On Tuesday 18th May the stars of one of the most ambitious and truly international films to emerge from India will bring a touch of Bollywood romance, Latino passion and Hollywood action-adventure to the Red Carpet outside Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London.
Kites is the widest ever release for any Indian film production to date and heralds a new milestone in international filmmaking. The film is directed by Anurag Basu (Life in a Metro, Gangster), one of the most forward-thinking directors to emerge from India, fearless in his vision of breaking the conventions associated with Indian filmmaking. Kites stars Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar, Koi…Mil Gaya) – one of India’s most idolised artists – who sets screens ablaze with the on-screen chemistry he shares with smoldering Mexican beauty, Barbara Mori (La Mujer De Mi Hermano, Violanchelo), the South American screen icon who has been creating waves across the international film circuit. Kites has been produced by veteran of Indian cinema, Rakesh Roshan (Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Koi…Mil Gaya), with haunting ensemble tracks composed by Rajesh Roshan.
Kites centres around two immigrants – one from India and one from Mexico – both navigating life in North America in pursuit of their dreams. Destiny unites them through the most unexpected twist of fate, which culminates in a mortally wounded man being left for dead in the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert. The man is ‘J’, but barely recognizable as the once carefree and street-smart trickster that he was. The only thing now keeping him alive is his quest to reclaim the love of his life – ‘Linda’.
Following hot on the heels of the original release, in an unprecedented approach to film-making, renowned Hollywood action director Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour series, X-Men: The Last Stand), in association with Reliance BIG Pictures, presents Kites: The Remix – the same film, played to a different rhythm and reworked with a younger, hipper, faster edge for action audiences.
If you are in London, be sure and come down to Leicester Square and catch a glimpse of Hrithik, Barbara, Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu! We will be there and will be bringing you a full report, so watch this space for more!
Kites will be released across the UK by Reliance BIG Pictures on 21 May 2010. Kites: The Remix releases on 28th May.