Behind the mask!

Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 6:20am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

It's Hrithik Roshan's Krrish mask vs Salman's Khan's mask in Kick

Ever since the trailer of Kick released, apart from the international style action sequences, fans have been talking about the similarities between the look of superhero Hrithik Roshan aka Krrish vs Devil or Salman Khan in Kick.

Masks are a favorite with Superhero. However, in Kick, Salman plays a common man and wears the mask. He has no super powers. Interestingly, in the original version of Kick (Telegu) the hero wore dark glasses and nor a mask. Masks are cool, they define who we are or who we want to be and people can make a killing (literally and figuratively) wearing or selling them. We asked fans what they thought about the Krrish vs Kick masks (see box for results). About the similarities in the masks, director Sajid Nadiadwala says, "I don't really have anything to say about the comparison between the masks. In any case, our Kick is 10 per cent of the original Kick (Telugu)."

Poll results
Who wore it better
Hrithik Roshan
: 55 %
Salman Khan: 45%

Best masks in Hollywood
Darth Vader's Mask (Star Wars)

Among the most iconic mask in movie history, Lord Vader's helm went through many concepts before arriving at the final product. And yes, it kept him alive, but that didn't mean it couldn't look sweet. But as slick as it was, it only concealed the decay inside, as we saw at the end of Return of the Jedi. At least until Lucas photoshopped Hayden Christensen in.

Jason's Hockey Mask (Friday the 13th series)
Why a hockey mask? It has less to do with goaltending and more to do with cutting people open with a machete thanks to one man in particular, Jason. There is no more iconic horror mask, and it almost, almost took the top spot.

Scream Mask (Scream)
The Scream mask is certainly one of the most iconic masks in a genre full of them, but its Munch-esque design made it truly memorable. But as it turns out, it's just a bunch of different people wearing it running around with knives, so it's much less terrifying than say, Freddy Kruger invading your dreams and shoving a razorblade hand up your rectum.

Hannibal's Muzzle (The Silence of the Lambs)
It's not so much a mask as a jail cell for Hannibal Lecter's mouth, but it's by far one of the most terrifying ones on this list. It physically restrained Hannibal from eating people's faces, but it never did contain him for long. Also, another great mask from Silence of the Lambs is the guard's face that Hannibal uses to escape. Gory genius.

Zorro's Mask (Zorro series)
Zorro's mask is definitely the most simple out of any on this list, but it's so iconic they made an entire movie based around it (The Mask of Zorro). It's all about how whoever picks up the mask assumes Zorro's mythos and all that jazz, but really it's about watching Catherine Zeta-Jones almost get naked.

Reconstruction Mask (Vanilla Sky)
Tom Cruise's protagonist David Aames enjoyed wearing this a little too much in the movie after his accident at the hands of crazy bitch Cameron Diaz, so much so that he started to freak people out. It bears an eerie resemblance to Michael Myers mannequin mask, but at least Aames only killed people by accident.

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