Hrithik Roshan’s much-awaited Krrish 3 has opened with mixed reviews, with some reviewers writing off the movie completely describing it as “colossal waste”, some reviewers have been a little more generous, describing the movie as an “entertaining mix of spectacle and human-scale drama“.
However, movie lovers, and especially children, have seemingly ignored all the reviews, if the box office collection of Krrish 3 is any indication.
The third installment in the sci-fi superhero franchise released just before Diwali had very little competition since it was the only movie to open on the Diwali weekend, and it seems that Krrish 3’s box office collection reflects this.
Krrish 3 is one of the technologically advanced films to be produced in India this year, and the Roshans will walk to the bank with smile, as the box office collection has been very encouraging.
According to the producers of the movie, Krrish 3 opened strongly at the box office, collecting Rs 23 crores on its second day of release, and paving the way to be a blockbuster by grossing Rs 72.8 crores over its opening weekend.
Donned in the mask and magnificent in his pose, Hrithik Roshan is poised to make the movie reach the coveted Rs 100 crore mark.
One of Bollywood’s most eagerly anticipated films and this year’s big ticket Diwali release, the latest superhero franchise film ‘Krrish 3’ began with an impressive collection in its first weekend at the global box office.
Krrish 3, the latest instalment in the Hrithik Roshan franchise, which includes â€˜Koi Mil Gayaâ€™ and â€˜Krrish 2â€™, is said to be the highest-grossing release ever for a non-holiday, pre-Diwali Friday.
Krrish 3 seems to be following the footprints of Ra.One, which was Shah Rukh Khan’s expensive attempt at the superhero theme. Just like Krrish 3, Ra.One too was written off by movie reviewers and critics, but was accepted wholeheartedly by fans and did very well at the box office.
The high-tech movie shows Hrithik slicing through the skies and travelling across the seas bringing in a burst of colours and maximised adventure. In fact, the mind-boggling stunts also resulted in a serious injury to the actor who had to take a few months off to recuperate.
Equipped with a spectacular range of special effects, extravagant action sequences and Hrithik Roshan as a superhero, Krrish 3 promised double blast for film buffs this Diwali.
The CGI graphics have set new benchmarks for the Indian vfx industry, making it Bollywoodâ€™s biggest science fiction film to date, say the film’s producers.
Hrithik Roshan is very pleased with the response and tweeted – â€˜Congrats to my team Krrish. Thank you India. How do I give back the love to all of you? Humbly in gratitude.â€™
His co-star Priyanka Chopra too was very excited.â€˜Give with all you have got. Truly. honestly. Completely. And feel the lightness in your soul. Thank you for all your love for Krrish3.”
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh was more upbeat abut the prospects of Krrish 3 when he tweeted â€˜The pre-Diwali period is always considered dull by the industry. But an event film like Krrish 3 can change the mindset.â€™
Hrithik’s close friend and filmmaker Karan Johar was on cloud nine when he describedâ€˜Krrish3 a huge blockbuster. “The vision, hard work and utmost sincerity of the entire team is apparent right through the film.”
He also wrote, “Woke up thinking of Hrithikâ€™s astounding portrayal of Rohit in Krrish3. His performance lingers long after the lights come on.”
Confident that “Krrish 3″ will move up on the success ladder, trade pundit Komal Nahta tweeted: â€˜Rock-steady! That’s the only way to describe ‘Krrish 3’, given that Saturday was last day of dull pre-Diwali. Historic!”
Another film critic, Anupama Chopra, mentioned: â€˜Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan deserves a round of applause for giving us a homegrown superhero. Krrish 3 is ambitious and exciting.â€™
Krrish 3 also stars Bollywood siren Priyanka Chopra as well as budding star Kangana Ranaut as a super slick alien and screen hunk Vivek Oberoi as the archetypal villain seeking revenge against Krrish.
The Krrish 3 Box Office Collection
The total collection on the first two days in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu: Rs 48 Crore
Trade Figure: Rs 34.47 crore in Hindi alone
Overseas total Collections: Rs 9.26 Crore, led by UAE (Rs 2.2. crore) and the UK (Rs 1.6 crore)