Kites is a romantic thriller, a multi-million dollar budget film shot extensively in Las Vegas, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unlike the usual Bollywood fare, Kites is a story differently told. It is an absorbing story of lovers, from different backgrounds and how their life goes through the ups and downs to finally find peace and solace in life. It has an unconventional story, much unlike the usual Bollywood stuff. Kites movie review…
It is story of love that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments – and unexpected betrayal.
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 or Jay (Hrithik Roshan).
Once a street smart, carefree young guy. Now J is a wanted man. The only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha. A woman engaged to another man, but surely destined for J.
The story goes into a flashback now. J. orphaned in childhood, has learned to live by his wits and his charming good looks. Loves the good life and is also into a part time business of marrying illegal immigrants for those few dollars more. He is a salsa teacher who makes one wrong move – he falls in love.
Natasha (Barbara Mori) is a beautiful, illegal immigrant in the constant fear of discovery and deportation. She’s desperate to make her fortune in the USA any which way; including getting married to a rich man. Then she discovers love and throws caution to the winds.
Natasha comes into J’s life like a bolt of lightning and changes it forever.
There is also another fascinating female – Gina (Kangana Ranaut) who is a spoilt, little, rich girl used to getting what she wants and what she wants now is her salsa teacher J – as her husband.
There is trouble waiting for J and Natasha – as Tony (Nick Brown) Gina’s rich and ruthless brother. As the son of a casino owner in Las Vegas, he’s to the manor born. He is obsessed with power and the beautiful Natasha.
Gina and Tony’s father Bob (Kabir Bedi) is a powerful and wealthy casino owner. Just one phone call from him is enough to get the entire police force of the state on the road to hunt for the man who’s stolen his money, his daughter’s heart and his son’s fiancée.
Hrithik Roshan is an enticing combination of star quality, a boy with his chiseled face, fantastic physique, tremendous talent and exceptional dancing skills and a heart throb of the nation.
Barbara Mori is of Uruguayan-Japanese and Mexican heritage. The exotic lady started a career at 18 with television shows in Mexico. Among her films My Brother’s Wife is worth a mention.
Kangana Ranaut makes a special appearance in Kites as the naive yet willful Gina. Nicholas Brown and Kabir Bedi take their roles to great heights. Anand Tiwari as Jay’s friend and Yuri Suri as the driver are impressive in their cameos.
In yet another first in Bollywood, an approximately 90-minute version, Kites: The Remix, presented by Brett Ratner will release one week after this original version. Kites is a trendsetting film of Bollywood and its presentation and stunts being on par with some of the best international films.
Cast of Kites:
Hrithik Roshan – Jai
Barbara Mori – Natasha
Kangna Ranaut – Gina Grover
Kabir Bedi – Bob Grover
Nicholas Brown – Tony Grover
Anand Tiwari – Robin
Yuri Suri – Jamaal
Madhuri Bhatia – Gina’s Mom
Credits & Crew of Kites:
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Producer – Rakesh Roshan
Director – Anurag Basu
Co-Producer – Sunaina Roshan, Shammi Saini
Story Writer – Rakesh Roshan
Lyricist – Nasir Faraaz, Asif Ali Beg
Music Director – Rajesh Roshan
Background Music – Salim – Sulaiman
Cinematography – Ayananka Bose
Choreography – Sandip Soparrkar
Action – Shyam Kaushal
Editor – Akiv Ali
Sound – Baylon Fonseca
Costume – Suneet Verma
Singers – K K, Vishal Dadlani, Suraj Jagan, Hrithik Roshan, Suzanne D’Mello, Rajesh Roshan, Anushka Manchanda
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