KITES (2010) Hindi Movie - Hrithik Roshan Barbara Mori - English Film version by Mark Helfrich, Brett Ratner

Feb 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hollywood’s Mark Helfrich “re-edits” Roshan’s “Kites” (Blu-Ray DVD) after Brett Ratner “re-worked” on it.

Famous Hollywood editor Mark Helfrich (X-Men: The Last Stand) now has “re-edited” the English version of blockbuster “Kites” after it was “re-worked” by well known American filmmaker Brett Ratner (Red Dragon).
 
Satellite Award winner editor-director-actor Helfrich is member of prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who has edited 35 movies. Aiming at Western audiences, Ratner was reportedly asked to re-format “Kites” to fit in the Western psyche. It may be the first for a Hollywood director formatting a Bollywood movie.

Now BMI award winner Hollywood’s Graeme Revell (Pineapple Express) has provided “additional background score” although the original music was by Filmfare winner Rajesh Roshan (Julie)
 
Intercultural romance thriller “Kites” has lot of Hollywood and “foreign” element attached to it. Besides Uruguay born Mexican actress-model MTV winner Barbara Mori (Inspiración) as its leading lady, its cast also includes Hollywood actors Nicholas Brown, Luce Rains, Steven Michael Quezada, Jamie Haqqani, Dave Colon, Clark Sanchez, and Ronald Hamilton. Consulting producer is Gilley Grey; production design by
David Baca; special effects coordination by Skip Burrows; stunts by Mark Brooks, Bobby Burns, Edward Duran, Angelique Midthunder, and Chester E. Tripp III; and stunt coordinators Spiro Razatos and Denney Pierce.  It was filmed in USA in Las Vegas (Nevada), Santa Fe (New Mexico), and Los Angeles (California).


Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed Hollywood and Bollywood coming together, sharing resources on various creative and technical aspects of filmmaking. Since these world’s biggest moviemaking centers controlled the psyche of a large populace of the world, these kinds of collaborations might result in world coming closer, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
 
Salsa dance based “Kites”, film with ambiguous title, in English-Hindi-Spanish, budgeted around $30 million, is slated for May 21 worldwide release in over 60 countries. Directed by Filmfare winner Anurag Basu (Life in a Metro), produced by Filmfare winner Rakesh Roshan (Krrish), “Kites” is a said to be a love story that defies boundaries-cultures-rules-barriers-language. Besides Mori, it stars Filmfare winner Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar), Filmfare winner Kangana Ranaut (Gangster), Kabir Bedi (Take 3 Girls), etc. Its two versions—Hindi for domestic Indian audience and English for international audiences—were reportedly simultaneously shot.