Krrish 3 was a challenge : Sulaiman

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The challenge of Krrish 3 was to make the score bigger and better: Sulaiman



Source: Radio and Music 

Date: August 30, 2013 



Composing music for the second installment of Bollywood’s first real super hero in the celluloid form of ‘Krrish 3’ was a challenge music directors Salim-Sulaiman were game to take on again. The brothers were roped in for Krrish 3 to work on the background score for the Rs 90 crore film (music has been helmed by Rajesh Roshan) after the grand success of its prequel ‘Krrish’ (2006) pulling in more than Rs 100 crores at the box office. “The challenge we faced for Krrish 3 was to revisit its prequel and make the music bigger and better. This time we experimented much more for the music and made it grander,” Sulaiman told Radioandmusic.com. 


“One had to be careful of how to fit the music for a superhero that is (obviously) larger than life and capture the essence of the characters and the euphoria of being a super hero,” he pointed out. The Krrish series has no second part and its genesis in 2003’s ‘Koi... Mil Gaya’ which was directed by Roshan and his son Hrithik as the hero and the same continued with both the Krrish films. The latest installment has a strong cast of Hrithik, Priyanka Chopra and Vivek Oberoi among others. Although the brothers went back to the original Krrish as a reference point and to refresh them on the concept and get inspired for the background score for Krrish 2, they avoided being influenced by international heroes- Spiderman, Iron Man or the Avengers. 


“We did not take reference or get an inspiration from the international superhero franchise. We had our own superhero in Krrish and in that sense we already had the template,” Sulaiman said. The film has already generated a huge buzz in the market. Its trailer launched on 5 August raced to set a record with 13.5 million views on YouTube in 10 days. It also received 50,000 likes on the site which is the highest ever for any Indian film trailer. With all the hype, many are predicting Krrish 3 may be the film to break Shah Rukh Khan’s runaway hit ‘Chennai Express’ (Rs 212 crores collected) which hasn’t lost steam. 


Krrish 3 will be released in with a bang on November 4 across 3,900-4,000 screens in India and some 1,000 screens overseas. Meanwhile, with their job done an unfazed Salim-Sulaiman plan to head to Chennai for a concert on 1 September and on to Singapore for another show. They are currently working on the music for Subhash Ghai’s ‘Kaanchi’.