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Merry Christmas :)

Tonight Koi Mil Gaya was on TV and I had to watch it ... even though I knew beforehand that it is not a normal Bollywood movie I like to watch.

Rohit (Hrithik Rohan) is a young man whose IQ is lower than a 7th grader. His father (Rakesh Rohan) was a brilliant scientist and musician who died in a car wreck in which also his mother (Rekha) was. She was pregnant with Rohit and the accident injured the unborn baby, thus resulting in Rohit's mentally retarded condition.
All of this changes when Jadoo, a little blue, fish-faced alien, arrives on the scene. While Rohit and his friends (all kids) try to hide the little blue fish from the big bad adults, a young woman, Nisha (Preity Zinta) arrives in town and after a few quarrels, befriends Rohit.

Up till there it was still enjoyable to watch. The songs are nothing to write home about but they have a jolly tune and it is kind of cute to see Rohit stumbling through the picturizations. Unfortunately, from here the movie goes downhill. Jadoo uses his magic fish-fingers to raise Rohit's IQ and turns him into a hip and super-empowered hottie who falls in love with Nisha. From here the whole thing turns from E.T. to Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Die Hard on steroids. The movie wanted to cover too many genres all at once and failed miserably.

High-lights: Hrithik's portrayal of mentally-retarded Rohit. He was adorable and cute. He brought across the helplessness of a child trapped in a man's body who is ridiculed because he is who is and cannot understand why ppl are so nasty to him.
Rekha!!! The grand dame (second to Jaya Bachchan) really showed why she is still cast in movies. Even though her lines were mediocre at best, she delivered them with a heartache of a woman who has not only to raise her son alone as a widow but also has to suffer through the ridicule her son experiences (and doesn't understand). Brava!
scottishlass: (Default)
Merry Christmas :)

Tonight Koi Mil Gaya was on TV and I had to watch it ... even though I knew beforehand that it is not a normal Bollywood movie I like to watch.

Rohit (Hrithik Rohan) is a young man whose IQ is lower than a 7th grader. His father (Rakesh Rohan) was a brilliant scientist and musician who died in a car wreck in which also his mother (Rekha) was. She was pregnant with Rohit and the accident injured the unborn baby, thus resulting in Rohit's mentally retarded condition.
All of this changes when Jadoo, a little blue, fish-faced alien, arrives on the scene. While Rohit and his friends (all kids) try to hide the little blue fish from the big bad adults, a young woman, Nisha (Preity Zinta) arrives in town and after a few quarrels, befriends Rohit.

Up till there it was still enjoyable to watch. The songs are nothing to write home about but they have a jolly tune and it is kind of cute to see Rohit stumbling through the picturizations. Unfortunately, from here the movie goes downhill. Jadoo uses his magic fish-fingers to raise Rohit's IQ and turns him into a hip and super-empowered hottie who falls in love with Nisha. From here the whole thing turns from E.T. to Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Die Hard on steroids. The movie wanted to cover too many genres all at once and failed miserably.

High-lights: Hrithik's portrayal of mentally-retarded Rohit. He was adorable and cute. He brought across the helplessness of a child trapped in a man's body who is ridiculed because he is who is and cannot understand why ppl are so nasty to him.
Rekha!!! The grand dame (second to Jaya Bachchan) really showed why she is still cast in movies. Even though her lines were mediocre at best, she delivered them with a heartache of a woman who has not only to raise her son alone as a widow but also has to suffer through the ridicule her son experiences (and doesn't understand). Brava!
scottishlass: (Default)
Merry Christmas :)

Tonight Koi Mil Gaya was on TV and I had to watch it ... even though I knew beforehand that it is not a normal Bollywood movie I like to watch.

Rohit (Hrithik Rohan) is a young man whose IQ is lower than a 7th grader. His father (Rakesh Rohan) was a brilliant scientist and musician who died in a car wreck in which also his mother (Rekha) was. She was pregnant with Rohit and the accident injured the unborn baby, thus resulting in Rohit's mentally retarded condition.
All of this changes when Jadoo, a little blue, fish-faced alien, arrives on the scene. While Rohit and his friends (all kids) try to hide the little blue fish from the big bad adults, a young woman, Nisha (Preity Zinta) arrives in town and after a few quarrels, befriends Rohit.

Up till there it was still enjoyable to watch. The songs are nothing to write home about but they have a jolly tune and it is kind of cute to see Rohit stumbling through the picturizations. Unfortunately, from here the movie goes downhill. Jadoo uses his magic fish-fingers to raise Rohit's IQ and turns him into a hip and super-empowered hottie who falls in love with Nisha. From here the whole thing turns from E.T. to Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Die Hard on steroids. The movie wanted to cover too many genres all at once and failed miserably.

High-lights: Hrithik's portrayal of mentally-retarded Rohit. He was adorable and cute. He brought across the helplessness of a child trapped in a man's body who is ridiculed because he is who is and cannot understand why ppl are so nasty to him.
Rekha!!! The grand dame (second to Jaya Bachchan) really showed why she is still cast in movies. Even though her lines were mediocre at best, she delivered them with a heartache of a woman who has not only to raise her son alone as a widow but also has to suffer through the ridicule her son experiences (and doesn't understand). Brava!

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