Well, it’s official. The new Bollywood film Kites (we blogged about its release last weekend), is a record breaker. Hrithik Roshan’s new action-romance adventure is the first Bollywood film to debut in the North American top 10 on opening weekend. And it’s not just the U.S. In India, the Rakesh Roshan-produced film soared to the second biggest opening day gross in history, and in the UK, the film opened at number five.
Released by Reliance Big Pictures, Kites has received praise and the most number of mainstream reviews ever for a Bollywood film on opening day. And this Friday, May 28, a new version of the film presented by director Brett Ratner, Kites – The Remix, will open in select theaters. Kites – The Remix ups the ante on the action and runs 90 minutes in length.
If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss this romp of a film, starring Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and Japanese-Uruguayan-Mexican actress Barbara Mori. To find a theater near you, click here.
There’s a new film in town and it’s got Bollywood — and the rest of the world — abuzz. Between its multicultural stars, action-romance storyline and scenic backdrops of Santa Fe and Las Vegas, Kites is about a fight for love that crosses boundaries, barriers and cultures. It’s opening tomorrow worldwide in more than 60 countries, and across more than 200 theaters in North America alone, the widest release ever for a Bollywood film.
Kites stars Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and Mexican actress Barbara Mori, who is of Japanese, Uruguayan and Mexican descent. Roshan plays a hunted man, left for dead in the Mexican desert. The only thing keeping him going is his search for the mysterious Natasha, played by Mori.
“The idea for Kites came to me when I was gazing at the sky and saw two kites flying,” says Rakesh Roshan, the film’s producer. “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.” This little idea became one of the biggest films ever produced in India.
Want a sneak preview? Due to unprecedented advance bookings, Reliance BIG Pictures will be showing special one day early screenings tonight at 8:00 pm in these selected theaters:
BIG Cinemas Fremont 7 – Fremont, CA
BIG Cinemas Columbia Park – North Bergen, NJ
BIG Cinemas Movie City 8 – Edison, NJ
BIG Cinemas Golf Glen Stadium 5 – Niles, IL
BIG Cinemas Loehmann’s 2 – Falls Church, VA
BIG Cinemas Peachtree 8 – Norcross, GA
Get more information at the film’s official site.