Kites Movie Review
Release Date:May 20, 2010
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 (Hrithik Roshan) - once a street smart, carefree, young guy and now a wanted man.
The only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha (Barbara Mori). A woman, engaged to another man, but surely destined for J. A woman, who comes into his life like a bolt of lightning, and changes it forever.
'Kites' is a story of love that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments and unexpected betrayal.
A little more plot and a little less poetry may have salvaged this gorgeous mess. At least, itâ€™s pretty.Read more
And yet the film doesnâ€™t become more than the sum of its parts because the second half is flat and in places, outright foolish. Itâ€™s far from brilliant or even fully satisfying but itâ€™s easily one of the better Bollywood films Iâ€™ve seen this year.Read more
Thrilling action set-pieces, a super-fluid dance number to show off Hrithik's killer moves, and repeated glimpses at the toned bodies of both lead stars. It's almost enough to forgive the uniformly bad acting of all supporting castRead more
It is, but, an ambitiously big-budget Bollywood summer flick. And certainly, not a poor or boring ride at that, at allRead more
Kites is basically really old wine in a sort-of new bottle, in a script which doesnâ€™t quite know whether it wants to be an old-fashioned 'prem kahani', or a new style romance, and ends up being neither.Read more
A tribute to Sergei Leone, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, done Bollywood style for an international audienceRead more
The problem with Kites is that it doesn't entertain you consistently. You get involved intermittently, but the next moment you wonder where it's goingRead more
The first half hour of the film is bursting with eye-candy. But beyond the first half hour, the film goes sharp downhill and isnâ€™t for a minute lifted back up.Read more
Kaho na story hai? Sorry, if there is one, itâ€™s replete with cheesy coincidences, mind-spinning implausiblities, senseless killings and heisted material from more movies than you can count on your toes and fingersRead more
Kites starts off well enough, but loses itself in a mess of superficiality, which would have been just fine if the film wasn't also masquerading as operatic dramaRead more
In the prologue, we are told about the title. How kites always soar in pairs and then one brings down the other. Well, the weekend box-office numbers may well soar but Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu have sure brought each other down.Read more
Though the story of â€˜Kitesâ€™ comes from old school (read: Thereâ€™s nothing new about this plot), the modern day cinematography, choreography, direction and editing make this one worth a watchRead more
Kites, on the other hand, does have Hrithik and Barbara spending the second half of the film as fugitives on the run, but their journey is so predictable, it fills you with a yawnRead more