It's not enough to say that Hrithik is one of the best actors of the country.
Extraordinary is the word for the measured manner in which he glides through the air to the beat of Rajesh Roshan's rather-vapid songs? or cuts through the breeze to the stunning special effects created with a verve so-far unknown to Indian cinema.
KRRISH takes us into the world of masked fantasy where the stakes are incredibly high? as high as the F-X-generated leaps that the super-hero takes as he tries to save the world from the clutches of a megalomaniacal villain with a glint in his eyes that can only belong to Naseeruddin Shah.
Though there's sense of slackening in earlier portions of the lengthy narrative, the last lap of this luscious voyage into comic-book fantasy is undertaken in a spirit of complete conviction and credibility.
You can't miss the signposts. We've seen so many Bollywood heroes doing heart-in-the-mouth stunts. But never in an Indian film have we seen a hero look so elegant and relaxed as he glides over water and mountains to vanquish the power-crazy villain.
Though the scripting in the first-half reveals signs of formulistic fatigue (scenes where the village-bred Hrithik tries to spook the globe-trotting journalist Priyanka Chopra are straight out of a Joy Mukherjee-Asha Parekh musical from the 1960s) the second half revs up proceeds to an exceeding high precipitating the kind of action and thrills that have so far been alien to Hindi cinema.