By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: Now that Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan’s super-hero film is a super-hit, the onslaught of the new Hollywood super-hero film Thor: The Dark Side could make a dent in Krrish3’s roaring collection. Thor: The Dark Side is the sequel to the 2011’s successful Thor.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh feels the collections in the larger cities could show a decline. “In the metros, yes, there might be a tough fight in the coming week between Krrish 3 and Thor 2. But overall Krrish 3 will dominate the box office. It has caught on big-time with desi audiences. Its business is unstoppable. Krrish 3 is re-writing boxoffice records.”
Komal Nahata feels Krrish 3 is unstoppable. “Thor 2 wouldn’t make even 1 percent difference to the Krissh 3 collections. Krrish 3 is an established blockbuster now. A Hollywood film cannot affect its fortunes.”
Film critic Karan Anshuman feels Thor 2 is not much competition for Krrish 3. “The audiences for the two films are disparate. Thor 2 has a far more niche appeal as compared with Krrish 3.”
Says Rakesh Roshan, “We did Rs 35.91 crore on Monday. The total collection in 4 days is 108.61 crore on 4,450 screens. Overseas, in just 3 days Krrish 3 has collected 4 million US dollars (Rs 24.50 crores). I don’t think we have any reason to worry.”
However critic Raja Sen is scathingly critical of the desi super-hero and hopes Thor 2 would thaw the mediocrity. “I don’t know if Thor 2 can dent Krrish 3’s run. But it SHOULD!! Indian kids deserve a real super-hero. Or at the very least a hero who comes to the theatres with a script and a story.”
Raja is specially critical of the brand endorsements in Krrish 3. “Marvel and Disney are the kings of blatant merchandising. But even they wouldn’t dare spend 20 minutes of a film selling a bloody bracelet. It’s shameless.”