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Kites (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 21 May 2010 (India)
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A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others.

Director:

Anurag Basu

Writers:

Anurag Basu (screenplay), Robin Bhatt (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hrithik Roshan ... Jay Ray
Steven Michael Quezada ... Cop
Bárbara Mori ... Natasha
Kangana Ranaut ... Gina B. Grover
Kabir Bedi ... Bob Grover
Luce Rains ... Bounty Hunter
Anand Tiwari ... Robin
Nicholas Brown ... Tony B. Grover
Yuri Suri ... Jamaal
Clark Sanchez Clark Sanchez ... Bounty Hunter
Dave Colon ... Mexican Policia
Madhuri Bhatia Madhuri Bhatia ... Mrs. B. Grover
Ivan Brutsche Ivan Brutsche ... Border Patrol
Cynthia Lee Cynthia Lee ... Mexican Villager
Jamie Haqqani Jamie Haqqani ... Police officer
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Storyline

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. Written by DDA PR

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | rediff.com

Country:

India

Language:

English | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kites: Más allá de las fronteras See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$959,329, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$1,685,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,986,748
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Runtime:

| (remix)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film's Budget was 100 Crore Rs. See more »

Alternate Versions

Brett Ratner edited a version of the film known as "Kites: The Remix" for English speaking audiences. "The Remix" has a different soundtrack, incorporates less of Hrithik Roshan's voice-over narration, uses a few alternate takes of scenes, and is approximately 30 minutes shorter in length. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 6 June 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire - English
Written by Asif Ali Beg
Composed by Rajesh Roshan
Performed by Rajesh Roshan, Vishal Dadlani and Anushka Manchanda
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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This is GOLD, only watch the INTERNATIONAL English Version
17 May 2010 | by ChrisTrebornSee all my reviews

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


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