Since the day it was announced, Kites has been surrounded by controversy, rumor, and hype. Directed by Bollywood outsider Anurag Basu working on his first big budget film, Kites was a gamble for producer Rakesh Roshan. Even starring the notoriously dedicated Hrithik Roshan, success was not guaranteed – the lack of proper song picturizations, the unknown heroine, and the foreign setting were all gambles. Not to mention that the cast and crew have been taking every opportunity to remind viewers that Kites is not meant to be a Bollywood film, a strategy that (at best) seems disrespectful to the Bollywood loving crowds who the makers of Kites hope turn up at their screenings. But after seeing the film, none of that matters because Anurag Basu has given us an amazing film which combines the gritty style he perfected in Gangster: A Love Story with a big dose of Rakesh Roshan crowd pleasing
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