By Natasha Mudhar

Donned in the mask and magnificent in his pose, Hrithik Roshan took on the world this Diwali and won! One of Bollywood’s most eagerly anticipated films and this year’s big ticket Diwali release, the latest superhero franchise film ‘Krrish 3’ began with an impressive collection in its first weekend at the global box office.
Krrish 3, the latest instalment in the Hrithik Roshan franchise, which includes ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and ‘Krrish 2’, is said to be the highest-grossing release ever for a non-holiday, pre-Diwali Friday. Krrish 3 opened strongly at the box office, collecting Rs 23 crores on its second day of release, and paving the way to be a blockbuster by grossing a whopping Rs 72.8 crores over its opening weekend.

The film portrays Hrithik slicing through the skies and travelling across the seas bringing in a burst of colours and maximised adventure. Equipped with a spectacular range of special effects, extravagant action sequences and Hrithik Roshan as a superhero, Krrish 3 promised double blast for film buffs this Diwali. The CGI graphics has set new benchmarks for the Indian vfx industry, making it Bollywood’s biggest science fiction film to date.
Commenting on the success of the film, Hrithik Roshan tweeted – ‘Congrats to my team Krrish. Thank you India. How do I give back the love to all of you? Humbly in Gratitude.’
Priyanka Chopra, who is cast in a pivotal role in the film tweeted: ‘Give with all you have got.. Truly..honestly..completely..and feel the lightness in ur soul.. Thank u for all ur love for #Krrish3.’

Commenting on the overwhelming start of the film, Film Trade Analyst, Taran Adarsh tweeted ‘The pre-Diwali period is always considered dull by the industry. But an event film like Krrish 3 can change the mindset.’

Meanwhile, filmmaker Karan Johar is full of praise for the film too. He tweeted: ‘Krrish3 is a HUGE BLOCKBUSTER!!! The vision, hardwork and utmost sincerity of the entire team is apparent right through the film.’ He also went on to say: ‘Woke up thinking of Hrithik’s astounding portrayal of Rohit in Krrish3. His performance lingers long after the lights come on.’

Confident that “Krrish 3″ will move up on the success ladder, trade pundit Komal Nahta tweeted: ‘Rock-steady! That’s the only way to describe ‘Krrish 3’, given that Saturday was last day of dull pre-Diwali. Historic!”

Another film critic, Anupama Chopra, mentioned: ‘Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan deserves a round of applause for giving us a homegrown superhero. Krrish 3 is ambitious and exciting.’
Krrish 3 also stars Bollywood siren Priyanka Chopra as well as budding star Kangana Ranaut as a super slick alien and screen hunk Vivek Oberoi as the archetypal villain seeking revenge against Krrish.

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