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Sneak preview: Koi... Mil Gaya

R Swaminathan | August 06, 2003 23:49 IST

Positives

  • Hrithik Roshan's performance. He's endearing. You see Rohit, a mentally challenged adult, on screen, not Hrithik Roshan the superstar.
  • Novel storyline. How often do you see Bollywood tread the path of science fiction where the protagonist is not a supernormal hulk capable of everything under the sun?
  • Superb locales. It is eye-soothing for an urban audience weary of smoke belchers and logjams.
  • Screenplay and dialogues. The latter are conversational, the jokes are something you would normally find the funny man in your office or class cracking.
  • The songs. Rajesh Roshan's music wafts into your ears and stays there for a long time.
  • The kids who double up as Rohit's friends. Their comic timing is spontaneous and they blend integrally with the story.

Negatives

  • Jaadu aka the little blue thing that director Rakesh Roshan was tomtoming. A big letdown. It is plasticky and does not exude life. Not a patch on the believable aliens Hollywood regularly dishes out.
  • The spaceship. Can't believe they hired Independence Day special effects guys for this.
  • Production quality. Glitches that stand out like a sore thumb, especially when the cops and scientists try and succeed in capturing Jaadu.
  • Preity Zinta's outfits. They are skimpy all right, but you are left wondering what is there that the friendly neighbourhood tailor could not have done.
  • Rekha's character. For all her love for Rohit, her passivity is a dampener. She keeps oscillating between the traditional Bollywood sob sob sniff sniff mother and the new-age mom who supports her son through thick and thin.
  • Prem Chopra as the collector of Kasauli, Mukesh Rishi as the honest cop, and Johnny Lever as the loud Sindhi constable.

In sum

A film well worth watching. Hrithik alone is worth the price of your ticket.

Look out for R Swaminathan's complete review of Koi... Mil Gaya on rediff.com in a few hours.



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Number of User Comments: 20




Sub: good

one of the best filim of hritic


Posted by vineed





Sub: Best

this movie KMG, is one of the best in Indian cinema. So what if it shows the sci fi the digital way. Cool locations, well ...


Posted by Pam





Sub: Major Let down

the movie is just too boring and stretching, all the actors were hamming their roles, even Hrithik was over-acting at times, Preity Zinta hardly had ...


Posted by Sunel





Sub: movie is fantastic

hrithiks action is superb no one in bollywood can do better than him in this film


Posted by nani





Sub: kmg

koi mil gaya is an indian sci-fi movie.hardly 20% of the indians watch english movies and understand them.for the local indian jadoo is itself a ...


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