'Dhoom 3' V/S 'Krrish 3': Whose year it will be?

Two of the biggest movies of this year are slated for yearend release. While ‘Dhoom 3’ will be released during Christmas week, ‘Krrish 3’ will be released just before diwali. There are a lot of speculations as to which of the two movies will walk away with the title of ‘Movie of the year’ and the highest box office collection.

Trade buzz is extraordinary for both the movies. Both the movies, ‘Dhoom 3’ and ‘Krrish 3’ are sequels in their respective series of ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Krrish’ movies. Both the movies are from big production houses. While ‘Dhoom 3’ is produced by Yash Raj Films and has Aditya Chopra looking at every detail, ‘Krrish 3’ is directed by Rakesh Roshan. There is a strong star cast of both the movies. ‘Dhoom 3’ has Aaamir playing the negative lead with Katrina Kaif; it has other lead actors as Abhishek Bachchan and Udhay Chopra. ‘Krrish 3’ has Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut. Apart from this, in both the movies, one of the lead actors is appearing in a double or triple role. While in ‘Dhoom 3’ Aamir is appearing in a double role, in ‘Krrish 3’, Hrithik will be appearing in a triple role. Loaded with amazing visual graphics and extraordinary stunt sequences, both the movies will be vying for audience attention.

Says an insider, “The usually cautious Aamir has been telling people, ‘Mark my words — if there’s one film this year that will break all records, it will be ‘Dhoom 3’. It will gross over Rs 300 or 400 crore. He’s that confident of ‘Dhoom 3’. And he has all reason to be. This is also the first time he is playing a baddie on screen. This film will appeal to the youth, as it is slick and stylish.”

Says trade analyst Komal Nahta, “It’s difficult to comment on that as I feel both will be huge hits. They are both big brands. ‘Dhoom 3’ has Aamir Khan as an anti-hero, the Aamir-Katrina combination, and the Yash Raj banner and the expertise of Aditya Chopra.Krrish 3 has the Krissh brand, Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik and their banner. Hrithik is a huge craze amongst the kids.” He further adds, “I think he can break the record. Firstly, because ‘Dhoom 3’ is a huge franchise. Secondly, times have changed. The admission rates at theatres have shot up and there are lot many theatres now. Both ‘Dhoom 3’ and ‘Krrish 3’ will definitely cross over Rs 200 crores.”

Says trade analyst Amod Mehra, “I think Krrish 3 has a slight edge over ‘Dhoom 3’ because D3 is an established brand and the audience knows what to expect. Hrithik has already been established as a superhero in the earlier ‘Krrish 1’ and 2 so now people expect D3 to be a full fun film where the audience comprises family and children. Also, ‘Krrish 3’ has a super villain for the first time. It is looking more exciting, polished and of international standard so I would say K3 has an edge of five per cent over D3.”