Krrish 3: Is Hrithik Roshan ready for the tough box-office test?
The Hindi film industry is not known for sci-fi thrillers despite producing films like 'Koi Mil Gaya' and 'Krrish'.
New Delhi: When renowned cinematographer Tirru, who has captured Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan as superhero through his lens in 'Krrish 3', says he is one of the highly committed artists in the industry and wouldn't mind pushing himself to the edge, he has a valid point.
The actor is known for his hardworking attitude and the zeal to learn new things. After 'Guzaarish', he had gained a lot of weight but he got back to the desired shape in no time. Those who work out would understand that getting a lean yet muscular body is probably the toughest thing to do inside the gym. However, when we talk about Hrithik Roshan, we also talk about his dedication. Many actors can hire a foreign trainer but not all of them get a body like Hrithik.
"Let's admit it; it isn't easy to play a superhero as it requires lot of dedication and hard work. But Hrithik made it look so easy with his commitment towards work. He is unarguably a highly committed artist because for a shoot that starts at 9 a.m., he would arrive on sets at 5 a.m. and start preparing himself," Tirru told IANS.
"He has put in lot of effort for this film. I still remember shooting the action sequences with him that he pulled off effortlessly. All stunts may have been done with wires, but it takes skill to control the movement of the wire, which could be affected by even strong wind," he added.
Known for critically acclaimed work in films such as 'Hey Ram', 'Abhay' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', Tirru says 'Krrish 3' is just a baby step towards embracing superhero films in India.
"This is just the beginning, but I believe this film will set the ball rolling. 'Krrish 3' has gone beyond Computer Generated Interface (CGI) by using something I used in Kamal Haasan's 'Abhay' many years ago. Lot of miniature VFX was used in the film to shoot most action sequences," he said.
"We created miniature version of Mumbai using this technology, and then merged action scenes shot separately featuring Hrithik in it under single frame. It was an exhaustive process, but it paid off. The output has been satisfactory," said Tirru, who has also worked on Tamil films such as 'Kanchivaram' and 'Little John'.
The Hindi film industry is not known for superhero films and thus when the audience are said that 'Krrish 3' is going to be the best superhero film till date, it automatically increases the expectations from the cast and crew of the film. Such a film always faces the dilemma about which path to follow. Should it go the Hollywood way or should it remain Indian in essence? 'Krrish 3' is also going to face the same test and within three days Hrithik Roshan will be standing in front of the audience. Is he ready for it? It seems so, at least at this point of time. (With inputs from IANS)