It takes big heart to make a sci-fi film in India as budget of such films has gone over the top with best of the VFX coming to fore. In today's time one just can't compromise on anything as we are fed Hollywood Super hero films every month. But those are made on 1000+ crores. So, its hats off to Rakesh Roshan Sir for trying to make Krrish 3 with a budget of 80-100 crore in pocket (Actual budget is unknown and we have estimated the film cost). He is the pioneer of Indian answer to Sci-Fi and he is a legend in his own right.
But before that let's talk about the Trailer of Krrish 3. Krrish 3 trailer released yesterday was more of an extended teaser trailer and characters and theme is introduced. There are every chance that another theatrical trailer might be unveiled as it is still 3 months to release. Hrithik Roshan is looking outstanding as Krrish and every bit of his looks like a super hero. There is only a glimpse of Priyanka Chopra and there is nothing much to talk about her in trailer. Kangana Ranaut is introduced, but everyone can predict its her animated version in trailer. Vivek Oberoi voice is also heard in the background, but he is not shown in trailer. Story is not much revealed in the trailer, hence can't comment on that much, but going by Rakesh Sir track record it should be superb.
Krrish 3 Trailer mostly revealed the VFX of the film. So, talking straight VFX of Krrish 3 is good and best till date by Bollywood films, but is still far below the International level. Yes, there are some scenes like Hrithik's close up as Krrish which are of international standard and outstanding. But there are lot of scenes such as Kangana Ranaut intro, Man with Long Tongue, Plane flying over Hrithik's Head and the buildings in backyard, which can be easily identified as animated version. Means VFX is inconsistent, in some scenes VFX is on par with Hollywood, but in some scenes it is as low as Cartoons seen in DD 10 years back.
Yes, we know everyone will now talk of budget and how it is possible to make film on Hollywood standard in 100 crore. But we have seen movies in India, but not from Bollywood such as Robot, Magadheera, Viswaroopam, Eega which have a lot VFX work in the film and which looked much realistic and on par with Hollywood. So, if those can do why can't Bollywood.
Ra.One last Bollywood biggie with big VFX work also gone through the same trend which is Krrish 3 is facing now. Ra.One VFX also had few scenes on par with International standard and few scenes looked total cartoon. Also, there is more coincidence as both films VFX is done by Red Chillies VFX studio. Red chillies need to push their envelope more in coming days as they are more films whose VFX work will done by them. There will be lot of scrutiny in coming days from public as they will always compare any Indian Sci-Fi to Hollywood. Public are not used to Budget things, but they are fed Hollywood Sci-Fi every month.
Coming to box office collection after watching the trailer. Krrish 3 is not doubt a 100 crore film even before the film is shot. But with Krrish 3 we are setting benchmark of 200+ crore or even 250 crore nett. After watching the trailer we are not sure whether Krrish 3 can go that far. Only time will tell. On positive side Rakesh Sir has not revealed any storyline, emotions and songs in trailer which are his highlight and definitely buzz will be even more after those promos are released.