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Koi... mil gaya, a review by Tom

Title: Koi... mil gaya
Year: 2003
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Rating: FSK-6
Length: 166 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Stereo, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: German

Hrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Prem Chopra
Rajiv Verma

Rakesk Roshan's Kol Mil Gaya is the story of Rohit Mehra (Hrithik Roshan) who shows the world that friendship is truly universal. Sanjay Mehra (Rakesh Roshan) is a scientist obsessed with establishing contact with extraterrestrial life. He invents many innovative gadgets till he finally succeeds in creating a computer that can transmit messages to space.

His foresight becomes reality when as a response to his signals, a spaceship is sighted in the sky. But before Sanjay can enjoy his success, his wife Sonia (Rekha) and he meet with a horrific accident where Sonia survives but Sanjay loses his life.

Sanjay's son Rohit is born, a mentally challenged child who faces ridicule in every phase of his life. His lone companion is Nisha (Preity Zinta) whose compassion draws her towards Rohit.

One day Rohit discovers his father's old computer and calls Nisha to help him use it. Both of them are completely fascinated by the images and instructions that appear on the screen and relentlessly experiment with the gadget, not realizing the impact this would have.

The whole town witnesses a blackout and a bizarre phenomenon... in an incandescent glowing sky... a colossal spaceship is sighted. However, more strange findings were in store for Rohit's town - a pair of footprints not belonging to man or animal is found. What do Rohit and Nisha find out? Is danger lurking somewhere close? A nation holds its breath...

'Kol Mil Gaya' is the first sci-fi film made in Hindi, with the finest special effects ever created in Indian cinema. With 'Kol Mil Gaya', Rakesh Roshan has once again created history after the phenomenal success of 'Kaho Naa - Pyaar Hai', which catapulted Hrithik Roshan to dizzying heights.

Filmfare Awards2004WonBest Actor AwardHrithik Roshan
Filmfare Awards2004NominatedBest Actress AwardPreity Zinta
Filmfare Awards2004WonBest Choreography AwardFarah Khan
Filmfare Awards2004WonBest Movie Award
Filmfare Awards2004NominatedBest Music Director AwardRajesh Roshan
Filmfare Awards2004NominatedBest Supporting Actress AwardRekha
Filmfare Awards2004WonCritics Award for Best PerformanceHrithik Roshan
IIFA Awards2004WonBest ActorHrithik Roshan
IIFA Awards2004WonBest DirectorRakesh Roshan

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My Thoughts:
I have watched again "Koi... mil gaya". I wanted to show it to my brother. First he was not keen on it because of the length. I made him a deal then. Bollywood movies (at least the ones I have seen so far), have an intermission almost exactly halfway through, which nicely divides the story into two parts. At that point it would easily be possible to cut the movie into two separate movies. I said to my brother, that if he doesn't like the first part, we stop. And if he likes it, we will continue with the second part later on. We have watched the second part today :)
I still enjoyed the movie just as much as the first time around. In my first review I said, that the songs were forgettable. I do not agree with that statement anymore. I really enjoyed them this time around, except for one. As a matter of fact I purchased now the song "Koi mil gaya" on iTunes. I liked this one the best of the bunch.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on July 11th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Gia, a review by goodguy

   Gia (1998)
Written by: Jay McInerney & Michael Cristofer
Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl, Faye Dunaway
DVD: R2-DE Warner/HBO (2008)

My rating:

IMDb summary: Fact-based story of top fashion model Gia Marie Carangi follows her life from a rebel working in her father's diner at age 17 to her death in 1986 at age 26 from AIDS, one of the first women in America whose death was attributed to the disease. In between, she followed a downward spiral of drug abuse and failed relationships.

Wow. I've seen this many years ago and I didn't remember it was that bad. The movie tells Gia's story as a sort-of cautionary tale, interspersing a series of vignettes with fake interview snippets. A very dated "stylish" look, sex scenes in Playboy softcore manner, and a heavy-handed but insubstantial approach of the subject make this a thoroughly boring affair. As a punk girl turned supermodel, Jolie is fun to watch in the early parts, but that's about it.

Overall, a nice reminder that HBO once was just another crappy cable outlet and that the channel's foray into high quality TV didn't start before around 2000.

On the other hand, I might be entirely wrong - a look at the award wins and nominations on IMDb is mind-boggling.

DVD Notes

There are two versions of this movie, an R-rated one and an Unrated one with slightly extended sex scenes. The new German DVD contains the latter, and it's rated FSK-12. The same UK DVD is rated 18.

(From goodguy's Watch Log on June 15th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

The Flash Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

The Flash Marathon

Image: Barry Allen and his father... a retired cop... on the case.

Episode 6 - Sins of the Father
Brothers of the badge. Ex-cop Henry Allen may dismiss son Barry's modern police ways, but that's before Barry nails an escaped con who targets his dad. Henry has one question, though: Who's this Flash guy?

Guest Stars:
Paul Koslo as Johnny Ray Hix
Priscilla Pointer as Nora Allen
M. Emmet Walsh as Henry Allen
Mike Genovese as Lt. Warren Garfield
Richard Kuss as Pete Donello

My Thoughts:
This is a great episode... definitely one of my favorites. Barry's father finally shows some respect for what Barry does.

My Rating:

(From The Flash Marathon on April 11th, 2010)