Big Cinema on Manhattan's East 59th Street) with my jaw hanging down to my knees. What can one say about a project as silly, expensive and inconsequential as KITES? As much as I sometimes rail against Hollywood's blockbusters, they seem models of intelligence and restraint when set against the schlock-fests coming out of India. If you found, as did I, the screenplay for Avatar slightly "wanting," wait until you get a load of this film, produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Anurag Basu (shown below).
Chandi Chowk to China -- this movie is at least shorter and features fewer interrupting dance numbers.)
Hrithik Roshan (shown at right), who could give the young Alain Delon competition face-wise, and whose body may be the best on view anywhere these days. As a poor, grown-up orphan boy known as "J", Mr Roshan teaches dance classes, swims, showers and de-shirts often, so his physique, with every muscle showing and glowing, is on display front and center.
Bárbara Mori, shown above and below, who made a bit of a Latina splash here in the USA a few years back via the soap-opera-ish My Brother's Wife. Mori is an eyeful and so makes a nice match for her leading man.
(again, don't ask)...
TrustMovies is used to covering small independents and foreign films that are lucky to find a berth in one theater or two here and there in the nation's larger urban areas. Yet Kites opens big-time in three major countries (not cities -- countries!) on Friday, May 21. Click here to find the cities and theaters across Canada, the USA, and the UK. And then go practice your own shadow puppetry.
You never know when this may come in handy.