KitesMay 21, 2010
A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.5/10 (4,036 voted)
Critic's Score: 62/100
Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori, Steven Michael Quezada
In the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, a mortally wounded man is left for dead in the heat of the desert sun. This is J. Once a street smart, carefree young guy. Now, a wanted man. As death looms, the only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha. A woman betrothed to another man, but surely destined for J. A woman who comes into his life like a bolt of lightning and changes it forever.
Writers: Rakesh Roshan, Robin Bhatt
Steven Michael Quezada
Gina B. Grover
Tony B. Grover
Mrs. B. Grover
Ronald Robert Hamilton
(as Ronald Hamilton)
Release Date: 21 May 2010
Filming Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Box Office Details
Budget: INR 600,000,000
Opening Weekend: $958,773
(23 May 2010)
(6 June 2010)
Did You Know?
Reliance BIG Pictures chairman Anil Ambani and co-producer Rakesh Roshan casually discussed their new movie with director Brett Ratner over a dinner. When Ratner saw the first cut, he suggested some ideas to re-edit the movie for international version. They finally requested him to do those correction and to release 'Kites' specially for U.S audience under his supervision.
This is GOLD, only watch the INTERNATIONAL English Version
I am not into dumb Musical movies, especially Bollywood ones and when I
got the Chance for Special screening of Kites, I simply turned down.
But I decided to give a try for it's International Version crafted by
the XMEN 3 LAST STAND director Brett Ratner.
I expected a mediocre typical Bollywood Stupid Musical Dance movie, but
this one broke the mold. This movie will be remembered as the
Trendsetter of Hindi films in the International Grounds.
It is a Rollar Coaster film, but with a Heart. I don't want to spoil
all the story but it reminds me some of the movies like Stallone/Sharon
Stone's Specialist, Mr & Mrs Smith, Bonnie & Clyde, even a Hindi film
Daud, but all those stands down in-front of Kites.
I don't know how the Hindi version would look like, how the
conservative audience react to Kites. With some Intense Physical scenes
and unique narration which really required for the story material, I
think this movie is going to be a "Love It or Hate It" category.
The thing I don't like in this movie is the Love story itself, because
it's too aimed for Female "Twilight" Audience who worships Romance.
Other than that it's a Total Adrenaline movie, with great cast and good
locations. The main leading man Hrithik Roshan I think is a well
trained actor, with great physique and fight/dance abilities. This
could be his "Enter The Dragon" in Hollywood.
Also I have to give credit for Brett Ratner for his experimental
Remixed version for the Movie. With no Reshoots, just with the Original
and unused material he made the perfect Crossover Product for an Asian
film. By hiring composer Graeme Revell the movie got a new dimension
and a fresh soul. The action scores and emotional themes heard in the
movie were so brilliant, it definitely going to be Graeme Revell's best
work after Daredevil and Freddy vs. Jason.
My recommendation only watch the International Cut. It's more cooler,
edgy and Real. It is much shorter than the Asian version I heard and
much stylish. Also it got no Dumb Song dance numbers (except the last
one, which was done brilliantly by lead actor Hrithik Roshan).
Anyway I give this movie 9 out of 10.
Kites = The Next Level