(PG, 1:32:30, Released 2010)
|Genres:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense|
|Release Date:||May 21, 2010|
|DVD Release Date:||Feb 15, 2011|
|Starring:||Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Nicholas Brown|
|Directed by:||Anurag Basu|
|Synopsis:||"Kites" is a compelling romantic saga that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments -- and unexpected betrayal.|
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January 24, 2014
Lemme just say that the leads are portrayed as being so blindingly and stereotypically attractive, that they just put me off. It is very stylish I suppose, but where's the substance? That being said, I was mildly entertained here. It was over the top of course, and I expect that with Bollywood, but the love story behind it just didn't pull me in as others have done. Too many cliches and unrealistic stuff happening here. I just didn't see the "effervescent charm" here RT claimed. I think there are way better Bollywood films out there.
June 15, 2010
The storyline is quite plain & simple, & is served so. The execution is so lame that you'd feel as if you're watching some ordinary love story. I'd rather re-watch Koyla which resembled the plot quite a lot.
I can understand if one person had overlooked this matter of hardly existent & barely appealing plot plus the way of telling it. But how come Hrithik, Rakesh Roshan & Anurag Basu, all 3 of them happened to okay this? It surprises me that Rakesh Roshan chose this project as Hrithik's vehicle to present before international audience. But what surprises me even more is the positive response it got from known international (okay, read "Hollywood" if you want to) critics!!! What did they enjoy in this movie? Okay, it was visually great, but that's it.
Talking about performances, Hrithik's expressions tend to get repetitious after a point, especially when he's with Barbara. Barbara is the best of the lot. She pulls off her part quite well, and has a pleasant screen presence. Kangana is hardly there. Unlike many, I didn't find Nicholas great either.
It's truly disappointing that one of the most awaited films of the year in Bollywood turned out to be a disastrous experience.
July 10, 2010
Watching this Indian movie Kites, reminds of only one thing, this was like a Bond movie, only in the Indian version.Mostly I am not into Indian movies, but Kites was different it brought a new breeze, the plot maybe usual and cliche and the story was quite melancholic but not excessive.The performances were good and the chemistry perfect. Hrithik Roshan could have been better in some scenes,and Barbara was GORGEOUS and her performance was okay. The director did a great job filming this out India"s conception. There they want some monkey dances and some nonsense romance, with opposition from parents and happy ending. That's why I liked Kites, I think it will take some more years, but they will grow out of it and start making good movies.
June 5, 2010
A love lost in translation yet found though car -flipping exploding passion.
fb1419615964May 25, 2010
I think Kites would have been a much better movie if the last 30 min of it was drastically different, to make it a more pleasant one. The film takes itself too seriously. A mistake for a film with typical bollywood farce foundation. Not to discredit the cool cinematography, action and direction style. And the lead pair is absolutely electric.
January 26, 2014
Kites is a fun little Indian flick. Filmed primarily in Las Vegas and Mexico Kites is a mix of Spanish Novella and Bollywood and it works surprisingly well. Though Kites offers nothing special it is a fun little romp that will entertain for its two hour runtime.
March 6, 2011
This was a great movie. I have very mixed feelings about the ending, but I can see why it was necessary.
March 1, 2011
Ashton Kutcher decides to be James Bond, but doesn't give up on his attempts on humor. Not a good thing. No no!
July 17, 2010
A good movie. U should understand english and able to read english subtitles for spanish. Good story. Some actions are less realistic though, like the cops chase, though it was nice overall and involving.
June 3, 2010
Good Time Pass, Thrilling!
My Subtitles were in Hindi so I felt exactly what Hritik Roshan was going through ^_^
Moral, Love has no Language & No Texting While Driving!
May 30, 2010
J and Linda are to fugitives on the run, one doesn't speak English the other doesn't understand Spanish, yet somehow they find their way across the Mexican dessert and manage to fall head over heals in love with each other. The funny thing is, the whole situation actually works, and it works really well. The intimate scenes are handle with care by Director Anurag Basu, its a very impressive international debut for him. The other plus to this movie is Hrithik and Babara's controlled performances and chemistry. It is undeniable that these two were meant to be together, and you believe it. In the hands of lessor actors this film would've gone south really quick, but you're glued to the screen watching these two love birds flirt, sing, dance, fight and fall in love. The cinematography and editing is well done and the stunts are over the top but well executed. There is actually a scene where they escape the police by jumping out of a moving car on to a hot air balloon. Hrithik is in top for here, with his physic, dancing and acting. Even if his films don't do well, Hrithik gives it 110% every time, and that's what I admire about the guy. Barbara Mori is cute, sensual and authentic, she holds her own against Hrithik. The side story line with the Vegas Indian Mafia is a bit too much and I really wish they had come up with a different concept, but its nice to see Hrithik trying different things. I still think Bollywood only holds him back, he needs to be unleashed in to Hollywood and hopefully "Kites" is a stepping stone towards that. Its a fun summer movie with really good music and romance, I think you'll like it, give it a go!
May 30, 2010
the new freddie guy is pretty good. but it just cant get as good as the original. the storyline was good bcuz they played off of the original script