Why Is Kites Called Kites?

Mumbai, 12th March, 2010: Finally, we know why Kites is called Kites! Producer Rakesh Roshan & director Anurag Basu, makers of Kites (www.kites-thefilm.com), one of the most eagerly awaited romantic films of this summer disclose the inspiration behind their film’s title.

The title and story of Kites is the brainchild of Rakesh Roshan, the man behind some of Bollywood’s most blockbusters.

‘The idea for Kites came to me when I was gazing at the sky and saw two kites flying,’ notes Rakesh Roshan. ‘It looked very romantic. It was very intriguing–the way they came close, played, almost embraced each other and then drew apart. Unaware that someone else was pulling the strings and could cut them loose. I sat down and penned a story around this idea.

‘Kites is the metaphor of the film. Kites fly against the wind and not with it, stronger the wind blows, higher the kites fly,’ adds Anurag Basu who penned the screenplay and directed the film. ‘Our protagonists in the movie too face obstacles; their love grows deeper with every increasing obstacle.

Kites is a compelling romantic saga that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments – and unexpected betrayal.

Kites is made in two versions, Hindi and English. Both will release on 21st May, 2010 across more than 60 countries. Shot in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Santa Fe, Kites is one of the biggest films ever produced in India.

Produced by Rakesh Roshan and to be released worldwide by Reliance BIG Pictures, Kites is directed by Anurag Basu. It stars Hrithik Roshan and the Mexican star Barbara Mori along with Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi and Nick Brown. Kites has music by Rajesh Roshan, cinematography by Ayananka Bose and stunt coordination by Hollywood’s Spiro Razatos. The English version of Kites is presented and reworked by the well known Hollywood director Brett Ratner( Rush Hour Series, X-Men: The Last Stand). It is re-edited by Mark Helfrich (Rush Hour Series, X-Men: The Last Stand) with additional background score by Graeme Revell (Sin City, Grindhouse, Pineapple Express).

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