Koi... Mil Gaya

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Koi... Mil Gaya
Theatrical poster
Directed byRakesh Roshan
Produced byRakesh Roshan
Written byShah Arif
Screenplay bySachin Bhowmick
Rakesh Roshan
Honey Irani
Robin Bhatt
Story byRakesh Roshan
StarringHrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Music byRajesh Roshan
CinematographySameer Arya
Ravi K. Chandran
Edited bySanjay Verma
Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
Distributed byFilmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd
Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 8 August 2003 (2003-08-08)
Running time
166 minutes
Budget30 crore[1]
Box officeest. 82.33 crore[2]

Koi... Mil Gaya (English: Found Someone) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language sci-fi drama film directed by Rakesh Roshan and is the first installment in the Krrish franchise. The film, released on 8 August 2003, stars Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta alongside Rekha. Koi... Mil Gaya received the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, and was screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the NatFilm Festival in Denmark. The film won Best Film, Best Director (Rakesh Roshan), and Best Actor (Hrithik Roshan) through various major Bollywood award ceremonies, including the Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards. The film would go on to spawn 2 sequels—Krrish and Krrish 3—making it the first of the Krrish trilogy. It also spawned a spin-off children's TV series titled J Bole Toh Jadoo that aired on Nickelodeon India.[3] The film's theme has parallels to the 1982 Hollywood classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,[4] as well as Satyajit Ray's The Alien—the story of which is actually said to have been the inspiration for E.T.[5] However, director Roshan has stated that Koi... Mil Gaya is "not an Indian E.T.",[6] as the story of an intellectually-disabled boy coming in contact with an alien appears to parallel The Alien much closer than it does E.T.


Scientist Sanjay Mehra (Rakesh Roshan) creates a computer from which he sends variations of the syllable om into space, hoping to attract extraterrestrial life. When he believes he has finally received a response, the scientific community mocks him. While driving home, an alien spacecraft appears overhead. Distracted, Sanjay drives off the road, causing the car to explode, killing him. His pregnant wife Sonia (Rekha) survives and returns home to India. When their son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) is born, he is mentally disabled due to an injury he received in the accident as a fetus. Sonia learns that although surgery is the only solution to Rohit's disability, but it could result in paralysis or death. Not wanting to lose her only remaining relation & sign of her husband, she raises him in the town of Kasauli, where he grows up to be a man of limited intellect.

Nisha Malhotra (Preity Zinta), a young lady comes to Kasauli and is initially antagonistic to Rohit due to his childish pranks against her. This causes her friend, Raj (Rajat Bedi), and his buddies to attack Rohit and break his kick scooter. Rohit's mother chastises Nisha and Raj for assaulting Rohit, signalling them that Rohit didn't intentionally make fun of her or wanted to hurt her. Realizing her mistake, Nisha gifts Rohit a new bike and introduces him to her parents, who are also sympathetic.

Rohit and Nisha, now good friends, find Sanjay's old 'Om' computer and Rohit inadvertently summons the aliens. The visiting aliens leave in haste, leaving one from their group behind. Rohit, Nisha and Rohit's young friends find and befriend the alien, naming him Jadoo ("Magic") and discover his psychokinetic abilities. Raj does not like Nisha getting too much close to Rohit so bullies him and spreads a fake rumour that he and Nisha are getting married. This upsets Nisha and Rohit, who is especially hurt as he was under the impression that Nisha was his girlfriend.

Jadoo discovers that Rohit is mentally abnormal, and also gets to know that the reason behind his weakness & his father's death was the spaceship and uses his powers, derived from sunlight, to enhance Rohit's mental & intellectual ability. The next morning, Rohit finds himself with a clear vision; he later solves a 10th standard mathematics problem orally, despite being from 7th standard, surprising his mathematics teacher and even the principal. He later lectures his computer teacher for insulting him and to understand the responsibilities of being a teacher. As a result, Rohit finds himself accepted by most of the school.

Rohit's physical abilities are also increased to superhuman levels. Later, Raj challenges Rohit and his friends to a basketball match. Rohit uses his new physique to score several baskets during the match so Raj and his gang begin to play dirty to win the game. After the sun comes out, Jadoo helps Rohit and his young friends to win the game. The now changed Rohit meets Nisha and her parents and confesses his love for her, which Nisha now reciprocates.

Raj and his friends later corner Rohit's friends over their supernatural performance at the basketball game. Rohit's friends are forced to flee and Jadoo accidentally falls from their grasp. Inspector Sukhwani, (Johnny Lever) sees Jadoo in the bag and informs the authorities. The policemen capture the bag, although Rohit arrives in time to rescue Jadoo. He is later confronted by Raj and his buddies. Rohit, now infuriated, 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 police are suspicious of Rohit and confront him at his house. They take Jadoo and knock Rohit out. When he regains consciousness, Rohit uses his super-speed to catch up to the police cars and arrives just in time to save Jadoo from being taken to America. The spaceship, which he had summoned with his father's computer beforehand, arrives back and Rohit bids a sad farewell to Jadoo. As Jadoo leaves, Rohit loses his powers and reverts to his disabled self. This saves him from prosecution by the Indian government who felicitate him for his actions.

After everything dies down, Raj and his buddies return to harass Rohit and challenge him to kick a ball to them. An enraged Rohit kicks the ball into the bully's face as Jadoo returns Rohit's powers permanently. Rohit and Nisha thank Jadoo and get married.



Koi... Mil Gaya was shot in Kasauli, Nanital, Bhimtal and Canada.[8] The alien Jadoo in the film was created by an animatronic head worn by a dwarf actor. During filming, he was not able to see due to the animatronic head and he relied on the instructions provided by the director to move.[9] The animatronic head and costume was created by an Australian artist, James Callner.[10][11] Koi... Mil Gaya was the first Bollywood film in which animatronics were used. Director Rakesh Roshan used cutting edge CGI and special effects in the film that were never done before in Bollywood and it was the first sci-fi film of Hindi cinema.[12][13] Hrithik said in an interview that many people asked him not to act in Koi... Mil Gaya. He further mentioned, "They said to me 'You are an action star, don't act in such films'.[14] Initially, Aishwarya Rai was offered the role of Nisha. After she declined, the role went to Zinta.[15]


The film's soundtrack was first released in June 2003 by Saregama.[16] The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan, and the lyrics were by Dev Kohli. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, the soundtrack sold 2.1 million units.[17]

Koi... Mil Gaya: The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack
1."Koi... Mil Gaya"K. S. Chithra, Udit Narayan7:14
2."Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala"Sonith George(writer and singer), Udit Narayan6:07
3."Jadoo Jadoo"Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan5:55
4."It's Magic"Taz5:50
5."In Pancchiyon"Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Baby Sneha6:34
6."Jadoo Jadoo 2"Alka Yagnik, Adnan Sami5:55
7."Haila Haila"Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan5:48
8."Instrumental Theme"Preeti Uttam (Aalap voice)4:32
Total length:46.58

Critical reception[edit]

Koi... Mil Gaya received positive reviews from critics. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 75%.[18] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama noted, "Hrithik Roshan dominates the show and packs in a power-packed 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". Udita Jhunjhunwala of Mid Day wrote of the film, "You walk into Koi... Mil Gaya expecting to find a mysterious alien, what you end up discovering is a child inside you." She further praised Roshan for his performance in "his bravest role".[19]


Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Apsara Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan, Film Kraft Won
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran, Sameer Arya Nominated
Best Screenplay Sachin Bhowmick, Honey Irani, Robin Bhatt, Rakesh Roshan Nominated
Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio, Digital Art Media Won
Best Playback Singer (Male) Udit Narayan ("Idhar Chala") Nominated
Best Playback Singer (Female) K.S. Chithra ("Koi... Mil Gaya") Nominated
Bollywood Movie Awards Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Critics Best Actor Won
Best Supporting Actress Rekha Won
Best Playback Singer (Female) K.S. Chithra ("Koi... Mil Gaya") Won
49th Filmfare Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan, Film Kraft Won
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Actor (Critics) Won
Best Actress Preity Zinta Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Rekha Nominated
Best Choreography Farah Khan ("Idhar Chala") Won
Best Comic Actor Johnny Lever Nominated
Best Music Director Rajesh Roshan Nominated
Best Playback Singer (Male) Udit Narayan ("Idhar Chala") Nominated
Best Playback Singer (Female) K.S. Chithra ("Koi... Mil Gaya") Nominated
5th IIFA Awards Best Picture Rakesh Roshan, Film Kraft Nominated
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Actor in a Leading Role Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Actress in a Leading Role Preity Zinta Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rekha Nominated
Best Song Recording Satish Gupta Won
Best Sound Recording Jitendra Chaudhary Won
Best Playback Singer (Male) Udit Narayan ("Koi... Mil Gaya") Nominated
Best Story Rakesh Roshan Nominated
Best Music Director Rajesh Roshan Nominated
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio, Digital Art Media Won
10th IIFA Awards Director of the Decade Rakesh Roshan Won
51st National Film Awards

(Silver Lotus Award)

Best Film on Other Social Issues Rakesh Roshan[20] [Tied with Gangaajal (2003)] Won
Best Choreography Farah Khan ("Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala") Won
Best Special Effects James Colmer, Lara Denman, Marc Kolbe, Craig A. Mumma Won
Sansui Viewer's Choice Awards Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Choreography Farah Khan Won
Star Screen Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan, Kraft Films Won
Best Director Rakesh Roshan Won
Best Story Nominated
Best Screenplay Rakesh Roshan, Sachin Bhowmick, Honey Irani, Robin Bhatt Nominated
Best Cinematography Sameer Arya Nominated
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan Won
Best Choreography Farah Khan ("Idhar Chala") Won
Ganesh Hegde ("It's Magic") Nominated
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio, Digital Art Media Won
Best Comic Actor Johnny Lever Nominated
Best Music Director Rajesh Roshan Nominated
Best Background Score Nominated

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