Krrish (film series)

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Krrish series
KrrishKoiMilGayaDVDboxset.jpg
International Sternenbox Cover (2 films)
Directed by Rakesh Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Written by Javed Siddiqui
(dialogue)
(Koi... Mil Gaya)
Sanjay Masoomi
(dialogue)
(Krrish, Krrish 3)
Screenplay by Rakesh Roshan
Honey Irani
Robin Bhatt
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Sachin Bhowmick
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish)
Akash Khurana
(Krrish)
Story by Rakesh Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Starring Hrithik Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Priyanka Chopra
(Krrish, Krrish 3)
Rekha
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish)
Priety Zinta
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish)
Vivek Oberoi
(Krrish 3)
Kangna Ranaut
(Krrish 3)
Music by Songs:
Rajesh Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Background score:
Rajesh Roshan
(Koi... Mil Gaya)
Salim-Sulaiman
(Krrish, Krrish 3)
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Ravi K. Chandran
(Koi... Mil Gaya)
Santosh Thundiyil
(Krrish)
Tirru
(Krrish 3)
Edited by Sanjay Verma
(Koi... Mil Gaya)
Amitabh Shukla
(Krrish)
Chandan Arora
(Krrish 3)
Production
  company
Filmkraft Productions
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Distributed by Filmkraft Productions
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3)
Yash Raj Films
(Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish)
Release date(s) Koi... Mil Gaya: 8 August 2003 (2003-08-08)
Krrish: 23 June 2006 (2006-06-23)
Krrish 3: 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget (3 films)
INR1.9 billion (US$32 million)
Box office (3 films)
INR5 billion (US$84 million)

Krrish is a series of Indian science fiction superhero films directed, produced, and written by Rakesh Roshan. It is considered Indian cinema's first such film series.[1] All three films starred Rakesh's son Hrithik Roshan, and were scored by his brother Rajesh Roshan. The films are centered around a handicapped boy who has an encounter with an extraterrestrial being, and later, the boy's son who grows up to be a reluctant superhero. The first two films were blockbusters in the Indian market, and hits in the overseas markets.[1] The third film was released on 1 November 2013 and was declared a blockbuster shattering many box office records grossing over INR3 billion (US$50 million) at the box office. In 2013, an animated television series based on this Krrish film series, and named Kid Krrish, aired on Cartoon Network India. It also spawned a spin-off animation-cum-live-action series titled J Bole Toh Jadoo that aired on Nickelodeon (India).[2] Krrish 3 was the first Indian film to launch its own official Facebook Emoticons as part of promotion.[3]

Overview[edit]

The series covers the story of three generations of the Mehra family. It first begins with Dr. Sanjay Mehra (Rakesh Roshan) and his wife Sonia (Rekha) who are part of a car-crash. Dr Mehra is killed while Sonia, who is pregnant, survives with injuries. This results in their son, Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan) to be born developmentally disabled. After receiving supernatural abilities from an alien he befriends, Rohit marries his best friend Nisha (Preity Zinta) by the end of the first film. Their son, Krishna Mehra (also Hrithik Roshan) is born with the same supernatural powers in the second film (Krrish) which he uses to help people, eventually turning into the superhero 'Krrish'. He is later romantically involved with city girl Priya (Priyanka Chopra). By the end of the second film, the characters Sonia, Rohit, Krishna and Priya are the only members of the family that are still alive while Nisha died after few days of Krishna's birth. The third film shows the entry of Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) who was created by Dr. Arya (Naseeruddin Shah) during an experiment on Rohit thus being Rohit's second son and the main antagonist of the film. Kaal apparently kills Krrish but he is saved by Rohit who dies while giving life to dead Krrish through his solar experiment. Krishna finally kills Kaal and by the end of the third film, Krishna, Priya and their son, Rohit (named after his grandfather) are alive while Sonia died somewhere between the events of Krrish and Krrish 3.

Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)[edit]

Main article: Koi... Mil Gaya

A scientist named Dr. Sanjay Mehra (Rakesh Roshan) creates a computer program from which he calls for extraterrestrial life. When he believes he has finally gotten a response, the scientific community mocks him. While driving home, an alien spacecraft appears overhead. Dr. Mehra veers off the road, and dies, but his pregnant wife Sonia (Rekha) survives and gives birth to their son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan), who is developmentally disabled as a result.

An older Rohit befriends a young woman named Nisha (Preity Zinta). They find Sanjay's computer and summon the aliens by accident. The visiting aliens leave in haste, leaving one behind by accident. Rohit, Nisha and Rohit's friends find and befriend the alien, naming him Jadoo ("Magic") when they discover his psychokinesis abilities. Jadoo discovers that Rohit is mentally abnormal and uses his powers to enhance the boy's mind. Rohit finds himself accepted by most of his peers. A bully, Raj, and his bully friends attempt to embarrass Rohit multiple times, only to be beaten in fights as well as in sport, since Rohit's physical strength and agility was increased along with his mental abilities to the peak of human potential.

Eventually, the government gets suspicious of Rohit and suspects him of hiding Jadoo. A group of policemen manage to knock Rohit out and capture Jadoo, preparing to take him to America for testing. However, Rohit wakes up ad summons the aliens to return for Jadoo. Using his enhanced abilities, Rohit arrives in time to rescue Jadoo and manages to send him in his returned family's spaceship. As he leaves, Jadoo takes Rohit's superpowers and, as a result, Rohit is mentally disabled again. However, this saves him from prosecution by the government and after everything dies down, Jadoo silently returns and restores Rohit's new abilities permanently. Rohit and Nisha lead a happy life together from then on.

Krrish (2006)[edit]

Main article: Krrish

Five-year-old orphan Krishna Mehra is undergoing an intelligence quotient test by a professor, who suspects his family to have extremely high IQ's and physical abilities. His grandmother Sonia (Rekha) takes the young Krishna to a remote mountain village in northern India to conceal his unique abilities. Years later, Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) meets Priya (Priyanka Chopra) when she vacations in the country. Krishna and Priya grow close just before she departs for her home in Singapore, but Krishna has strong feelings of love.

To appease her boss, Priya calls Krishna to join her in Singapore, where she tries to get him to perform heroic acts. Krishna does not, as he had promised his grandmother that he would hide his abilities. Krishna learns that his father Rohit was hired to help design a machine to see the future by Dr. Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah). He further learned that Rohit had been killed by Dr. Siddhant when he tried to destroy the machine, after learning of the Dr. Siddhant's evil intentions. This caused his mother, Nisha (Preity Zinta), to die after being depressed.

Krishna later goes to a circus where an explosion occurs. He puts on a mask to hide his identity in order to save some trapped children, after which he is given the identity of superhero Krrish. Vikram Sinha (Sharat Saxena), who has been searching for Krishna for years, informs Krishna that his father Rohit is alive and Dr. Siddhant has been holding him captive. Krishna follows Siddhant to his island lair, where a huge fight ensues between Krrish and the doctor's thugs. Krrish eventually defeats them and saves Priya and Rohit. In the final scene, Krrish wounds Siddhant. Before he dies, Siddhant asks Krrish who he is, and Krishna reveals himself. After revealing to Rohit that he is his son, Krishna takes Priya and Rohit back to India, reuniting him with Sonia. Rohit finds out his wife, Nisha, died after he disappeared. He mourns her, together with his son and mother, but still thanks Jadoo (who is somewhere between the stars) for giving his family this gift.

Krrish 3 (2013)[edit]

Main article: Krrish 3

Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan), who is a professional scientist now, is living a happy life in Mumbai along with his son Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) who is now married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra). While working in the laboratory, Rohit invents a device to bring back the life of dead tissue using solar energy through reflections but failed to complete it because of high intensity of sun rays. Priya works as a journalist for Aaj Tak whereas Krishna is struggling hard to keep a steady job while helping the city with his superpowers as the superhero 'Krrish'.

Somewhere in an isolated area, the owner of Kaal laboratories, Kaal (Vivek Oberoi), who has extraordinary telepathic powers, is completely handicapped with his body except his brain and two fingers. He has been creating powerful human-animal mutants (or Maanvars he calls them) using his DNA, particularly the ruthless chameleon mutant Kaya (Kangana Ranaut) who can assume any form she wants. Kaal has been trying hard to cure himself but has been unsuccessful thus far. He dreams of making billions by first creating dangerous viruses using his DNA, spreading them in densely populated areas and then selling his own antidotes.

Kaal chooses India as his next target and with Kaya and other mutants' help, he spreads his newly created virus in Mumbai which creates havoc among the city. Rohit, Krishna and Priya remain unaffected by the virus. Rohit manages to create an antidote using Krishna's blood and Krishna spreads it throughout the city via explosions for quick effect. For this, Kaal’s mutants attack and thrash Rohit’s laboratory but Rohit and Priya are saved by Krrish. Priya is injured and hospitalized while one of the mutants is also injured which is kept in scientific custody by Rohit and his team. To find out how an antidote was developed without using his own blood, Kaal kidnaps Priya who is pregnant with Krishna's child and Kaya takes Priya's form. Rohit and Krishna are informed that Priya has lost her child. Afterwards, Kaya starts living as Priya with Krishna and seeks for the antidote formula. Rohit departs to Singapore to explore some answers after he finds out that the virus has a link with his own DNA and Kaal laboratories as well. Meanwhile, Kaya develops an attraction towards Krishna but he soon discovers her true identity and reveals himself as Krrish to her. Kaya decides to help Krishna and discloses that Priya and her child are still safe in Kaal’s hideout.

In Singapore, Rohit is kidnapped by Kaal's men. Rohit unveils to Kaal that he was kidnapped by Dr. Siddhant Arya (Naseeruddin Shah) who tried to create synonymous avatar of the former but got only a disabled child and donated him into an orphanage where the boy was adopted by a wealthy family, who eventually grows up to become Kaal. Kaal considers cures himself by using Rohit’s body serum. Krishna saves Priya after killing the mutants and finally reaches the correct hideout with Kaya's help where Kaal kills both of them. Kaal then surrounds himself completely into a steel body due to his powerful magnetic powers and departs to Mumbai in search of Priya meanwhile causing destruction to the city.

Angered by Krishna's death, Rohit decides to bring Krrish back to life by using the device invented by him but sacrifices himself to absorb the high intensity of sunlight. Krrish, now thrice as powerful as before, comes after him and saves Priya. Krrish, unable to crush Kaal after brutally fighting with him, concludes that the latter could be demolished by melting his steel body. He quickly adjusts the mirrors for reflection and points Rohit's device towards Kaal whose steel body melts finally. The film ends with Priya delivering a baby which also shows signs of some extraordinary power.

Krrish 4[edit]

Actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has revealed that he will soon start working for the Krrish 3 sequel as he feels that the public wants it. "I will start working on the sequel soon. Due to public demand, we may include some sidekick characters as well," said Rakesh Roshan while celebrating the success of Krrish 3, "I'm currently not working on a film outside the Krrish franchise with Hrithik Roshan, but I will do a film in the future. I would love to direct him in a fresh script as soon as I'm relieved with this franchise," Rakesh Roshan explained. Rakesh Roshan was accompanied by Hrithik Roshan at this success event in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 12 November. Hrithik Roshan spoke about how he felt playing a superhero. "Being a superhero is like playing any one of us because we all have it inside us. It has been a great journey for me and I learnt a lot by playing the character," Hrithik Roshan said at this success event in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 12 November.[4]

Animated series[edit]

Krrish
Krrish 3 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster of Krrish 3
Creator Rakesh Roshan
Original work Koi... Mil Gaya
Print publications
Comics Krrish: Menace of the Monkey Men
Films and television
Films Koi... Mil Gaya
Krrish
Krrish 3
Television series J Bole Toh Jadoo
Kid Krrish
Games
Video games Krrish: The Game
Krrish 3
Miscellaneous
Others Krrish 3 Facebook Emoticons

J Bole Toh Jadoo (2003)[edit]

J Bole to Jadoo, a spinoff from Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), is an animation-cum-live-action TV series that aired on Nickelodeon (India).[2] It was one of the first 3D live action animation shows to be made in India. Built around the popular alien character Jadoo from Koi... Mil Gaya, the series is about Jadoo and his interplanetary adventures when he enters the lives of 2 kids on earth.[5] The show sketches Tarkopar, Jadoo's home planet, as a colorful fantasy-land with rhythmic, organic and spiral structures and landscapes.[6] Also on the show are Jadoo's friends Tona, Half Time, Ki2, Nina and Chakki.[7]

Kid Krrish (2013)[edit]

Main article: Kid Krrish

Kid Krrish is a series of Indian animated movies. Kid Krrish is the first Bollywood character cartoonized(animated). It is based on the movie series Krrish. It is created by Filmkraft Productions which partnered with Toonz Animation India. It is targeted at ages 8–12. The first of the 4 movies aired on 2 October 2013 on Cartoon Network India channel. The run-time is about an hour and it aired in 4 languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Later, about a dozen repeats aired on the channel within a span of 10 days.[citation needed]

Comic Adaptations[edit]

Krrish: Menace of the Monkey Men[edit]

It is released as a comic book magazine available in stores later 2013 and also converted into an animated mobile comic that will be released as weekly chapters through an exclusive Krrish Comics App, which will be launched by Hungama Digital, Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd digital partner for Krrish 3. Carving Dreams was responsible for securing the deal between Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd, Graphic India and Hungama Digital. Superstar actor and Krrish star, Hrithik Roshan commented, “As we get ready for Krrish 3, I am pleased to announce this bonus never before seen Krrish story from Graphic India, the leader in Comics for India, and Hungama, the first name in digital mobile. We’re working with an international team of comic book superstars so you can experience Krrish in a whole new way.” “Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan have created a hero that has captured the imaginations of millions across India. We are thrilled to be partnering with Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd and Hungama to continue the exploits of Krrish, in the natural extension of comic books, which is a perfect fit for any superhero.” Graphic India Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan added. “Through digital comics Krrish can now fly straight from the big screen and into the small screen of mobile devices, reaching his millions of fans.”[citation needed]

Games[edit]

Krrish: The Game[edit]

A Krrish Game was made in 2006 after the release of Krrish film.

Krrish 3[edit]

An official Krrish 3 game was launched for Windows smartphones, tablets and PCs. The game was developed by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment and Gameshastra.[8]

List of characters[edit]

Protagonists[edit]

Krishna Mehra / Krrish[edit]

The protagonist of the series. The son of Rohit Mehra and Nisha, he eventually becomes the superhero Krrish, using his extraordinary powers. He is the grandson of Sanjay & Sonia Mehra, the son of Nisha & Rohit, husband of Priya and the father of Rohit Krishna Mehra.

Rohit Mehra[edit]

A disabled boy who meets an alien that gives him special abilities. In Krrish 3, he becomes a professional scientist working in a government organization, he is the husband of Nisha, father of Krishna Mehra, father-in-law of Priya, grandfather of Rohit Krishna Mehra and the son of Sanjay & Sonia Mehra.

Jadoo[edit]

The alien who is accidentally left on earth for a while and befriends Rohit.

Sonia Mehra[edit]

Rohit's mother, Priya's grandmother-in-law, Nisha's mother-in-law and Krishna's grandmother, and Rohit Krishna Mehra's great-grandmother.

Dr. Sanjay Mehra[edit]

A scientist who invents a computer to call aliens. He is the father of Rohit and grandfather of Krishna and great-grandfather of Rohit Krishna Mehra.

Priya[edit]

Friend of Krishna, who eventually becomes his wife in Krrish and a journalist for Aaj Tak in Krrish 3. She is Sonia Mehra's granddaughter-in-law, Nisha Mehra's daughter-in-law & Rohit Krishna Mehra's mother.

Nisha[edit]

Friend and eventual wife of Rohit,mother of Krishna Mehra, mother-in-law of Priya and grandmother of Rohit Krishna Mehra.

Dr. Varun Shetty[edit]

Rohit's scientist friend. He is a nuclear scientist as seen in Krrish 3.

Dr. Alok Sen[edit]

A scientist seen in Krrish 3 working at Kaal Laboratories. He tries to help with the antidote, but gets killed in the process.

Rohit Krishna Mehra[edit]

The great-grandson of Sanjay & Sonia Mehra, grandson of Rohit & Nisha Mehra and son of Krishna Mehra and Priya Mehra in Krrish 3 & 4.

Antagonists[edit]

Raj Saxena[edit]

The villain of Koi... Mil Gaya. He loves Nisha, and understanding that Nisha loves Rohit, he constantly tries to defeat him.

Inspector Khurshid Khan[edit]

Another villain of Koi... Mil Gaya. Police inspector who tries to capture Jadoo.

Dr. Siddhant Arya[edit]

The main villain of Krrish, who wants to use a future seeing computer to rule the world.

Kaal[edit]

The main villain of Krrish 3. A handicapped evil genius who exhibits telekinetic powers, he is the founder of Kaal Laboratory and the creator of Maanvars, a team of mutants made by fusing the serum of humans and animals.

Kaya[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3. Kaal's female henchman, who is created by fusing the serum of a woman and a chameleon. She is instrumental in Kaal's scheme because of her ability to take anybody's form whenever she wishes. She later falls in love with Krishna after taking the form of Priya.

Striker[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3 and a mutant created by Kaal through an experiment. Striker uses his tongue to kill the enemy. He is a derivative of a human and a frog and his tongue is his sharpest weapon. He is mischievous and that is indicated by his envious green eyes.

Rhino Man[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3 and a mutant created by Kaal through an experiment. A fusion of a human and a rhinoceros, she uses the deadly sharp horn on his head to kill his prey. His body is as heavy as that of a rhino and he uses his size to his advantage when fighting with the enemy.

Ant Man[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3 and a mutant created by Kaal through an experiment. He is half-human and half-ant and possesses the power to crush any object with his bare hands. His glowing red eyes signify the animal within. Ants can carry weights 100 times more than their body weight and Antman bears testimony to this.

Cheetah Woman[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3 and a mutant created by Kaal through an experiment. Half-human, half-cheetah, she is a deadly combination of speed and sharp claws. No human can match her in speed, and she teleports like a ghost. Feral yellow eyes indicate a voracious hunter and nothing escapes her eyes.

Scorpion Woman[edit]

One of the villains of Krrish 3 and a mutant created by Kaal through an experiment. Part-human, part-scorpion, she has claws as hands and a poisonous sting at the end of her long plait, with which she strikes. She shows her targets no mercy and can kill them in one stroke.

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Film TV Series
Koi... Mil Gaya
(2003)
Krrish
(2006)
Krrish 3
(2013)
J Bole Toh Jadoo
(2004-05)
Kid Krrish
(2013)
Krishna Mehra / Krrish Hrithik Roshan Animated
Priya Priyanka Chopra
Rohit Mehra Hrithik Roshan Mentioned only Animated
(Flashbacks only)
Sonia Mehra Rekha Rekha
(Archived footage)
Animated
Nisha Preity Zinta Preity Zinta
(Flashback cameo)
Preity Zinta
(Archived footage)
Animated
(Flashbacks only)
Jadoo Unknown actor Unknown actor
(Archived footage)
Animated
Sanjay Mehra Rakesh Roshan Rakesh Roshan
(Archived footage)
Harbans Saxena Prem Chopra
Raj Saxena Rajat Bedi
Inspector Khurshid Khan Mukesh Rishi
Chelaram Sukhwani Johnny Lever
The Super Six Anuj Pandit,
Mohit Makkad,
Jai Choksi,
Omkar Purohit,
Hansika Motwani,
Pranita Bishnoi
Catholic School Principal Akash Khurana
Vikram Sinha Sharat Saxena
Kristian Li Bin Xia
Bahadur Hemant Pandey
Honey Manini Mishra
Komal Singh Puneet Issar
Dr. Siddhant Arya Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah
(Flashback cameo)
Kaal Vivek Oberoi
Kaya Kangna Ranaut
Striker Gowhar Khan
Cheetah Woman Nazia Shaikh
Ant Man Sameer Ali Khan
Scorpion Woman Shaurya Chauhan
Rhino Man Danniel Kaleb
Dr. Varun Shetty Arif Zakaria
Dr. Alok Sen Asif Basra
Kripal Sharma Rajpal Yadav
Rohit Krishna Mehra Mentioned only
Dr. V Nash Rohitash Gaud
Nina Unknown actors
Chakki Unknown actors
Tona Animated
Ki2 Animated
Halftime Animated
Dr. Para Animated

Release and revenue[edit]

Film Release date Budget Box office revenue
India (net) Outside India Worldwide (gross)
Koi... Mil Gaya 8 August 2003 INR30 crore (US$5.0 million)[9] INR42.5 crore (US$7.1 million)[10] $2.54 million[11] INR79.2 crore (US$13 million)[12]
Krrish 23 June 2006 INR45 crore (US$7.6 million)[13] INR69 crore (US$12 million)[14] $4.32 million[11] INR117 crore (US$20 million)[15]
Krrish 3 1 November 2013 INR115 crore (US$19 million)[citation needed] INR188 crore (US$32 million)[citation needed][16] $9 million[17] INR300 crore (US$50 million)[citation needed][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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