juvenile and thrills, flimsy. Nevertheless, with a relatively engaging screenplay, it will appeal to the masses at large. The story proceeds from where they left it in “Krrish”. After defeating the villainous Dr. Siddhant Arya, and bringing his father Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) back from the dead, Krrish (Hrithik Roshan) continued fighting against evil and saving innocent lives. Now Krishna is living a happily married life with Priya (Priyanka), while Rohit is using his scientific brilliance to benefit society. Unknown to them, a dark force is growing in another part of the world. Kaal (Vivek Oberoi), an evil genius, is selfishly misusing his powers to spread fear, death and destruction. And he is being assisted by an army of very dangerous beings, which he has created himself. Krrish and Rohit have to somehow find the power within to face this unbeatable foe. The film starts off with a nostalgic narration by Amitabh Bacchan, refreshing our memory with what happened in this ten year old franchise till date. You can’t help but feel connected all over again with Rohit of “Koi Mil Gaya”, when you’re taken through the glimpses of it. But then starts the introduction of a new villain ‘Kaal’, whose character is technically absurd and scientifically unconvincing. He has the power of Magnetto, but the only parts that can move in his body are his face and his two right hand fingers. In fact, despite the lack of substance, you love the whole screen setup with Rohit, Krrish and Priya. Rohit eats bournvita while working on his scientific researches; Krrish is at the right place and at just the right time whenever someone needs him; and Priya, a journalist, has settled down very well in this super-family. But whenever the scene shifts to the territory of Kaal and his moves, the intensity dips low and sometimes even boredom takes over. It’s true that the film as a whole has very little content to support it, but the power of this franchise looms large and dictates your emotions. Now, coming to the biggest problem that I have with this film – Plagiarism. You have a bit of Iron-Man, Batman, Superman, X-Men and sometimes a bit of all the Avengers put together. This is a turn-off for a majority of the informed audience, which is exposed to the cinema in the west. The lack of originality stoops the bar of the film low. In fact, the strength of this film is, as I pointed out earlier is the emotional connect of its protagonists with the Indian audience. Rakesh Roshan should have cashed on that power (like he did in Koi Mil Gaya), instead of blatantly copying aspects from Hollywood Superhero movies. Then there are scenes that have no screen value, except for garnering whistles, claps and feigned sensitive pinches. The music, including the background score is average. What stands out is the film’s VFX work. The CGI, although apparent, is never tastelessly showy, and makes a superb impact. You never feel wanting for more as far as the visual graphics are concerned. In fact, the film dazzles you right from the start and keeps you glued with its visual creations all through. It sure sets the bar for VFX in India. How I wish, the content was equally competent. The performances, except for Hrithik Roshan’s, hardly need a mention. Hrithik is the soul of this franchise and he infuses life in this otherwise soulless venture. He seamlessly portrays two characters (Rohit and Krishna) in the same space, only exposing his talent super-power in every which way. He looks like a Greek God, dances like a dream, and he acts like a top-notch artist. There are hoots and whistles, everytime he shows off his perfectly sculpted bare torso. His moves as a superhero are equally riveting. As Rohit, he’s just magnetic. He creates a connect that’s hard to have with any other Indian film character. All others play there parts well, although there’s nothing special that you can talk of. In all, “KRRISH 3” is a film that will attract kids and audience that isn’t exposed to the cinema in the west. For the rest, it falls way short of expectations.An average pastime!