Koi... Mil Gaya
Koi... Mil Gaya is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language sci-fi drama film directed by Rakesh Roshan and is the first installment in the Krrish franchise. The film, released on 8 August 2003, stars Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta alongside Rekha. Koi... Mil Gaya received the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, and was screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the NatFilm Festival in Denmark. The film won Best Film, Best Director (Rakesh Roshan), and Best Actor (Hrithik Roshan) through various major Bollywood award ceremonies, including the Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards. The film would go on to spawn 2 sequels—Krrish and Krrish 3—making it the first of the Krrish trilogy. It also spawned a spin-off children's TV series titled J Bole Toh Jadoo that aired on Nickelodeon India. The film's theme has parallels to the 1982 Hollywood classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as Satyajit Ray's The Alien—the story of which is actually said to have been the inspiration for E.T. However, director Roshan has stated that Koi... Mil Gaya is "not an Indian E.T.", as the story of an intellectually-disabled boy coming in contact with an alien appears to parallel The Alien much closer than it does E.T.
Scientist Dr. Sanjay Mehra (Rakesh Roshan), has created a computer from which he sends variations of the syllable om into space, hoping to attract extraterrestrial life. When he believes he has finally received a response, the scientific community mocks him. While driving home, an alien spacecraft appears overhead. Distracted, Sanjay drives off the road, causing the car to explode, killing him. His pregnant wife Sonia (Rekha), survives with injuries and from Canada, returns to her home, to India. When her son Rohit (Hrithik Roshan) is born, he is mentally disabled due to an injury he received in the accident as a fetus. Sonia learns that although surgery is the only solution to Rohit's disability, but it could result in paralysis or death. Not wanting to lose her only remaining relation and sign of her husband, she raises him in the town of Kasauli, where he grows up to be a man of limited intellect.