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Koi... Mil Gaya, a review by dfmorgan


Koi... Mil Gaya


Year: 2003
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Cast: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
Overview: Rakesh Roshan’s Koi 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.

Watched: 23rd Apr 2011
My Thoughts: Overall I enjoyed this. The first half detailed the mentally challenged Rohit's (Hrithik Roshan) trials and tribulations leading to a close friendship with Nisha (Preity Zinta), a visitor from out-of-town. However the second half is a version of E.T., there were some differences between the two but overall was very similar to the original. Even with this though I still found it enjoyable.

My Rating: An enjoyable 3



(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on April 24th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

The Karate Kid, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: The Karate Kid
Year: 2010
Director: Harald Zwart
Rating: PG
Length: 140 Min.

Stars:
Jaden Smith
Jackie Chan
Taraji P. Henson
Wenwen Han
Rongguang Yu

Plot:
12-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

My Thoughts:
My brother downloaded this movie to watch with Brittany (I don't normally like to do this but he always does it)... since it was a very good copy and I been anxious to see this one I had him send it over to my computer last night. Especially after Brittany giving it a full 5 star rating yesterday.

I don't know what to say about this movie that hasn't already been said. Was a remake needed? No... but we have it so may as well give it a chance. And I am glad I did as I did enjoy it very much. I wouldn't say it is a 5 Star movie... but it is definitely well above average and worth watching. I have seen people complain about Jaden Smith.... and how he is in movies do to his famous father. But even if that is the reason he is there... that don't take away from his talent as I feel he did a fine job. This is the first thing I ever seen him in... but I did enjoy watching him

Sure... the title can put you off... and maybe it would have been better to make it a movie of it's own instead of making it a remake of The Karate Kid. But I can easily look past that and enjoy it for what it is. I thought Jackie Chan as Mr. Han was great. It did seem he played this one a little more seriously. But that is a good thing... the role called for it. If there was a character I didn't care for... I would have to say it was Dre's mother. She seemed a little out there to me personally. But I even liked her too... just my least favorite of the main characters.

Over-all it is a good, entertaining movie that I look forward to eventually add to my collection. hopefully sooner rather then later. I imagine it will get a good special edition treatment. At least I hope so.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From What Movies I Been Watching on July 21st, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich


DAMAGES - SEASON ONE - PILOT



First aired: 7/24/2007   
Attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin Arthur Frobisher. Hewes represents a group of employees that are suing Frobisher after he sold his company, leaving the employees devastated. Ellen is unaware that her best friend, Katie Connor, is working for Frobisher.


Thanks Jon, you were right!
This felt less like a 'pilot episode' and more like the beginning to a mini-series or film.
I was hooked from the beginning, a series that takes it's audience seriously with skilful writing and superb direction.
The slow-paced nature only adds to the tremendous suspense, I am at writing in a real 'WTF' is going to happen next trance-like state  :fingerchew:
Excellent plot twists and a great cast makes this a winner for me. I can even forgive Ted Danson being a star in it!
But this is Glenn Close's show. What a superb performance in the opener, so perfect a role for her perceived attitude fueled personna.
I cannot wait to get back to this series at the end of the marathon



(From My PILOT Marathon on May 19th, 2008)