Koi... Mil Gaya
|Koi... Mil Gaya|
Thetrical Poster (Revised for Krrish Series)
|Directed by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Produced by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Screenplay by||Sachin Bhowmick
|Story by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
Ravi K. Chandran
|Editing by||Sanjay Verma|
|Distributed by||Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd.|
|Running time||166 minutes|
|Budget||300 million (US$5.2 million)|
|Box office||792.0 million (US$14 million)|
Koi... Mil Gaya (English: I... Found Someone) is a 2003 Bollywood science fiction film directed by Rakesh Roshan (who also has a cameo role), starring Hrithik Roshan, Rekha and Preity Zinta. The film's theme is largely inspired by the 1982 Hollywood hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which was also accused of being inspired of the cancelled movie The Alien written by Indian director Satyajit Ray, although the director has claimed that it is 'not an Indian E.T.'
Koi... Mil Gaya was the most successful Bollywood film of 2003 and swept the Best Picture, Best Director (Rakesh Roshan) and Best Actor (Hrithik Roshan) awards in all major award ceremonies of 2003 including the Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, Screen Awards, etc. It is widely regarded as Bollywood's very first sci-fi thriller. It spawned two sequels — Krrish and Krrish 3 — making it the first of the Krrish film series. It also spawned a spin-off animation-cum-live-action series titled J Bole Toh Jadoo that aired on Nickelodeon (India).
A scientist named Dr. Sanjay Mehra (director Rakesh Roshan) creates a computer program from which he sends variations of the syllable om into space, hoping to attract the attention of extraterrestrial life. When he believes he has finally gotten a response, the scientific community mocks him.
While driving home, an alien spacecraft appears overhead. Dr. Mehra looks out the window, exclaims, "UFO!" and veers off the road. His pregnant wife (Rekha) grabs the steering wheel, causing the car to hit a stone, flip over, and explode. Dr. Mehra dies, but his wife, thrown out of the car, survives the wreck and returns home to India. When their son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan's real son) is born, he is developmentally disabled. His mother raises him in the town of Kasauli, where he grows up to be a man of limited intellect and childish personality, but with a loving heart. Rohit has a number of much younger friends: loyal children who play with him.
He befriends a young woman named Nisha (Preity Zinta). Nisha is sympathetic towards him and humors him, knowing about his mental disability from his mother, who chastises Nisha's suitor Raj for beating Rohit up.
Rohit and Nisha find Sanjay's old 'om' computer and summon the aliens by accident. The visiting aliens leave in haste, leaving one behind by accident. Rohit, Nisha and Rohit's friends find and befriend the alien, naming him Jadoo ("Magic") when they discover his psychokinesis abilities. Jadoo discovers that Rohit is mentally subnormal, so he uses his powers to enhance the boy's mind. Rohit finds himself accepted by most of his peers. Raj and his buddies attempt to embarrass Rohit multiple times, only to be beaten in fights as well as in basketball, since Rohit's physical strength and agility was increased along with his mental abilities. Rohit and his young friends also receive a little help from the telekinetic Jadoo during the basketball game, with humorous results.
Nisha and Rohit spend more and more time together, and ultimately Rohit proposes to her. She accepts. Jadoo's presence is kept secret from everyone but Rohit's friends and mother.
The government, however, never gave up in their search for aliens. Police capture Jadoo, who is then rescued by Rohit after he summons the aliens to return for Jadoo. Jadoo flees in his returned family's spaceship, apparently taking Rohit's new mental and physical powers with him. Rohit again is mentally disabled, which saves him from prosecution by the government. After everything dies back down, Jadoo returns and restores Rohit's new abilities permanently. Nisha and Rohit lead a happy life together from then on.
- Hrithik Roshan as Rohit Mehra
- Preity Zinta as Nisha
- Rekha as Sonia Mehra
- Rakesh Roshan as Sanjay Mehra
- Prem Chopra as Harbans Saxena
- Rajat Bedi as Raj Saxena
- Johnny Lever as Chelaram Sukhwani
- Mukesh Rishi as Inspector Khurshid Khan
- Akash Khurana as Catholic school principal
- Rajeev Verma as Nisha's dad
- Beena Banerjee as Nisha's mom
- Hansika Motwani as Tina
- Taruni Sachdev, Anuj Pandit, Mohit Makkad, Jai Choksi, Omkar Purohit, and Pranita Bishnoi as Rohit's young friends
The film's soundtrack was first released in 2004 by Saregama. The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan, and the lyrics were by Dev Kohli. It also uses uncredited music from the Art of Noise ("Moments in Love") and Kraftwerk ("Trans-Europe Express").
|Koi... Mil Gaya: The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|1.||"Koi Mil Gaya"||Udit Narayan, K. S. Chithra||7:14|
|2.||"Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||6:07|
|3.||"Jadoo Jadoo"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||5:55|
|5.||"In Pancchiyon"||Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Baby Sneha||6:34|
|6.||"Jadoo Jadoo 2"||Adnan Sami, Alka Yagnik||5:55|
|7.||"Haila Haila"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||5:48|
|8.||"Instrumental Theme"||Preeti Uttam (Aalap voice)||4:32|
Koi... Mil Gaya received mainly positive reviews and was declared a "Blockbuster" by Indian Box office. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 75% 'Certified Fresh'.
National Film Awards
- Best Film on Other Social Issues - Rakesh Roshan
- Best Special Effects - James Colmer, Lara Denman, Marc Kolbe, Craig A. Mumma
- Best Choreography - Farah Khan
- Best Movie - Rakesh Roshan
- Best Director - Rakesh Roshan
- Best Actor - Hrithik Roshan
- Critics Best Actor - Hrithik Roshan
- Best Choreography - Farah Khan for "Idhar Chala"
- Best Actress - Preity Zinta
- Best Supporting Actress - Rekha
- Best Comedian - Johnny Lever
- Best Music Director - Rajesh Roshan
- Best Male Playback - Udit Narayan for "Idhar Chala"
- Best Female Playback - Chithra for "Koi Mil Gaya"
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