So, I actually watched this sequel before I'd watched the original Krrish movie, but I guess that's a good thing cause it turns out the original was even better than this. I'm not here to review the original though (well, in a moment I will), just this one, and it was: great.
I actually did a search recently for 'Indian Superman' and it turns out there is a movie with that exact name, from way back in 1979. Haven't been able to get my hands on that one, but it looks like it is far from the only Indian superhero movie, as this one shows. I'm not sure if this one's inspired by Batman or Superman, considering Krissh (the superhro in this story) looks a bit like the first, but acts more like the latter. Similarly to the latter, it's also the story of two brothers, and Krissh's wife is a journalist, and eventually he attains some pretty awesome flying powers that let him soar through the air just by extending one fist. More like Superman I guess. :)
That's where the similarities end though, it's a story with much more love and emotion involved than the American version/original, and along with that there's a deadly virus, a mad scientist soon-to-be nemesis with a small army of mutants (some X-men influence all of a sudden), who's handicapped, sits in a wheel chair but can control objects through telekenisis. Eventually he builds himself a suit of metal scraps that he shreds off walls with his mind... but that's where the similarities end!
Compared to the first movie, this one is much more fast-paced, features much more special effects, has much more action, and has... well it has much more of everything except maybe personality. The introductory flashback into what's happened in the past almost made me stop watching, it was a mess, a mesh of aliens and fathers and sons and accidents and deaths and wh-wh-wait what am I watching again? First Bollywood science-fiction movie I see btw, wonder if this is the norm.
But after that, it cools down.
And speaking of cool, Krrish is by far the coolest superhero out of the ones I've seen so far, that's one thing Indians know how to manage! The final battle, despite all the special effects, is incredibly well-done too, though I'm glad I watched this first because the first is definitely my favorite of the two, though there's no denying this is a worthy sequel.
Fun trivia: this is both the 2nd and 3rd movie in the series. For some reason it changed titles. It's really the second movie, though. Well actually Krrish was the second movie, and Koi… Mil Gaya was the first. So Krrish was the second, but Krrish 3 was the 2nd Krrish. Guess I'll have to watch the first one next... but first, a review on the second one, the prequel to this.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle