Tuesday, June 1, 2010

'KITES' didn't soar much high in the sky!

I had much expectation from 'KITES'.
And so did million fans of Hrithik Roshan.
As he was going to be seen on the big screen after a long gap
(in 'Luck By Chance' he did not have the lead role!).
But our hopes were dashed as the film failed to fulfill our craving for a good film.

Well, the film is not exactly 'unwatchable' as many of the critics have lambasted.
But, yes, it is the worst for director Anurag Basu who has for the first time made
a film for producer Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik's dad.
The adage 'too many cooks spoil the broth' has been proved right as the efforts
of multiple screenwriters can be evidenced.

Hrithik has tried his best to come up with a compelling performance as usual.
But the film's story lacks plausibility, and the basic minimum logic to make
the characters and their desperate situations believable.

The makers were possibly clueless about how to give the film the added edge.
They have tried everything and in turn have made it a mishmash of a caper flick,
a doomed love story, and a relentless actioner in vibrant & exotic locales....
the result is actually pathetic; it's neither here nor there.

The story is essentially about Jai and Natasha (two street-smart hustlers)
who are about to marry into a rich and brutal Las Vegas family purely for money.
Their gold-digging scheme falls apart as they fall for each other and proceed to
their doomed end, which happens after a lot of chases, running around, and confusing

The cast includes Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi.
The music by Rajesh Roshan is soother. And the sumptuous visuals are a delight
for the eyes.