Hrithik Roshan’s debut as a superhero was 15 years ago through the home-produced film “Koi Mil Gaya.” It was a wonderful movie that was directed by his father, Rakesh Roshan, himself. The emotional story of Rohit, a retarded child between aliens and science, won the hearts of the audience. Preity Zinta was in front of Hrithik. Koi Mil Gaya was a musical blockbuster of its time. The film was so successful that Rakesh Roshan did two more parts with his son: Krish and Krish 3. Both parts were also successful and Bollywood got its sci-fi franchise. Along with this, Hrithik became an Indian superhero. Hrithik’s Krrish 3 with Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut arrived in the year 2013. Hrithik has also announced Krrish 4.
By the way, Rakesh Roshan wanted to work on the fourth part of Koi Mil Gaya, that is, Krrish 4 only after the action thriller “War”. But first the fight against cancer and then the wave of the epidemic corona ruined his plans. Life seems to come out of the pandemic. The rest of the details are not up front, but Hrithik has given a clear indication that he is going to do Krrish 4 through a video. I hope that the “traditional” audience of Hindi cinema will see another great science fiction story that interests them.
The specialty of the Hrithik franchise is that despite being a sci-fi movie, a lot of attention was paid to testing the Bollywood audience. There is a superhero in the movie, but his mother is scared. Live hidden. He has a girlfriend and the enemy of his family and humanity is the villain. Along with the action romance, there is also dancing and singing and lots of great music. These are the characteristics that separate Bollywood science fiction from the world on this subject. There is a lot of work on science fiction in Hollywood or other countries, but other things of human sentimentality do not take on much importance in its history as in Bollywood.
Looking at Bollywood sci-fi movies, anyone who tried to break with the formula was unsuccessful. Even if the projects have been big budget or starcast. Filmmakers have been avoiding bringing up the subject. But the Hrithik franchise can also be credited with breaking the perception of sci-fi movies through entertainment and success. Rakesh Roshan always worked on science fiction history by taking the pulse of the audience. Every time I got excellent results.
Let us know the status of some popular sci-fi movies made in Bollywood and how the audience took them: –
Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Saurabh Shukla and Sushant Singh Rajput starring PK is a Rajkumar Hirani film. An alien has roamed the earth, circumstances lead him to a greedy religious leader who makes money by deceiving people in the name of religion. Fighting to reach his planet, the alien exposes religious stereotypes and false stories that justify it. The film has a sharp satire on the orthodox structure of religion. PK was very successful. It is the sixth highest grossing Indian film on the foreign market.
Mr. India (1987)
The film, directed by Shekhar Kapur, was the second highest grossing film of its time. Starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. The story of the film is of a young Arun Verma whose father was a scientist but has died. Arun lives in the house with poor and homeless children. However, you are struggling a lot to raise them. A young journalist (Sridevi) lives for rent in a part of the house. Mogambo’s thugs are looking at the orphanage site. A weak Arun complains about all the things that prevail in society, but can do nothing. But one day, through his father’s friend, he acquires the contraption that he made himself, which can make a man disappear as soon as he uses it. Upon obtaining the device, Arun becomes Mr. India and embarks on a mission to end the evils that prevail in society and end the kingdom of Mogambo.
Mr. X in Bombay (1964)
This movie was directed by Shantilal Soni. Kishore Kumar, Kumkum and Madan Puri had important roles. In the movie, Kumkum’s father is a scientist. During the investigation, a person dies due to its use. Madan Puri blackmails him on the pretext of this death and pressures the marriage of the daughter. The father is forced to prepare. Meanwhile, Kumkum meets the poet (Kishore Kumar). They both start to like each other. Kishore Kumar proposes marriage and talks about committing suicide if he does not marry. Kumkum refuses due to Madanpuri. Later they hear the voices of Kishore Kumar. The teenagers are not visible but their voice reaches out. After all the incidents, Kishore and Kumkum meet. Kishore Kumar disappears alone with the scientific help of Kumkum’s father and puts an end to Madan’s misguided plans. Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi … is a popular song from this movie. The movie was very beloved at the time.
Repeat Action (2010)
The sci-fi romantic comedy starring Akshay Kumar-Aishwarya Roy was directed by Vipul Shah. The movie is the story of two husbands and wives, who fight over little things in their married life. Your son is upset and decides on the 35th anniversary that he will come back into his life through the time machine and reset some things. With the help of the time machine, he does the same and then begins the repetition of past events in the parents’ lives. During this, the son successfully tries to dissolve love in the parents’ life. The movie was normal.
Ra. One (2011)
Shahrukh Khan’s starring film Kareena Kapoor was much discussed. It was led by Anubhav Sinha. The story of the film is about a game developer (Shahrukh Khan) who creates a game in which the villain is more powerful than the hero. After the game’s release, there is a lot of appreciation, but because of Shahrukh’s son, the villain leaves the game and enters the real world. Shahrukh is killed by the villain to save his son. After this, the hero of the game also comes to the real world and saves the wife of the game developer (Kareena Kapoor) and the children from the hands of the villain. The movie was made on a big budget. But people didn’t really like Shahrukh Khan’s superhero avatar at the box office. The film was a medium box office success.
Apart from these movies, a few other sci-fi movies like Love Story 2050, Carbon: The Story of Tomorrow, and Aa Dekhe Zara were made, but they failed to impress the audience and were unlucky at the box office.