Sunday, May 23, 2010


Medium : Hindi
Starring : Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Nick Brown

Director : Anurag Basu

Music : Rajesh Roshan, Salim-Sulaiman (bg score)

After a small gap, doing notable movies like 'Jodha Akbar', 'Krish' and 'Dhoom 2', one of the most valuable bollywood stars, Hrithik Roshan's new movi
e named 'Kites' has released. It is shot entirely abroad and has got a Mexican actress named Barbara Mori as hero's pair. The film is directed by Anurag Basu, who came from the Mahesh Bhatt camp. He is the creator of some notable flicks like 'Murder', 'Life In Metro', 'Gangster' etc.

J (Hrithik Roshan) is an ambitious dancer trainer who lives in Las Vegas. To acquire the green cards in the country, many people takes him as their partners, he participates in such an illgeal marriage business to make money. He is being liked by a girl (Kangana Ranaut); th
ough he refuses her in the beginning, later he gave a positive response when he knew that she is the daughter of a multimillionaire (Kabir Bedi). While visiting the rich man's family, he came across Natasha (Barbara Mori). She was also eying on the extreme wealth and came to the family as the fiancee of the rich man's crooked son, Tony (Nick Brown). There started a romantic relationship between J and Natasha. At one occasion they both ran way, while Tony and his men chases the lovers. Who is the winner in the game is shown in the climax of 'Kites'.

The story of the movie is not extra ordinary; including Anurag Basu and Robin Bhatt, three names shares the credit for the script. The stylish way in which the director had presented it, make the output look like a Mexican type of movie. Hrithik Roshan is gorgeous and his astonishing appearance is the main attraction here. Barbara Mori also did well in the role of the lover. It is good to see that she also shares the same screen space with the hero. Though her character doesn't know hindi or english and her better part is illiterate in Spanish also, the communication happening between them is shown in a good way and the romantic scenes are neatly executed.

Rich visuals given by cinematographer Ayananka Bose needs special mention. The fast paced dancing sequences (choreography by Sandip Soparrkar) in the beginning song is attractive. Here you can't see many dance and duet scenes, which we usually witness in the bollywood films. Songs by Rajesh Roshan, are not memorable ones, though they are only in few lines. Salim-Sulaiman gave the fast paced bg score. The comedy scene created using 'ullu ki patti..' dialogue is an old one only. The revenge action scenes happens all of a sudden and ends soon, a more drama should have been done there. The under water shot in the end felt cinematic.

'Kites' is a love story told in a stylish way. A die hard fan of Hrithik Roshan should watch this one; the mexican heroine and the location used in it, gave a foreign flavor to this project.

Rating : 6.5 / 10

No comments: