10 September, 2006


India's Bollywood has copied themes and stories from many Hollywood films before; but few have had such success as Rajesh Roshan's scifi: 'Koi Mil Gaya': (2003); which is inspired by the 1982 Spilelberg film: E.T: The Extra-Terrestial. Incidentally, it's said E.T itself, was in fact, inspired by a script, by the Internationally renowned Indian-Bengali film director - the late Satyajit Ray!

Koi Mil Gaya has Jadoo, instead of E.T; Koi is a big hit here, just as it has been a super hit in many - Asian, African and other Middle Eastern countries. My two young sons are eagerly and impatiently waiting for the sequel to Koi: Kirrish; Kirrish has just been released. Just a point of note: Bollywoods Devdas is said to be one of the highest grossing films in Japan, ever! Talk of India rising! Is India the next super power? Or will it be China? Time.