Reviews|May 21, 2010 2:58 am

Kites Movie Review

Okay, we just returned from the late night show of Kites.. we went with very high expectations as this was Hrithik Roshan’s first movie after the gap of 2 years.. obviously, the promos played a good role too.. So how was the movie actually? Well, let’s walk together and find it out..

The story is pretty simple.. A guy is carrying on with a girl just for the money but ends up falling in love with his (to be) brother in law’s fiancée.. I guess, that was the best way to describe the whole movie in a single sentence..

Or if you want to read in a paragraph.. here is the excerpt from Wikipedia..

Jaka Jai, played by Hrithik Roshan, is a Bollywood dance teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a sideline, he marries immigrant women to get them green cards. When Gina (Kangana Ranaut), the rich daughter of a powerful casino owner (Kabir Bedi), falls for him, J. goes along in order to marry into money. He discovers that his future brother-in-law, the vicious, homicidal Tony (Nick Brown), is about to marry a beautiful Mexican woman named Natasha (Barbara Mori), whom J. knows as Linda, the last of the immigrant women he married. On the night before “Natasha” and Tony’s wedding, Linda and J. spend a romantic but chaste night, humorously agreeing to a “divorce.” A jealous, gun-wielding Tony, however, arrives at her apartment while J. is there, and after he hits her, Linda impulsively knocks him out with a heavy object while he tussles with J. Linda and J. go on the run toward Mexico, with Tony and police in pursuit.

The movie actually started very well with introduction of each character but somewhere in the 2nd half, it started crawling and at one point, you feel like, the scenes were written very much in favor of the lead actor and you end up watching the stuff you thought you had left way behind in those late 1980 movies.. And the sad part is, you keep getting the same feel through out whole 2nd half..

There were some scenes where, you are chased by cops and they just don’t shoot at you, just end up chasing you and wait for other vehicles on the road to bang their cars and, you get away easily..

Your photos are shown on the national television and instead of finding a good place to hide, you decide to stay in a motel and romance with your girlfriend.. And when, the cops arrive again, you manage to find a silly way to get away..

All these things used to work in the old times.. We should really start thinking beyond those silly cat and mouse games..  You just can’t waste money of a viewer by showing 3rd grade action and story..

I agree the actors did pretty good job at the acting front but what’s the use of it when there is no strong script backing you? Hrithik and Barbara both were good but sadly, I couldn’t find any chemistry between them.. (Leaving couple of instances apart). From all the actors, Nicholas Brown stood out..  Rest of the actors did their part well.. (Though I was expecting much more than 5 minutes for Kangana Ranaut’s role)

On the music front, it was pretty bad leaving couple of songs aside.. the English song, Fire was a biggest joke of this decade.. I just hope, they don’t show it in the English version of this movie (Which is going to release on May 28th and named as Kites – The Remix), if you really want to understand why I said like that, you need to check it out here

So, in the end, I am left disappointed but I am very much hopeful that Hrithik’s next, Guzaarish will leave smile on my face..

I would rate this movie

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

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