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I am generally averse to any of the Bollywood movies inspired by
Hollywood - they end up half-baked dodo's. How-ever after having
watched Koi Mil Gaya I must admit that::
01. Bollywood comes to technological age
02. Hritik stands above the story and script
Hritik gets into the skin of the character and delivers a mind-blowing performance which patches up for the flaws in the movie and all the rant critics had about being inspired from dozens of Hollywood movies. We truly have an actor who is dedicated and perfection is his ultimate goal.
Undoubted the movie is inspired from E. T, Independence Day, Forrest Gump, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and Jack but doesn't appear force-fit and nicely blend into actual storyline. It appears that Rakesh Roshan and Hritik Roshan acted as perfect reality- check for each other. Roshan's should be lauded for the risk they undertook and it has paid off indeed.
As in E. T., I was expecting the alien to steal the show - but I guess Hritik proved to be strong competitor.
Rekha fulfills her dream of being Hritik's mother (which she claimed at Awards shows, a few years ago!). And Rakesh Roshan must have fulfilled his dream of playing screen-father. Preity Zinta was good.
Songs always have been the forte' of Rakesh Roshan movie - thanks to brother Rajesh Roshan. This time around Chitra gets a break. Dances need a special mention.
SFX are okay - by Bollywood standards. And Johnny Lever needs a major overhaul - please learn a thing or two from Paresh Rawal.
With stupendous success of KMG, I was expecting a trend of sci-fi movies in Bollywood but I guess the hamlet still fears to tread the path less-traveled.
Rejoice - we have had a beginning..... and a good one!
Hello, I am white and English, and this is the first Indian film I have seen. I would not usually watch them, but chanced upon a trailer on the SONY Asian channel. I enjoyed the film so much I bought the DVD. I have never seen or heard of the actors/actresses and never seen a 'Bollywood' film, but I'm glad I saw this one, I was highly entertained all the way through. I enjoyed the cinematpgraphy, the singing and dancing was bizarre, but fun, and even though I don't understand Hindi (although now I know a few words!) They speak English enough to get the jist. I also noticed the Indian people on this film are more theatrical than white folks, their facial expressions, body language and gesturing tell a story on their own. The only faults I found were continuity and the young girl with the bobbed hair seemed to disappear from the group of kids part way through. Oh and Preitty Zinta is Divine! Good luck!
This is a thoroughly entertaining movie (except for the melodramatic scenes in the end) and Hrithik shines in the role of a mentally challenged boy. I have enjoyed the songs, the gravity-defying dances by Hrithik and how well Hrithik has captured the mannerisms of a mentally challenged boy. Some people might compare it to a range of Hollywood films, but let's just appreciate that a different sort of movie has been attempted and for goodness sake let's just enjoy it. This is a great family movie and a great treat presented by Rakesh Roshan.
If you watch Koi Mil Gaya with an open mind with no expectations, it's a really good movie. It isn't made too well and has loads of glitches, but movies are made for the sake of entertainment and this entertains. There are parts where you cant stop laughing and exciting parts as well. Hrithik Roshan has acted remarkably well in this movie. Although the plot line isn't original and some parts are copied from various Hollywood movies, it is an enjoyable movie with good music (although it could have done without 'Haila Haila') and it was basically just plain fun. Worth a watch.
Koi Mil Gaya is a nice film for the entire family, but mostly for children. Not much does it offer to adults. It does not mean the film is bad or something, I really enjoyed it for being a very well-made movie, but it's just not a film anyone would want to watch twice. To its credit, this is one of the only sci-fi films made in Hindi cinema, and it has succeeded as such. It benefits from great music, effective special effects, but above all, Hrithik Roshan's extraordinary performance as a mentally disabled young man. It also has lovely appearances from other actors, including Preity Zinta's light yet great portrayal of a modern young woman who learns to communicate with Hrithik's Rohit, and Rekha's moving act of his mother who is in a daily struggle with her son's defect. But these ladies succeed because they are two actresses of great screen presence. Otherwise the film was clearly made by Rakesh Roshan for his son. I frankly get a bit angered that all three of his films starring his son did not give any notable scope to other actors but were mainly created to promote Hrithik. The film is considered to be revolutionary, while clearly it is not. We had Mr India in 1987 which was in my view better at its time. Koi Mil Gaya is similar to E.T, but frankly pales in comparison. This Jaadoo, while a sweet creature, is plastic. BTW, he can't act (just kidding!). Anyway, the film is worth watching for its innovative concept and light, endearingly childish script.
Just came back from seeing this film on opening day after waiting four months....and can say it was definitely worth the wait. The acting is top-notch -- Rekha is wonderful as the mother, Hrithik pulls off his character with aplomb, Preity does a splendid job as the new girl in town, and Johnny Lever has never been funnier. Even the super six do a great job! The story reworks elements from the Mahabharata into an ET-/Close Encounters-style science film story. All the production elements are terrific: music score, song-and-dance numbers (including a wonderful homage to Singing in the Rain), camerawork, lighting, and -- yes -- the spaceship special effects. One particularly amazing dance sequence has Hrithik cavorting with his own shadow. An instant classic that we'll be talking about for years to come. Congrats to all involved!
"Koi... Mil Gaya" is a step in the right direction for Hrithik Roshan and Bollywood in general. The former finally has found another role since "Fiza" that is worthy of his talent, a role that's neither purely fluff in a likewise fluff or worse film (AMALL,YAADEIN,MDK...) or a crass miscast (MPKDH), and the latter steps into new territory concerning suitable subjects and use of modern sfx. Both are rewarded with a superhit as a result. The film is not doing as well in UK and US as in India where it's on target to leave K3G, Devdas, Lagaan and KNPH behind. The reason is most likely that NRIs are more familiar with Hollywood films which KMG is a copy of, and stick more to mushy family/romance/love-potboilers than new Hollywood like experiments coming from the motherland. The usual description of KMG as a mix of "E.T." and "Forrest Gump" is mostly correct. The film adopts many ideas from "E.T." beyond the concept of an alien landing on earth and making friends with kids. It also borrows from several other Hollywood films. That's somewhat irritating if you are familiar with these films, but fortunately the indianisation and mixing has been done quite nicely, and there is enough material around that does not immediately ring a bell and looks fresh. Also irritating is the product placement, a necessary evil, it seems, to co-finance such a big film without banks or the Bollywood mafia. Technically the film is clearly above average for Bollywood and some of the sfx are near Hollywood quality. The alien can't compete with the original E.T.. It's too plastic and artificial for that, but it grew on me nonetheless. The wire (removal) effects in Bollywood films are usually amateurish and blatantly unrealistic. In KMG they look pretty professional, even when they are obvious (in the song "Idhar Chala") and help create a magical mood. (The song "Idhar Chala" is a little gem, by the way, an instant classic, that will surely get awards for best choreography next year.) The CGI birds look pretty fake on the other hand, and the integration of the CGI for the spaceship's landing crater is halfbaked with incorrect 3D perspective and visible seams. The performances are quite good throughout, but the film clearly belongs to Hrithik Roshan from start to finish. As a boy in a man's body he delivers a performance that can compete with good work from any actor anywhere. Award nominations galore next year are a certainty and wins hardly less. It's the kind of performance that triggers a reevaluation of what someone can and should do and it will hopefully bring him lots of good role offers beyond the stereotypical loverboy with biceps that shakes a leg before he walks into the sunset with his dulhan. KMG is quite enjoyable, not only for kids, and it will have its place in the history of Bollywood as a film that made a difference. And that is a nice achievement.
Rakesh Roshan after launching Hrithik in KNPH(2000) re-launched him
literally with KOI MIL GAYAA 3 years later
The film seems inspired from ET and reminds us of FOREST GUMP, SPIDERMAN.etc but the film has strong emotional quotient which works in it's favour
You have the 90's type comedians, too much dance, some romance and a lot superficial scenes
Yet the first half is full of fun, the scenes where Hrithik are bullied, all the scenes were he is in distress move you Even his scenes with Preity are good while Rekha and he too have several good scenes
The interval point introduces Jadoo here things look too fake compared to ET like him uttering crap Hindi words but you forgive such things in Hindi Movies The film does drag towards the climax and the film is ended too too fast
Direction by Rakesh Roshan is the best in dramatics Music is good
Hrithik lives his role to the T, in fact for most of the film you forget you're watching Hrithik but Rohit instead He is brilliant in emotions, comedy and everything This film was a turning point in his flagging career Preity too does a decent job, though there are some scenes where she does her usual annoying shouting Amongst kids Hansika is a delight, so is the Jatt guy and the others Johny is funny Mukesh Rishi is alright Prem Chopra hams as usual, Rajiv Verma is as usual too Rajat Bedi is good in his part Rekha excels, Rakesh Roshan is good in a cameo
An Indian version of E.T.(1982) would be particularly outstanding
Hrithik Roshan plays an abnormal youngster who meets the alien The alien revives his mind and enhances it making him not wear glasses, jump higher than Spiderman, extra-intelligent and a superb basketball player
This film does impress and was India's first go at the science fiction genre There are also six kids who act as Roshan's friend Roshan's father plays a cameo in this film Only Rekha could have done Roshan's role with such sympathy
Hrithik Roshan, Rekha and Preity Zinta leave their mark with this film Rajat Bedi is impressing as an annoyed young man who is jealous of very attraction to Zinta Prem Chopra is convincing Mukesh Rishi has done a good job Johny Lever is funny
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
A middle class family Ranjit and Sonia live in rural India. Ranjit
wants to pursue his career on studying and researching on heavenly
creatures. His life consists of telescopes, computers and various
communicating devices. He believes in Om and keeps transmitting this
sound to various places and believes someone someday will respond to
this sound. And one day, he does get a response.
When he disclose this, he is humiliated by his colleagues. A earthquake occurs someday later which kills him, destroys his house. Sonia is saved and delivered a baby boy. This boy is born with serious mental disabilities. The child is named Rohit. Rohit grows up only physically but not mentally. He is always made fun by his classmates. Then one day something happens which changes his life for better.
A spaceship lands near his house and one of the commuter is left out when the spaceship takes off. Now this alien becomes the new friend of Rohit, but according to the State, this is a crime. The government tries to take the alien away, and Rohit decides to send the alien back to its planet. Will he be able to do it? Or the alien will remain as a research object in this planet?
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