Kites

Film, Romance

Bollywood’s latest attempt to expand their horizons is an accessible watch for viewers new to the genre. It’s not three hours long for starters! The beautiful leads do not break into songs! J (Roshan), an American NRI (‘Non Resident Indian’) shyster living in Las Vegas, falls for Linda (Mori), the Mexican fiancée of his girlfriend’s brother Tony (Brown). He speaks ‘Hinglish’; she knows only Espanol. As ‘love and music have no language’ our linguistically-challenged duo bond and elope. Tony vows bloody revenge. Basu reworks diverse sources like ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Sin City’ and the 80s Hindi classic ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ to (unintentional) amusing effect into his propulsive plot. The technically accomplished result is cheesy, engaging but unmemorable ‘time-pass’. Look out for Brett Ratner’s shorter ‘remix’ version.

By: Anil Sinanan

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Release details

Release date: Friday May 21 2010
Duration: 119 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anurag Basu
Screenwriter: Anurag Basu, Robin Bhatt
Cast: Hrithik Roshan
Bárbara Mori
Kangana Ranaut
Nicholas Brown

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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ok. Nothing spectacular. a few nice mellow songs. Wasnt too keen on the ending though.