Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Directed by Anurag Basu, Kites is one charismatic film. Hritik Roshan plays a guy who wants to be rich in the world of Casinos, Last Vegas. Therefore, to accomplish his dreams he attracts Gina (Kangana Ranuat) who happens to be the daughter of the most powerful and richest person in Vegas. In the meanwhile he falls for the Mexican beauty Barbara Mori, the fiancĂ©e of Gina’s brother.
The story of the film is predictable and in certain parts reminds you of those movies made in the 90’s (where the guy and the girl run away and villains are after them). But what makes Kites special from all other movies based on same storyline, is the sizzling chemistry between Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan. Their passion and love for each other is beautifully written and directed, though in some parts there is an exaggeration of emotions, specially the ending scene.
The film is incoherent and foolish in some parts, not defining the logic behind it. But the fast pace screenplay keeps you engrossing and entertained. The action sequences are new and fresh. Hrithik Roshan has indeed worked hard for the movie and is close to perfection in each scene.
Actors like Kabir Bedi and Kangana Ranaut are wasted in the movie. The have nothing to deliver. The new actor Nicholos Brown who plays a negative role in the film does his job nicely. The music of the film is fresh and modern. The movie would have been brilliant had they worked more on the same monotonous story. The direction of Anurag Basu, in some parts reminds you of the sequences from his last film Life in a Metro, therefore the direction is good in some parts but nothing ‘new’ to offer.
Kites attempts to be a different movie and in some respect succeeds in being one. I recommend you watch the movie for its music and sizzling chemistry between Hrithik and Barbara.

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