What to Expect When You are Not Expecting Anything From Krrish 4


What to Expect When You are Not Expecting Anything From Krrish 4

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


hen Rakesh Roshan announced the release date for Krrish 4, everyone around the country thought the exact same thing: “Why the fuck are they making another Krrish movie?” It made me wonder if Rakesh Roshan secretly hates his son or is jealous of his luscious mane. The announcement for Krrish 4 was made on Hrithik Roshan’s birthday as a “gift” for all of us. It’s a bit like Modiji giving us the gift of demonetisation: It seems like a decent idea because you think the uber-rich will suffer, but as days pass by, you realise the joke is on you. Watching another Krrish movie is like being subjected to another round of demonetisation.

There is a reason for this scepticism. Krrish and Krrish 3 crashed our dreams of getting our own cool desi superhero faster than Hrithik Roshan’s reputation after the Kangana fiasco. The whole thing started with Koi… Mil Gaya aka ET gone horribly wrong. In the film, aliens descend upon Earth and surprise, surprise they find themselves in a country which is not the United States. They are here to find an answer to the mystery which has dumbfounded the entire universe: How old is Rekha exactly? (The correct answer is that she predates the formation of the Sun.) The movie had some incredible direction, as Jadoo struggles to find “dhoop”. Yes, in India of all places.