May 21st, 2010



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Still of Hrithik Roshan and Bárbara Mori in KitesStill of Hrithik Roshan in KitesStill of Hrithik Roshan in KitesStill of Hrithik Roshan and Bárbara Mori in KitesStill of Bárbara Mori in KitesStill of Bárbara Mori in Kites

A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.5/10 (4,036 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Anurag Basu

Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori, Steven Michael Quezada

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. Once a street smart, carefree young guy. Now, a wanted man. As death looms, the only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha. A woman betrothed to another man, but surely destined for J. A woman who comes into his life like a bolt of lightning and changes it forever.

Writers: Rakesh Roshan, Robin Bhatt

Hrithik Roshan - Jay Ray
Bárbara Mori - Natasha
Steven Michael Quezada - Cop
Kangana Ranaut - Gina B. Grover
Kabir Bedi - Bob Grover
Luce Rains - Bounty Hunter
Anand Tiwari - Robin
Nicholas Brown - Tony B. Grover
Dave Colon - Mexican Policia
Clark Sanchez - Bounty Hunter
Ivan Brutsche - Border Patrol
Jamie Haqqani - Police officer
Yuri Suri - Jamaal
Madhuri Bhatia - Mrs. B. Grover
Ronald Robert Hamilton - Railyard Worker (as Ronald Hamilton)


Official Website: Official site | |

Release Date: 21 May 2010

Filming Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $958,773 (USA) (23 May 2010) (207 Screens)

Gross: $1,602,466 (USA) (6 June 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (remix version)

Did You Know?

Reliance BIG Pictures chairman Anil Ambani and co-producer Rakesh Roshan casually discussed their new movie with director Brett Ratner over a dinner. When Ratner saw the first cut, he suggested some ideas to re-edit the movie for international version. They finally requested him to do those correction and to release 'Kites' specially for U.S audience under his supervision.

User Review

This is GOLD, only watch the INTERNATIONAL English Version

Rating: 9/10

I am not into dumb Musical movies, especially Bollywood ones and when I got the Chance for Special screening of Kites, I simply turned down. But I decided to give a try for it's International Version crafted by the XMEN 3 LAST STAND director Brett Ratner.

I expected a mediocre typical Bollywood Stupid Musical Dance movie, but this one broke the mold. This movie will be remembered as the Trendsetter of Hindi films in the International Grounds.

It is a Rollar Coaster film, but with a Heart. I don't want to spoil all the story but it reminds me some of the movies like Stallone/Sharon Stone's Specialist, Mr & Mrs Smith, Bonnie & Clyde, even a Hindi film Daud, but all those stands down in-front of Kites.

I don't know how the Hindi version would look like, how the conservative audience react to Kites. With some Intense Physical scenes and unique narration which really required for the story material, I think this movie is going to be a "Love It or Hate It" category.

The thing I don't like in this movie is the Love story itself, because it's too aimed for Female "Twilight" Audience who worships Romance. Other than that it's a Total Adrenaline movie, with great cast and good locations. The main leading man Hrithik Roshan I think is a well trained actor, with great physique and fight/dance abilities. This could be his "Enter The Dragon" in Hollywood.

Also I have to give credit for Brett Ratner for his experimental Remixed version for the Movie. With no Reshoots, just with the Original and unused material he made the perfect Crossover Product for an Asian film. By hiring composer Graeme Revell the movie got a new dimension and a fresh soul. The action scores and emotional themes heard in the movie were so brilliant, it definitely going to be Graeme Revell's best work after Daredevil and Freddy vs. Jason.

My recommendation only watch the International Cut. It's more cooler, edgy and Real. It is much shorter than the Asian version I heard and much stylish. Also it got no Dumb Song dance numbers (except the last one, which was done brilliantly by lead actor Hrithik Roshan).

Anyway I give this movie 9 out of 10.

Kites = The Next Level


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