Kites Hindi Movie Review
Touted to be the first Bollywood film for the Global audience, Kites marks the grand return of a superstar who has been missing from action for a long time now. Hrithik Roshan returns with a Mexican leading lady Barbara Mori in this Anurag Basu directed film.
Kites begin with a wanted man stranded in the middle of a desert. He is J (Hrithik Roshan), a crook who has married many girls to get them green cards. Natasha (Barbara Mori) is one of them. Cut to the next scene, both have found their partners; J has Gina (Kangana Ranaut), daughter of a wealthy and most influential casino owner and Natasha is engaged to Tony, who is Gina's brother.
Fate has something else in store for J and Natasha, as both falls head over heels in love with each other. What will they choose? Love or money? Stay safe or risk their lives?
Kites, like almost all movies produced by Rakesh Roshan, is a combination of romance, action, comedy and a bit of thrill. But Kites disappoints mainly because of the lack of a proper storyline. The writing is poor, you wait for a twist something as effective as the one in Basu's very own Gangster, and it never comes. You wait for some dialogues in Hindi, but all you get is an English - Spanish film.
The story of J and Natasha is very predictable, the pace is slow, the dialogues are cheesy and the editing not quite up to the mark. However, the action sequences have been brilliantly shot. The choreography and Hrithik's moves are awe-inspiring, certainly one of the highlights of the film.
The performances are outstanding as well. Hrithik is magic on screen in a near-perfect performance. He emotes well, performs the action scenes with ease and his chemistry with Barbara Mori is something to watch out for. Talking of Barbara, she's fantastic and holds her own against Hrithik. One of the best performances by a foreign leading lady making her debut in a Bollywood film, never easy! Nick Brown is surprisingly good. Kangana Ranaut has nothing to do.
To sum up, Kites requires a bit of patience. Watch it without any distractions and you might just about like it.