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Koi Mil Gaya
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan, Rajat Bedi, Johnny Lever
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq, Dev Kohli, and Nasir Faraaz
Singers: Udit Narayan, Chitra, Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Kavita, Taz, Adnan Sami, Preeti Uttam, and Baby Sneha
Audio On: Sa Re Ga Ma    Number of Songs: 8
Album Released on: 11 June 2003
Reviewed by: Anish Khanna  - Rating: 5.0 / 10
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After the stupendous success of "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai", papa Roshan wanted to make something a little

hatke from the standard fare for his beta Hrithik. So - Papa Roshan thought to venture into the science fiction genre. And just to make sure that beta doesn´t get overshadowed by some 3-foot alien, he has Hrithik playing a mentally-challenged boy for the first time. It´s great that papa is so concerned about his son, but in his quest to make the perfect film, papa left out a big part of what went to make KNPH a success - music! Rajesh Roshan gets away with murder in an album that has only one tune with repeat value.

That tune (for those that have missed the trailor) is the title song. Udit Narayan and Chitra have a good time with this romantic ditty, and for a change Chitra is given something that is a little bit more vocally comfortable than "Armaan" and "Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon". A hummable tune PLUS lyrics to match - this is what a hit song is all about.

Unfortunately, it´s downhill from here. "Idhar Chala Mein Udhar Chala" has a sensuous overtone - but nonetheless - the Alka Yagnik

and Udit Narayan song is nothing to write home about. Worse still is their other duet "Haila Haila". This number seems to have fallen off the train of 80´s Jeetendra-Sridevi films. Yes, Uncle Roshan, I am comparing you to Bappi Lahiri.

"En Panchiyon" is soft in the sense of "Kyon Chalti Hain Pawaan" from KNPH - and is probably the second best tune on the album thanks to a catchy chorus and Shaan and Kavita´s apt vocals.

"Jaadu Jaadu" is situational at best. It appears in two versions - Udit Narayan and Adnan Sami share the "magic" with Alka Yagnik in each respective version. Even Adnan´s throaty vocals are unable to boost this number or make it stand out.

Speaking of "Magic", Taz guest stars on the album singing probably the most bland number I´ve heard him sing in terms of rhythm and music. Still - I´m sure that with Hrithik flexing his muscles and dancing skills, the number is sure to be a hit.

It´s sad that in an album of such status for such a big budget venture, the Roshan brothers have had to resort to young Hrithik to make the music come alive with his presence in the film. If the album is a potential hit at all, it will be due only to the song picturizations and Hrithik Roshan himself. If this album was for a film of unknown stars, it would be forgotten before you could say "Koi Mil Gaya".

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