Hrithik Roshan and Bárbara Mori's romance doesn't help Kites fly

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      Starring Hrithik Roshan and Bárbara Mori. In Hindi, English, and Spanish with English subtitles. Rating not available.

      There has been much hype around Kites for its international crossover potential and for the reported sizzling chemistry between Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and Mexican beauty Bárbara Mori. At the core of this film is a love story meant to bridge not only two cultures, but also the audiences of two film industries—and that love story just does not have enough oomph to make this film fly.

      Watch the trailer for Kites.

      Jay (Roshan) is a petty Las Vegas huckster who marries illegal immigrants for extra cash. The film begins with him shot and left for dead in Mexico. As he heals and makes his way back to Sin City, we learn of his love affair with Natasha (Mori), the fiancée of his wealthy girlfriend’s brother.

      The difficulty in their relationship, aside from not having a common language, is that they are both marrying into a family of mobsters that rules Vegas. This is, apparently, an alternate Vegas, where the mobsters are all Indian and the police officers make fleeting appearances only when the mobsters have need of them.

      Director Anurag Basu, whose last film was the edgy and very cosmopolitan Life in a Metro, has pulled together all the right elements: big budgets, high production values, stunning locales, the expected amount of dizzying stunts, car chases and things that blow up, and, of course, pretty people falling in love. And yet instead of being moved by the story, I was thinking more about the many illogical plot points in the film.

      The dialogue of this film is a mixture of Hindi, English, and Spanish. And, as is more common in Bollywood, it melds multiple genres of action, romance, and comedy. This should work, but here it just doesn’t translate.




      May 20, 2010 at 6:29am

      Saw it. Just another movie. Nothing special. Sure its pretty to look at.
      But money buy nice shots and technicians.
      So okay. It's like this movie was made by a machine. Just the last one called "blue' with Sanjay Dutt.

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      May 20, 2010 at 10:08am

      awesome movie........awesome locations awesome story.............a must waTCH .........i will watch it again ..........

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      May 20, 2010 at 4:20pm

      Awesome movie... love it. It will a great effort to made Indian cinema for global audience. Don't know about the critics, As a movie lover i love the film.
      This is the high time we must expect this kind of movie otherwise our cinema will not able to do anything experimental.
      I think a must watch movie. Don't judge the movie, just enjoy it.
      I will watch it once again.

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      May 21, 2010 at 9:12am

      why even review this rubbish?

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      May 26, 2010 at 7:50pm


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