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Kites -- The story of two star-crossed lovers who are destined to be together even though each is betrothed to another: “J,” a charming hustler looking to make a big score, and Linda, an immigrant with dreams of marrying a rich American.


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Rakesh Roshan (story)
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21 May 2010 (India) See more »
A wounded man searches for his sweetheart in the Mexican desert while on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and others. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bárbara Mori ... Natasha

Hrithik Roshan ... Jay Ray

Steven Michael Quezada ... Cop

Kangana Ranaut ... Gina B. Grover

Kabir Bedi ... Bob Grover

Luce Rains ... Bounty Hunter

Ivan Brutsche ... Border Patrol
Anand Tiwari ... Robin

Camme Tyla ... News Reporter

Nicholas Brown ... Tony B. Grover

Dave Colon ... Mexican Policia
Yuri Suri ... Jamaal
Clark Sanchez ... Bounty Hunter
Jamie Haqqani ... Police officer
Ronald Robert Hamilton ... Railyard Worker (as Ronald Hamilton)
Madhuri Bhatia ... Mrs. B. Grover
Bob Brahmbhatt ... Satpal (as Bob Brahamabhatt)
Shaun Webb ... Officer Freeman
Avu ... Wedding guest (uncredited)
John Macho ... Passerby (uncredited)
Patricio Trujillo ... Musician (uncredited)

Directed by
Anurag Basu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anurag Basu  screenplay
Robin Bhatt  screenplay
Sanjeev Dutta  dialogue
Akarsh Khurana  additional English dialogue
Akarsh Khurana  screenplay
Rakesh Roshan  story

Produced by
Gilley Grey .... consulting producer
James Ordonez .... executive producer (spanish version)
Rakesh Roshan .... executive producer
Rakesh Roshan .... producer
Sunaina Roshan .... co-producer
Prashant Shah .... line producer: USA
Original Music by
Rajesh Roshan 
Cinematography by
Ayananka Bose 
Film Editing by
Akiv Ali 
Mark Helfrich (english-language version)
Production Design by
Rajat Poddar 
Art Direction by
David Baca 
Costume Design by
Ashish Dwyer 
Suneet Verma 
Makeup Department
Christopher Trujillo .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Bonne Bartron .... production manager
Patrick Esposito .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles
Sunny Housen .... production manager
Trilok Housen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ashima Chibber .... first assistant director
Gilley Grey .... second assistant director
Sachin Sharma .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jason Cronburg .... leadman
Chris Pechin .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Vikram Biswas .... sound editor
Sanjay Chaturvedi .... dialogue editor: sound effects editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Prashant Dcruz .... sound effects editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Baylon Fonseca .... sound designer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Lee Gilmore .... sound effects editor
Anuj Mathur .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Michelle Pazer .... dialogue editor
Derek Pippert .... supervising foley editor
Paul Pirola .... sound effects editor
Roy Seeger .... first assistant sound editor
Mukhtar Shaikh .... assistant sound recordist
Special Effects by
Robert Benavidez .... special effects technician
Skip Burrows .... special effects coordinator
Donnie Dean .... special effects technician
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects technician
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Caius Man .... special effects foreman
Ian C. McArthur .... special effects technician
Andrew Miller .... shop foreman
Antonette J. Miller .... special effects assistant
Robert G. Willard .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Abhishek Arya .... lead match move artist
Badarinathchinimilli .... digital compositor
Shidhyesh Bhogle .... visual effects artist
Prakash Bhoir .... team lead
Abhineet Christian .... compositor
Murad Currawalla .... compositor
Kinjal Gajera .... render wrangler
Haresh Hingorani .... visual effects supervisor
Manik Iratkar .... digital matte painter
Narendra Joiya .... 3D artist
S. Satish Kanta .... visual effects artist
Sagar Kudle .... modeller
Vinayak Mahadik .... digital artist
Vinayak Mahadik .... senior rigging artist
Prashant Mahashabde .... visual effects artist
Arjun Mitra .... visual effects supervisor
Udit Mohan .... digital compositor
Siddhartha S. Mondal .... digital compositor
Akash Pakhidde .... digital compositor
Shambhu Nath Pandey .... cg lighting artist
Nishikanta Patra .... matchmove artist
Rajiv Raghunathan .... digital intermediate production head
Kudle Sagar .... modeler
Amjad Shaikh .... team lead
Krishna Somaiya .... visual effects coordinator
Akshay Vichare .... lighting artist
Keitan Yadav .... visual effects producer
Keitan Yadav .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Brooks .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Edward A. Duran .... stunts
Gilley Grey .... stunts
Dana Hee .... stunt performer
Luca Ispirescu .... stunt double
Angelique Midthunder .... stunts
Rich Minga .... stunt double
Denney Pierce .... stunt coordinator
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dante Cardone .... gaffer
Saurabh Goswami .... first assistant camera
Jacques Haitkin .... director of photography: action unit
Jon Jung .... focus puller
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Matthew Massie .... best boy grip
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Onofrio Nino Pansini .... camera operator
Karan B. Rawat .... first assistant camera (as Karan Bahadur Rawat)
Akshay Singh .... camera operator
Casting Department
Rich Gill .... extras casting associate: New Mexico
Latrell Manuel .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Steve Ansell .... additional editor
Dhiman Ghosh Chaudhury .... assistant editor
Zachary Dehm .... post-production assistant: Los Angeles crew
Vasudevan Kothandath .... digital intermediate editor
Ken Metzker .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Deborpirya Banerjee .... playback singer
Asif Ali Beg .... lyrics
Aniruch Bhatia .... playback singer
Mohit Chauhan .... playback singer (as Mohit Chouhan)
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer
Suzanne D'Mello .... playback singer
Vishal Dadlani .... playback singer
Nasir Faraaz .... lyrics
Suraj Jagan .... playback singer
Kay Kay .... playback singer
Anushka Manchandani .... playback singer (as Anushka Manchanda)
Hrithik Roshan .... playback singer
Rajesh Roshan .... playback singer
Transportation Department
Brian Claywell .... production driver
Jim DePue .... transportation coordinator
Michael DePue .... driver: production van
Vikas Dutta .... transportation coordinator
Pete Meda .... transportation captain
Miguel Pabon .... transportation
John Proctor .... driver
Patrick D Baker .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeanette Aguilar .... production coordinator
Amy Murphy Anderson .... assistant location manager (as Amy R. Murphy)
Eddie Fickett .... location manager: Las Vegas
Joe Freeman .... armorer
Yvette Long .... assistant location manager: las vegas
Colette Longo .... medic
Dimitri Molimis .... production accountant: Las Vegas/Los Angeles
Kasia Nabialczyk .... assistant: Brett Ratner
James Ordonez .... production liaison
Aaron Speiser .... acting coach: Hrithik Roshan
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot
Ashley A. Valdez .... personal assistant
Weekdays .... catering & craft services
Wade Whitman .... location manager
Paul Zepeda .... location scout
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Shah .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Brett Ratner Presents Kites: The Remix" - International (English title) (recut version)
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123 min | 90 min (remix version)
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta) (cut) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) (cut) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | UK:12A (cut) | UK:15 (uncut)
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Most of the stunts were done by Hrithik Roshan and 'Barbara Mori' themselves.See more »
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15 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Kites fly high, but not this time., 25 June 2010
Author: Peter Young from Earth

I'm terribly disappointed by Kites. I expected to see something that is both romantic and light, but this film is awfully clichéd, heavy and melodramatic. The script is very poor and the story is generally uninspiring and at points does not even make sense. Anurag Basu's direction is inconsistent. The narrative is filled with flashbacks and some sequences are devoid of words, resulting in a very confusing development which distracts from the main proceedings. The music is good in parts. None of the songs is particularly memorable but some of them are enjoyable when played in the film. The movie does have its moments. Some action sequences are entertaining and so are some of Hrithik and Barbara's scenes together. Which brings me to the next point and it is the lead pair. Sadly, their interaction was not brought out very well. At points I wondered if there was something else to their relationship and sometimes I struggled to understand why they actually loved each other so much, and that was not clear to me from what I saw on-screen. Their relationship was poorly executed by the director. Hrithik Roshan is okay. There is something sincere about his performance but overall he is not very convincing and at points looks way too pretentious. Barbara Mori is extremely attractive but she too seems lost in this lingual mess. Kangna Ranaut is criminally wasted in a role that is clearly just a favour to the one who actually launched her career in the industry. Nicholas Brown is bad as Tony. The film's ending was supposed to be moving but instead it looked corny and stale. Kites is a one-time watch and there too it falters too many times. It sadly lacks the power to captivate and excite and is overall a forgettable film on all accounts.

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