Wednesday, May 26

Kites - Movie review

Watched Kites with Miss S this morning. Miss S was disappointed with the movie and i somehow liked it.

the Plot -- 2/5 {Could have been a lot better}

The movie is the story of J {Played by Hrithik} and Linda {barbara mori}. J and Linda both want to get rich. While J is a dance teacher in Vegas, Linda is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. J's student Jeena {Played by Kangana} falls in love with him. Jeena's dad is owner of one of the biggest casinos in Vegas and has police, senators etc. in his pocket. J senses an opportunity to get rich by marrying Jeena, whom he hardly loves.

J also marries illegal immigrants for money in order to get them green cards. J also marries Linda for money, while J speaks English or Hindi, Linda speaks Spanish. How they fall in love is still a mystery.

J finds Jeena and Linda finds Jeena's brother Tony to get rid of poverty {quite a co-incidence}. Now J suddenly realizes that he loves Linda and Linda reciprocates his feelings. Before Linda and Tony's marriage J asks Linda to finalize their divorce before she can start a new life. Linda accepts his proposal and they spend a romance filled night together, champagne, kissing, rain dance. Both admit to each other that it would have been great if they had married for real.

J drops Linda home and while he was saying good bye, Tony comes in. Rest of the story revolves around how J and Linda run to save their lives. This part is comic, thrilling and romantic at the same time. I won't reveal the end here for it is not a typical bollywood film ;).

Plot could have been a lot better. Aesthetically - movie is good, music and back-ground music is fine {3/5}.

Performances ---

Barbara Mori -- Delight -- looking good, great acting -- 4/5
Hrithik - dancing star, awesome physique, good acting but somehow its not effortless - 3/5
Others -- they don't have much but rest of the cast works fine -- 3/5

Overall -- its a good one time watch -- if you can digest the first 30 minutes of movie, you will like the movie.

3/5 - for me.

11 comments:

SiD... said...

Movie review mein story nahi batate!!! ;)

Choc Heaven said...

it has some nice eye candy too, so that helps :)

mbayogi said...

Thanks for review....But this movie is getting mixed reviews and most of them are bad :(

Braveheart said...

@Sid-- i still have to read a review that doesn't share the story ;) .. atleast i didn't share the climax :) ...

@choc heaven -- i agree :)

@mbayogi -- movie is a gud one time watch...

SiD... said...

Reviews share "PLOTS".... not detailed description...You could have described the plot in half the words you used presently.

Braveheart said...

@Sid - point taken sir!!! in my next review i wont share the plot..but will call you and share the plot ;)

SiD... said...

hahaha.... vaise the marketeer in me says that you shouldn't do reviews and all... it affects the excellent positioning of your blog as the "education" blog... Try to keep it focussed on and around education..#just a suggestion

Netravathi Beerappa said...

I did not like it at all !! It was so predictable and I felt bollywood actresses are better than Barbara(both looks and acting wise )

Anyways, was not happy that i spent money on this one :D

Braveheart said...

@Sid -- i have changed the name and scope of my blog ;) ... and tomorrow i am watching Rajneeti -- so be prepared to read one more review :) ..will try to implement your ideas

@Nethra -- i agree that money spent on movie was not worth it :) but don't quite agree with your views on Barbara -- she has an innocencent yet sensual look...
i feel the biggest drawback of the movie was lack of chemistry between Hrithik and Barbara...

SiD... said...

so you have changed the scope alrite.. but even reviews can be done differently... Why do it like hundreds and millions of people do it day in and day out... A plot, your views and then rating...
I mean.. ok. you are doing it for your fun.. But why would I as a reader come to your blog to read a review when there is so much choice available.. what is different in your review?

Can you write it differently. May be what you learnt from the movie. I believe, every movie,no matter how bad has something to offer..or if you want to criticize it, then write abt something in the movie that you don't approve of.My point is it is YOUR blog.. give YOUR special views.

P.S: No intention of de-motivating you from writing reviews.. Just poking you to invoke some more ideas..After all with so many patronizers of ur blog, there is a need for a devils advocate too.. hehehe..

Braveheart said...

gud gud...i always like it when you poke me,..{not physically ;)}

will try to incorporate your ideas in rajneeti's review