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‘Krrish 3,’ An Indian Superhero Film, Has Insane VFX Scenes

A little late to the party here, but Krrish 3 is a 2013 Bollywood film with batshit insane vfx scenes.

It’s loads of fun to see a superhero film that embraces its cartooniness and uses vfx to do silly, unbelievable things, like having a superhero make a u-turn underground while in the midst of battle or a villain attack with a comically long tongue. While from a technical standpoint, the vfx in Krrish 3 may not reach up to Hollywood standards, from a creative standpoint, it’s pure win.

The film is also notable for being among the first vfx-heavy Indian films produced entirely in India. “Krrish 3 is our first homegrown high-budget vfx superhero film and there is absolutely zero involvement of the foreign technicians,” said Hrithik Roshan, the star of the film. (His father, Rakesh Roshan, directed the film.) “Though we always had pool of talent, what was lacking was a right opportunity given to them to prove their caliber. Somebody who could show faith in them that they can do it.”

The film’s vfx were led by Mumbai-based RedChillies VFX at a cost of $3.9 million. Other Indian studios like Pixion also contributed. There’s a Krrish 4 scheduled for 2018.

Here’s a few highlights:

  • Mr. James

    I have to admit, I sat spellbound watching that first clip with the airplane rescue. Sure it wasn’t as top notch special effects as a Marvel Avengers movie, but you know what it did have? Pacing. I felt the stakes were correct for the situation and since they drew out the “chase” sequence of Krrissh actually getting to the plane, it felt like he was actually working to achieve the goal. In Marvel movies they seem to have taken a lot of the suspense out of the movie. Every Marvel superhero can, and does do their job with very little effort, with the exception of a pained look on their face and mild grunt, like passing a hard stool. This guy was jumping, running, straining to get to that plane and it’s still rocking along, just out of reach. Give me Krrish over Capt America any day.

    • Jeff Haynes

      But then why can he fly in clip 2?

  • Reminiscent of Kung Fu Hustle.

    • bandari

      Marvel is no match to Kung Fu Hustle. KFH is a classic and definatly much better story that Marvels.

  • jawsnnn

    It was a bad movie (I watched it in theatres when it came out) but had some good vfx scenes. I esp. liked the cartoony villains – reminded me of the comics I read as a kid.