Kites Box Office Friday – Hrithik Mulling Suicide?

Kites Box Office 2 – Hrithik Roshan Peotomized

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan may want to emulate his character J‘s action of jumping off the cliff at the end of Kites given the lackluster performance of his new movie at the box office.

Folks, the Friday box office numbers (estimates) in the U.S. for Kites are out and they are bad.

Very unimpressive.

Although Kites released on Thursday in a handful of Big Cinema theaters (owned by Anil Ambani), Friday was the widespread release date in the U.S.

The heavily publicized Kites opened Friday in 208 theaters across the U.S. with a total gross of $340,000.

Average gross per theater for this pathetic piece of shit worked out to $1,635.

Remember, the trashy movie had an extremely wide release making it easily accessible to more desis.

No other Bollywood film has had such a wide release in the U.S.

Yet, Kites had a smaller opening Friday gross and a pitiful average gross.

Kites had less than one-third the average gross of 3 Idiots on the opening Friday. Ugh!

Here’s how Kites fared on the opening Friday compared to a few prominent Bollywood films in the U.S:

Kites Box Office Report
Guys, if you haven’t seen Kites yet, we strongly recommend you stay away.

The movie is total garbage, unworthy of your time and money.

Here’s an excerpt from’s review of Kites:

For the first time ever in the U.S., we witnessed and heard the audience loudly jeering  a Bollywood film.

This unprecedented incident happened on Thursday evening at the end of the 8PM show of Kites at Anil Ambani’s Big Cinemas theater in North Bergen, New Jersey (just outside Lincoln Tunnel) in Screen 2.

….To those who believe the villain of the film is Tony (Nick Brown), hell no.

The main villain and primary architect of this garbage is Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan, who is responsible for the story and production.

If Kites proves anything at all, it’s that Rakesh Roshan is completely inept in the story business.

Hey Hrithik, if we were you we wouldn’t have jumped off the cliff but we’d have gleefully pushed the bald bozo Rakesh Roshan off the high peak into the sea.

Messy Story
As we had suspected, Rakesh Roshan steals the basic plot of a young man falling for his would-be brother-in-law’s girl from Woody Allen’s brilliant Match Point.

But that’s where the similarities end.

Where Woody Allen skilfully develops the plot through the marriage and the murder and ultimately the hero getting away with murder, the Kites story is a complete mess as it weaves back and forth into the past and present.

….Never have we seen a love angle so clumsily executed and totally lacking depth.

Will somebody please tell Barbara that flashing your teeth every few seconds and speaking in Spanish is not acting.

Hrithik too was disappointing in some key moments….

Bottom line, Kites came across as no more than a breath of stale air.

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Kites Review – OMG, Utter Garbage
Kites Box Office 2 – Hrithik Roshan Peotomized
Match Point Review – OMG, Can Kites Match This?
Kites Opening Show USA – Poor Response

5 Responses to "Kites Box Office Friday – Hrithik Mulling Suicide?"

  1. chennaiarun2007   May 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

    HI SI,

    Just thought of watching KITES two days back.But seeing the negative reports from all Indian critics and also from some negative reactions from users in rediff,that all thoughts of me watching the film has just vanished from my mind!!

    Anyways,saw the trailer of I HATE LUV STORYS in TV.Very much ordinary looking trailer,but Sonam looks pretty attractive.Seems that they have stuffed her with too much in the film.

    It also has a very ordinary story as put up in Wiki.Have no hopes on this film also.The only thing that could salvage this film seems to be only Sonam.Thought of watching Kites in the theater.If I had watched it,then it would have been the first Hindi film I watched in theater.Hope that I watched a memorable Hindi film in the theater.Thought of watching I hate luv storys in theatre,but the trailer seems to have doused my hopes.

    The bad times for Tamil film industry seems to continue.There seems to be no end to the same.Considered switching over to Hindi films,but seeing the negative reactions to Hindi films from the general public,Iam very confused. Looks like I will stick to watching Tamil films for the time being.

    Arun Responds:

    1. You Write Above: Considered switching over to Hindi films,but seeing the negative reactions to Hindi films ….Looks like I will stick to watching Tamil films for the time being.

    There’s not much to choose from between the two.

    2. You write: Sonam looks pretty attractive.Seems that they have stuffed her with too much in the film.

    The woman herself looks well-stuffed in all the right places. 😉

  2. chennaiarun2007   May 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi SI,

    Sorry I missed a word there due to fast typing!!The sentence should have been:
    Seems that they have stuffed her with too much make up in the film.

    The woman seems to be naturally very attractive.I think a very light make up itself is enough for her.When you see a naturally attractive actress with too much make up,it tends to slightly irritate you.Anyways as she is too beautiful herself,the audience would generally ignore such glitches.

    Arun Responds:

    Sonam’s two films Saawariya and Delhi Heights don’t seem to have done well at the box office.

    Here are two reviews featuring your ‘naturally very attractive’ woman a.k.a. Sonam:
    No Le Notti Bianche but Saawariya is Still a Minor Classic
    Delhi 6 Review – A Meaningless Kaleidoscope

  3. chennaiarun2007   June 13, 2010 at 11:32 am


    Hi Si,

    Apology note:
    Sorry for writing offtopic news in this blog.Apologies again if you already know the below info that I am providing.


    Do you know that Saawariya is loosely based on the short story White Nights by Fyodor Dostoevsky?There have been a total of 9 films(inclusive of Saawariya) world wide that has been made from this book:

    1.White Nights, a 1959 Russian film by Ivan Pyryev.

    2.Le notti bianche, a 1957 Italian film by Luchino Visconti

    3.Chhalia, a 1960 Hindi film.

    4.Four Nights of a Dreamer, a 1971 French film by Robert Bresson.

    5.A 2002 Iranian film.

    6.Iyarkai, a 2003 Tamil film.

    7.Ahista Ahista, a 2006 Hindi film.

    8.Saawariya, a 2007 Hindi film.

    9.Two Lovers, a 2009 American film.

    Read the White Nights story in Wiki.Very poetic and not a single shred of realism in it.But reasonably engaging if you are not looking for “logic”.Only the Italian film No Le Notti Bianche is completely based on the story.

    Arun Responds:

    You Write Above: Do you know that Saawariya is loosely based on the short story White Nights by Fyodor Dostoevsky?


    Please see our review of Saawariya: No Le Notti Bianche but Saawariya is Still a Minor Classic

    • முனிAndy   June 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      chennaiarunbhai, appalogize for apologizing too many times. why didn’t you fight back racer’s attack about your “English Medium” excuse.

      I’ll side with you.. go, get him, Tiger.

  4. chennaiarun2007   June 14, 2010 at 12:58 am

    @ Muniyandi,

    Sorry dude,I have no time to engage in silly fights with racer!!He was right.I have accepted my mistakes and moved on.I gave it as an excuse only.I have also learned a lot through this blog that one should expose too much of their private lives and their individual frialities. I have been treading a careful approach to this blog since I don’t want to become another “Vikram Buddhi”.There were only three times in this blog where I crossed the limits of decency!!I want to be associated with things that are much more informative in nature.

    @ Si,

    As regards To Ponniyin Selvan issue which Mr.Muniyandi has reopened again:

    Iam a product of a newer generation which is fed on a diet of Sidney Sheldon and Robin Cook novels.So,I have never cared about Tamil novels per se.Also when I go into a bookstore such as Landmarks,there are only English books!!The Tamil novels are not marketed and popularized well,so they do not come into the mainstream.They are only available in some particular stores,where the influence of Tamil publishing companies are better!!

    I also do not have much interest either in reading novels involving historical background.

    Also let me make it clear that reading a book like Ponniyin Selvan does not contribute much to the growth of Tamil language.Sure,it will help to evoke interest in the language and spread it worldwide,but still Tamil language is declining here.I have no interest in telling people like racer and you why the situation is so pathetic here.Due to extensive reading of Tughlaq and interactions with my father,I have partially understood the pathetic story of Tamil language here in Tamilnadu!!

    Muniyandi, I understand your feelings but I do not want to discuss trivial issues here in this blog.

    Arun Responds:

    You Write Above: but still Tamil language is declining here

    Such is the fate of all Indian languages (except perhaps Hindi) in the face of English’s relentless onslaught.

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