Starring: Hrithik Roshan,
Barbara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Nicholas Brown,
Anand Tiwari, Yuri Suri
Director: Anurag Basu
Kites is a romantic thriller, a multi-million dollar
budget film shot extensively in Las Vegas, Santa Fe, New
Mexico. Unlike the usual Bollywood fare, Kites is a
story differently told. It is an absorbing story of
lovers, from different backgrounds and how their life
goes through the ups and downs to finally find peace and
solace in life. It has an unconventional story, much
unlike the usual Bollywood stuff.
It is story of love that goes beyond barriers,
boundaries and cultures that takes two lovers on a
thrilling journey filled with precious moments - and
Natasha (Barbara Mori) is a beautiful, illegal immigrant
in the constant fear of discovery and deportation. She's desperate to make her
fortune in the USA any which way; including getting married to a rich man. Then
she discovers love and throws caution to the winds.
Natasha comes into J’s life like a bolt of lightning
and changes it forever.
There is also another fascinating female - Gina (Kangana Ranaut) who is a
spoilt, little, rich girl used to getting what she wants and what she wants now
is her salsa teacher J - as her husband.
There is trouble waiting for J and Natasha - as Tony (Nick Brown) Gina's rich
and ruthless brother. As the son of a casino owner in Las Vegas, he's to the
manor born. He is obsessed with power and the beautiful Natasha.
Gina and Tony’s father Bob (Kabir Bedi) is a powerful and wealthy casino owner.
Just one phone call from him is enough to get the entire police force of the
state on the road to hunt for the man who's stolen his money, his daughter's
heart and his son's fiancée.
Hrithik Roshan - Jai
Barbara Mori - Natasha
Kangna Ranaut - Gina Grover
Kabir Bedi - Bob Grover
Nicholas Brown - Tony Grover
Anand Tiwari - Robin
Yuri Suri - Jamaal
Madhuri Bhatia - Gina's Mom
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 or Jay (Hrithik
Once a street smart, carefree young guy. Now J is a wanted
man. The only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to
find the love of his life, Natasha. A woman engaged to
another man, but surely destined for J.
The story goes into a flashback now. J. orphaned in
childhood, has learned to live by his wits and his
charming good looks. Loves the good life and is also into
a part time business of marrying illegal immigrants for
those few dollars more. He is a salsa teacher who makes
one wrong move - he falls in love.
Hrithik Roshan is an enticing combination of star quality,
a boy with his chiseled face, fantastic physique,
tremendous talent and exceptional dancing skills and a
heart throb of the nation.
Barbara Mori is of Uruguayan-Japanese and Mexican
heritage. The exotic lady started a career at 18 with
television shows in Mexico. Among her films My Brother's
Wife is worth a mention.
Kangana Ranaut makes a special appearance as the naive yet
willful Gina. Nicholas Brown and Kabir Bedi take their
roles to great heights. Anand Tiwari as Jay’s friend and
Yuri Suri as the driver are impressive in their cameos.
In yet another first in Bollywood, an approximately
90-minute version, Kites: The Remix, presented by Brett
Ratner will release one week after this original version.
Kites is a trendsetting film of Bollywood and its
presentation and stunts being on par with some of the best
Credits & Crew:
Banner - Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt Ltd
Producer - Rakesh Roshan
Director - Anurag Basu
Co-Producer - Sunaina Roshan, Shammi Saini
Story Writer - Rakesh Roshan
Lyricist - Nasir Faraaz, Asif Ali Beg
Music Director - Rajesh Roshan
Background Music - Salim - Sulaiman
Cinematography - Ayananka Bose
Choreography - Sandip Soparrkar
Action - Shyam Kaushal
Editor - Akiv Ali
Sound - Baylon Fonseca
Costume - Suneet Verma
Singers - K K, Vishal Dadlani, Suraj Jagan, Hrithik
Roshan, Suzanne D'Mello, Rajesh Roshan, Anushka
Promos - Ravi Padda, Binni Padda
Publicity Designs - Rahul Nanda, Himanshu Nanda