Koi... Mil Gaya

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Koi... Mil Gaya
Theatrical poster
Directed byRakesh Roshan
Produced byRakesh Roshan
Written byJaved Siddiqui
Screenplay bySachin Bhowmick
Rakesh Roshan
Honey Irani
Robin Bhatt
Story byRakesh Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Rajat Bedi
Johnny Lever
Prem Chopra
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
Budget17 crore[1]
Box officeest. 79.2 crore[2]

Koi... Mil Gaya (English: Found Someone) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language science fiction film directed by Rakesh Roshan. It is the first installment in the Krrish franchise. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles with Rekha playing an important supporting role. Initially, Aishwarya Rai was offered the role of Nisha. After she declined, the role went to Zinta.[3] The film was released on 8 August 2003. It was shot in Kasauli, Nanital, Bhimtal and in Canada.[4]

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 garnered the Best Picture, Best Director (Rakesh Roshan) and Best Actor for (Hrithik Roshan) ans awards in all major award ceremonies of 2003 including the Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, Screen Awards, etc. It spawned two sequels — Krrish and Krrish 3 — making it the first of the Krrish trilogy. It also spawned a spin-off animation-cum-live-action series titled J Bole Toh Jadoo that aired on Nickelodeon India.[5] The film's theme has parallels to both the 1982 Hollywood hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial[6] and the 1960s story that E.T. itself was said to have been inspired by, The Alien by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.[7] Director Roshan has stated that Koi... Mil Gaya is "not an Indian E.T."[8] The story of a intellectually disabled boy coming in contact with an alien appears to parallel The Alien more closely than 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 Mehra (Hrithik Roshan) is born, he is mentally disabled due to an injury he received in the accident while a fetus. Sonia learns that although surgery is the only solution to Rohit's disability it could result in paralysis or death. Not wanting to lose her only remaining relative, she raises him in the town of Kasauli, where he grows up to be a man of limited intellect.

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 friend, Raj (Rajat Bedi), and his buddies to attack Rohit and break his scooter. Rohit's mother chastises Nisha and Raj for assaulting Rohit. 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 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's friendship with Rohit so bullies him and spreads a fake rumor 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 uses his powers, derived from sunlight, to enhance Rohit's mind. The next morning, Rohit finds himself with a clear vision; he later solves a 10th standard mathematics problem, surprising his mathematics teacher and 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 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 kick the ball into the bully's face as Jadoo returns Rohit's powers permanently. Rohit and Nisha thank Jadoo and live a peaceful life thereafter.



The film's soundtrack was first released in June 2003 by Saregama.[9] The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan, and the lyrics were by Dev Kohli. The song "Idhar Chala" is based on "Sueños", a South American song, and the songs "In Pancchiyon" and "Jadoo" were based on "Trans-Europe Express" by Kraftwerk.[citation needed] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 21,00,000 units sold, the film's soundtrack album was the year's fourth highest-selling.[10]

Koi... Mil Gaya: The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack
1."Koi Mil Gaya"K. S. Chithra, Udit Narayan7:14
2."Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala"Alka Yagnik, 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

Critical reception[edit]

Koi... Mil Gaya received positive reviews from critics and was declared a "blockbuster" by Indian Box office. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 75% 'Certified Fresh'.[11] 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".



Award Category Recipient
51st National Film Awards Best Film on Other Social Issues Rakesh Roshan[12]
Best Choreography Farah Khan for Idhar Chala
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media[13]
49th Filmfare Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan
Best Director
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Best Actor Critics
Best Choreography Farah Khan for Idhar Chala
Star Screen Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan
Best Director
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Best Choreography Farah Khan for Idhar Chala
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media
Apsara Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan
Best Director
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media
5th IIFA Awards Best Director Rakesh Roshan
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Best Song Recording Satish Gupta
Best Sound Recording Jeetendra Chaudhary
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media
10th IIFA Awards Director of the Decade Rakesh Roshan
Bollywood Movie Awards Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Critics Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress Rekha
Best Choreography Farah Khan
Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media
Zee Cine Awards Best Film Rakesh Roshan
Best Director
Best Actor Hrithik Roshan
Superstar of the Year (Female) Preity Zinta
Best Choreography Ganesh Hegde for Its Magic
Best Special Effects Bimmini Special Effects Studio
Digital Art Media

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Koi...Mil Gaya to recover cost in first week". The Times of India. 6 August 2003.
  2. ^ "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  3. ^ "You refused that film? | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Bollywood Movie Koi Mil Gaya Shooting Location". www.bollylocations.com. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Nick's Jadoo initiative is titled 'J Bole toh Jadoo'". www.afaqs.com.
  6. ^ Boyhood and the alien: E.T. and Koi Mil Gaya Archived 22 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ John Newman (17 September 2001). "Satyajit Ray Collection receives Packard grant and lecture endowment". University of California, Santa Cruz. Archived from the original on 4 November 2005.
  8. ^ "'Koi... Mil Gaya is not an Indian E.T.'". www.rediff.com.
  9. ^ "Koi...Mil Gaya (Saregama)". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  10. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  11. ^ "Koi... Mil Gaya (I Found Someone)".
  12. ^ "Munnabhai MBBS wins National Film Award". Rediff.com. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2009.
  13. ^ Awards Internet Movie Database.

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