Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Hrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Rekha
Johny Lever
Mukesh Rishi.
Directors
Rakesh Roshan.
Screenwriters
Rakesh Roshan.
Running Time
172 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Hitman: Agent 47
2 Star Empire Rating
Barely Lethal
3 Star Empire Rating
Addicted To Sheep
4 Star Empire Rating
45 Years
4 Star Empire Rating
We Are Your Friends
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Man With A Movie Camera
5 Star Empire Rating
Salt Of The Earth, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Song Of The Sea
5 Star Empire Rating
Look Of Silence, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road
5 Star Empire Rating

Koi... Mil gaya
The first Bollywood sci-fi film complete with aliens and dance routines.


submit to reddit


Plot
A mentally-challenged child, after facing ridicule and torment, finds solace with extra-terrestrials.


Review
Rakesh Roshan's formula-breaking effort, which banishes the traditional notion of musical romances, is the first Bollywood sci-fi film complete with aliens and dance routines. In an uncharacteristic performance, Hrithik Roshan plays a mentally-challenged child who, after facing ridicule and torment, finds solace with extra-terrestrials.

The plot - local town witnesses spaceship landing, young boy befriends marooned alien - makes nods towards Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and E.T., but what renders it distinctive (and affecting) is that each stylish segment is suffused with its own atmosphere. For example, when a boy faces scorn from a teacher, but wins a basketball match against all odds, the sequence combines tremendous emotional appeal with a sizeable suspension of disbelief. The most novel Bollywood movie of the year.


Verdict
A Bollywood film that mines truly new territory is always something to be commended, and this has made a leap (or is that one small step?) of light years.


Reviewed by Omar Ahmed

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)