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Koi... Mil Gaya is a 2003 Bollywood movie, starring Hrithik Roshan and Priety Zinta. A Career Resurrection for Hrithik Roshan and Bollywood's second movie based on aliens after 1967’s Wahan Ke Log.

The film is about a mentally disabled student Rohit who inadvertently summons a spaceship, leaving behind an alien named Jadoo who befriends him.

The film was highly acclaimed and commercially successful in India, spawning the Krrish franchise.


Koi... Mil Gaya contains examples of:

  • An Aesop:
    • Show respect and compassion to those weaker than you.
    • Never demean and insult your students.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Raj and his friends still decide to harass Rohit at the end. Too bad, Jadoo gives Rohit his powers back.
  • Actor Allusion: The geeky glasses Rohit wears are the same glasses Hrithik Roshan wore when playing the ultra-modern Raj in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai!.
  • Adults Are Useless: Raj's dad Harbans and his mother are unaware of there son's bullying behaviour.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Raj's attraction to Nisha is entirely onesided.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Sonia slaps Rohit for answering the alien signals because of the danger it poses.
  • Apology Gift: Nisha buys Rohit a cycle to replace the scooter Raj and his gang destroyed.
  • A Taste of Defeat: Rohit beats Raj and his undefeated basketball team.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: The UFO light appears at the start and causes the car crash which kills Sanjay. It reappears at the end as Jadoo returns Rohit's powers.
  • The Bet: Raj challenges Rohit to a basketball match and sets a term which requires Nisha to kiss the winner.
  • Break the Haughty: Raj and his gang are publicly humiliated by Rohit.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Rohit and Jadoo are separated forever, and Rohit becomes disabled again. However, Jadoo later restores Rohit's powers permanently, allowing him and Nisha to live happily ever after.
  • The Bully: Raj has no qualms about picking on Rohit, as does his gang.
  • Bullying the Disabled: Raj is a vicious bully to Rohit even though he's aware of Rohit's disability.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Raj and his basketball team wear yellow, a symbol of cowardice. Rohit's team wears red, a symbol of strength.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Raj begins to bully Rohit more after Rohit becomes friends with with Nisha.
  • Crowd Song: "It's Magic" which plays during the club scene.
  • Death by Cameo: Director Rakesh Roshan plays the doomed Sanjay Mehra.
  • De-Power: Rohit briefly loses his powers after Jadoo leaves.
  • Disappeared Dad: Rohit's dad dies less than ten minutes into the movie.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite his troubles, Rohit becomes a superpowered being and ends up with Nisha.
  • Entitled Bastard: Raj thinks he can get away with anything because he's the Collector's son.
  • Evil Is Petty: Rohit beats Raj in a race, so Raj and his gang beat him up and break his scooter.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sonia hates aliens due to the death of her husband. But after Jadoo cures Rohit disability, she's left indebted to him and urges Rohit to send him home for his safety.
  • Friend to All Children: Rohit gets along very well with his many child aged friends.
  • For the Evulz: Raj abuses Rohit out of annoyance over his childlike behaviour.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The basketball game that Nisha and Rohit attend is a set up for Raj and Rohit's match later in the movie.
    • When playfully arguing with Nisha at the party, Raj states that arguments make friendship stronger. This foreshadows the relationship between Nisha and Rohit, which turns from fighting to friendship.
  • First Kiss: Rohit and Nisha kiss twice during the song Haila Haila.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Raj primarily wears yellow and black, the colours of cowardice and evil as he's the villain. Rohit wears red and blue, colours symbolic of good as he's the hero.
  • Gossip Evolution: Raj's friend's gossip that Nisha and Rohit are in love, Raj then lies that he's engaged to Nisha to stop her and Rohit hanging out.
  • Humiliation Conga: After Rohit gets superpowers from Jadoo, things go from bad to worse for Raj.
  • Innocent Aliens: Jadoo means no harm to anyone.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Nisha tells Rohit she's his girlfriend, not realising he would take it seriously.
  • Ironic Echo: When Raj first encounters Rohit, he snaps his fingers at him. After Rohit gets superpowers, he snaps his fingers at Raj.
  • Inspirationally Disadvantaged: Rohit is developmentally disabled, but the hero.
  • Jerk Jock: Raj is a jerk who bullies Rohit multiple times.
  • Kick the Dog: Raj breaking Rohit's prized scooter after beating him up.
  • Love Confession: Rohit declares his love for Nisha in front of her parents.
  • Manchild: Rohit looks to be at least a young adult, but due to his disability has the mental capacity and innocence of a child and attends school with children much younger than him.
  • Mama Bear: Don't hurt Sonia Mehra's son.
  • Meaningful Echo: Jadoo says 'Thank You' to Rohit for returning him to his people. At the end, Rohit says 'Thank You' after Jadoo restores his powers.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Nisha's left guilt-ridden after learning that Rohit is mentally disabled and had only come to say sorry.
  • Never My Fault: Raj does not take any responsibility for his behaviour.
  • Nice Guy: Rohit Mehra is a lovely man with a heart of gold.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Raj spreads a fake rumour of him proposing to Nisha. Which results in Jadoo giving Rohit superpowers and Nisha falls in love with Rohit.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Rohit, gifted with superpowers, lets Raj and his gang have it when they intercept his rescue of Jadoo later in the film
    • A verbal example is Rohit's teacher Mathur, who's humiliated after Rohit displays his new intelligence and lectures him on his responsibilities.
    • The police beat Rohit senseless to take Jadoo.
  • Not Good with Rejection: After Nisha rejects his proposal. Raj responds by accusing her of having an affair with Rohit and kicks a table in frustration.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: A minor case, but Nisha dad does try to convince her not to pursue a relationship with Rohit due to his disability. Not realising he's been given superpowers.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Rohit's principal promotes him to the 7th standard at Sonia request.
    • Raj can be seen comforting his team after they lose the basketball match.
    • When first meeting Nisha, Raj's friends are cordial and welcoming.
  • Power at a Price: Jadoo has incredible powers that only work when there's sunlight.
  • Product Placement: Bournvita, Coca Cola, Honda bikes and Avon cycles.
  • Reality Ensues: Rohit reverts to his disabled self after Jadoo leaves, so the government doesn't prosecute him for helping Jadoo escape.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Inspector Khan, is lenient to Rohit's pranks and does not tolerate Raj's arrogant attitude. Although he has Rohit attacked, he only does it to take Jadoo and does give Rohit fair warning.
  • Running Gag: Rohit keeps on breaking Sukhwani windows.
  • Run or Die: Raj's gang have this option at the end after Rohit gets his powers back. They run.
  • Sadistic Choice: Rohit can hand Jadoo over to be experimented on by the authorities or send him back to his people and be disabled again. He chooses the latter.
  • Sadist Teacher: Mr Mathur insults Rohit into leaving his class.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Nisha falls in love with resident Nice Guy Rohit.
  • So Proud of You: Rohit's friends and family when he's felicitated for sending Jadoo home.
  • Sore Loser: Raj and his team are incensed over there loss at the match.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Rohit, bullied and abused by his peers, dishes out some well-deserved payback to his tormenters after he gets superpowers.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Raj is not a nice guy by any means, but his friends encourage his abuse of Rohit.
  • Threat Backfire: At the basketball match, Raj grins and flexes his muscles to intimidate Rohit. Then Rohit flexes his muscles and cue a mass Oh, Crap! from Raj and his buddies.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Nisha and her friends get one hell of a tongue lashing from Rohit's mother after beating him up.
    Raj: To be honest, Nisha, that crazy guy isn't at fault. The sight of you could drive anyone crazy.
    Nisha: Really, trying to flirt with me?
    Raj: Not at all. On rare occasions, the truth comes out.
    Monty: He won't get into mischief anymore. He's been given a solid punishment.
    Nisha: Well, he deserves that.
    Sonia: No, he deserves to be amongst you, he deserves to be educated like you, he deserves to be blessed with an adult mind like you, But my son isn't like you, because God hasn't made him like you. He's a youth, no doubt. But he has the brain of a child. A naive, innocent child. Who can't tell the difference between good and bad and you boys beat him up mercilessly and broke his scooter! Because you thought he was teasing this girl? He didn't come here to tease or harass you; he came to apologise to you. Look at this! He wanted to say he was sorry. Anyway, I can't hold this against you because you are new to this town. But Raj...? He knows everything. He used to be Rohit's classmate. Because he's normal, he moved ahead in life, and my son remained where he was. But you know something? I don't regret it at all! Because if normal people are like you, I'm glad my son is abnormal.
  • Unrequited Love: Rohit falls in love with Nisha; however, Nisha only sees him as a friend. Then Rohit becomes a superpowered being, and his new intelligence and kind nature leads to Nisha falling head over heels in love with him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Raj and his friends attacking Rohit's child aged friends leads to Jadoo being exposed and having to leave.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Although he's dead, Sanjay Mehra was correct that aliens existed and he had established contact with them.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Nisha and Raj have been friends since childhood. However, after she becomes friends with Rohit and realises Raj is a spoilt brat, she abandons him.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Rohit's friends and mother encourage him never to give up.


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