The Rakesh Roshan film will be re-released on August 4 in 30 cities.
Two decades ago, Koi... Mil Gaya hit the big screens and brought a shining gem to Indian cinema. The Rakesh Roshan directorial has Hrithik Roshan in the lead role, playing the role of Rohit, and the actor won hearts instantly with his performance. The film broke all the norms of what has conventionally been termed a film with all the ingredients of success and stood the test of time to be relevant for decades to come. On August 8, this year, Koi Mil Gaya will celebrate 20 years since its release, and PVR Inox is set to re-release the film on August 4 across 30 cities.
During an interaction with Pinkvilla, Rakesh Roshan shared his satisfaction at the enduring love the film continues to receive, emphasising how the initial risk of creating a science fiction movie centred around an alien paid off tremendously. He acknowledged the ongoing discussions surrounding the film in digital spaces and pop culture, noting the recreations of character dialogues, references to the alien character Jaadoo during alleged alien sightings, and various internet memes that have kept the film alive in people's minds.
Koi Mil Gaya also features Preity Zinta, Rekha, Johnny Lever, Rajat Bedi, Prem Chopra, and child artists Hansika Motwani and Anuj Pandit Sharma.
The film, a sci-fi musical, not only introduced India's first superhero film franchise, Krrish but also became the pioneer of a multi-genre story franchise that carries forward characters and storylines from its previous instalments. Rakesh Roshan's bold move to create a unique children's film with science fiction elements has not only stood the test of time but has also inspired a new generation of filmmakers to experiment with different genres and narratives.
As the re-release of Koi Mil Gaya approaches, the anticipation grows for a nostalgic cinematic experience that bridges the gap between generations and celebrates the enduring impact of this beloved film.