Hrithik Roshan- Barbara Mori's 'Kites' set to take the world stage
Brett Ratner, director of Rush Hour series and X-Men: the Last Stand teams up with
November 18, 2009: Reliance BIG Pictures and Rakesh Roshan's
Reliance BIG Pictures & Filmkraft to frame the International version of Kites
much awaited 'Kites'
is all set to make its mark on the world. Directed by Anurag Basu, starring Hrithik Roshan and the Mexican stunner Barbara Mori, the film has two versions Hindi and English. Brett Ratner, best known for the Rush Hour series, Family Man starring Nicholas Cage and X-Men The Last Stand is currently at work on the English version of Kites
and tailoring it to appeal it to an international audience.
In the international markets 'Kites'
will release with the English and Hindi version simultaneously where as in India, the film will release with the Hindi version. 'Kites'
is expected to cut across national boundaries and sensibilities to achieve a universal appeal. The film will see the widest possible release, both at national and international level. The release dates will be announced soon. The Hindi version is complete and the producers are very happy with the outcome.
About the film
'Kites' is a love story with precious moments and unexpected betrayal crossing barriers, boundaries and cultures. Shot in Las Vegas, Mumbai, New Mexico and Los Angeles Kites also stars Kangana Ranaut, Nick Brown and Kabir Bedi in pivotal roles with music composed by Rajesh Roshan. For more on the film log on to www.kites-thefilm.com
About Reliance Big Entertainment:
Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.
Reliance BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan, Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Indra Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.
In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions,Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures,Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment.
RBEL's associate company Reliance Mediaworks is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.
Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.
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