Koi... Mil Gaya

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Koi... Mil Gaya
KoiMilGayaFilmPoster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Rakesh Roshan
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
Written by Javed Siddiqui
(dialogue)
Screenplay by Sachin Bhowmick
Rakesh Roshan
Honey Irani
Robin Bhatt
Story by Rakesh Roshan
Starring Hrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Rekha
Rajat Bedi
Johnny Lever
Prem Chopra
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Ravi K. Chandran
Edited by Sanjay Verma
Production
company
Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
Distributed by

Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
(over all india)
Yash Raj Films
(Worldwide)

Warner Bros.
(USA)
Release dates
  • 8 August 2003 (2003-08-08)
Running time
166 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 300 million (US$4.5 million)[1]
Box office 800 million (US$12 million)[2]

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 and Preity Zinta in the lead roles with Rekha playing an important supporting role.

The film was released on 8 August 2003. It was shot in Kasauli, Nanital, Bhimtal and in Canada.

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 film.[3] 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).[4] The film's theme has parallels to both the 1982 Hollywood hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,[5] and the 1960s story that E.T. itself was said to have been inspired by, The Alien by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.[6] Director Roshan has stated that Koi... Mil Gaya is 'not an Indian E.T.'[7] The story of a mentally handicapped boy coming in contact with an alien appears to parallel The Alien more closely than E.T.

The film was screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the NatFilm Festival in Denmark.

Plot[edit]

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 veers off the road, causing the car to hit a stone, flip over, and explode. Dr. Mehra dies, but his wife (Rekha) survives the wreck and returns home to India. When their son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) is born, he is mentally 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 and emotional heart. Rohit has a number of much younger friends: loyal children who play with him.

Nisha (Preity Zinta), a young lady comes to Kasauli and is initially antagonistic to Rohit due to his childish pranks against her. This causes her suitor, Raj (Rajat Bedi), and his friends to constantly harass Rohit, resulting in them breaking his scooter. Later, Nisha is sympathetic towards him and humors him, knowing about his mental disability from his mother, who chastises Nisha and Raj for assaulting Rohit and breaking his scooter. She invites Rohit to her house and introduces him to her parents, who are also sympathetic to Rohit and humor his childish interests.

Rohit and Nisha, now good friends, 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 psychokinetic abilities. Raj does not like Nisha's friendship with Rohit and spreads a fake rumour that he and Nisha are going to get married. This does not bode well with Nisha, who becomes upset with Raj. Rohit, however, is hurt as he was under the impression that Nisha and him were 'boyfriend and girlfriend'.

Jadoo discovers that Rohit is mentally abnormal so he uses his special powers, derived from sunlight, to enhance the boy's mind. The next morning, Rohit finds himself independent of wearing glasses and has clear vision; he later solves a 10th standard mathematics problem, surprising his mathematics teacher and principal immensely. He later lectures his computer teacher for underestimating and insulting him and to understand the responsibilities of being a computer teacher. As a result, Rohit finds himself accepted by most of his peers and other students at the school.

Due to Jadoo, Rohit also becomes good at dance and sport, due to his physical strength and agility being increased to superhuman levels. Raj and his friends attempt to embarrass Rohit and his little friends by challenging them to a basketball match, although are surprised when Rohit uses his new physique to score several baskets at the beginning of the match. Raj and his gang become desperate and begin to play dirty; this causes the game to turn to their favor. After the Sun comes out, Jadoo uses the sunlight to help Rohit and his young friends in the basketball game with humorous results and Rohit's group eventually win the game when Rohit scores the match point in under 10 seconds, greatly amazing the judges and announcer.

Nisha and Rohit spend more time together, and Nisha begins to see Rohit in a romantic light. Rohit later proposes to her and she accepts. Jadoo's presence is kept a secret from everyone except Rohit, Nisha, Rohit's friends and mother.

Raj and his friends later corner Rohit's friends on their supernatural performance at the basketball game. Rohit's friends are forced to flee and Jadoo accidentally falls from their grip. Inspector Sukhwani, (Johnny Lever) sees Jadoo in his bag and informs the other policemen of him. The policemen capture the bag, although Rohit arrives in time to rescue Jadoo, leaving the Police behind. He is later confronted by Raj and his buddies. Rohit, now infuriated by the bullies, easily takes down Raj and his buddies but not before the police catch up to him. It is then revealed that Jadoo was not in the bag and had escaped when Sukhwani was busy calling the Police.

However, the Policemen are suspicious of Rohit and confront him in his house. They take Jadoo and knock Rohit out. When he regains conscience, Rohit uses his superhuman speed to catch up to the police cars and arrives just in time to save Jadoo from being taken to America by aeroplane. The spaceship, which he had summoned with his father's computer beforehand, arrives and Rohit bids farewell to Jadoo. As Jadoo leaves, Rohit loses the physical and mental powers bestowed upon him and reverts to his childish, disabled self, which saves him from prosecution by the Indian government. After everything dies down, Raj and his buddies return to harass Rohit, causing the latter to kick Raj's ball into the bully's face with astounding force as Jadoo returns Rohit's powers permanently. Rohit and Nisha thanks Jadoo and live a peaceful life forever.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's soundtrack was first released in 2004 by Saregama.[8] 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"). The songs were immensely popular in the year.

Koi... Mil Gaya: The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack
No. Title Singers Length
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
4. "It's Magic"   Taz 5:50
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

Critical reception[edit]

Koi... Mil Gaya received highly positive reviews from the critics and was declared a "Blockbuster" by Indian Box office. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 75% 'Certified Fresh'.[9] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama noted, "Hrithik Roshan dominates the show and packs in a power-pack performance. The role of a mentally challenged person is no cakewalk, but the actor takes to it like a fish takes to water. He manages to pull off the zero to hero routine exceptionally well. As an actor, he scales dizzier heights with this splendid performance".

Awards[edit]

Awards Recipient Result
National Film Awards
Best Film on Social Issues Rakesh Roshan[10] Won
Best Special Effects James Colmer, Lara Denman, Marc Kolbe, Craig A. Mumma[11] Won
Best Choreography Farah Khan for "Idhar Chala" Won
Filmfare Awards
Best Movie Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Critics Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Choreography Farah Khan Won
Best Actress Preity Zinta Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Rekha Nominated
Best Comedian Johnny Lever Nominated
Best Music Director Rajesh Roshan Nominated
Best Male Playback Udit Narayan for "Idhar Chala" Nominated
Best Female Playback Chithra for "Koi Mil Gaya" Nominated

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