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December 22, 2009

No release date for Kites, Reliance Big Pictures to lose about 5 crores on Paa!





This information comes from boxofficeindia.com

Q. Is there a fixed release date for Kites?
A. No there is no fixed date but the expectations are for a late May or June release?

Q. Considering the low productions costs of Paa and its fairly good business should it not be a Super Hit?
A. Verdicts are based on theatrical business as every film today is making profits for producers. Paa has made money for producers but distributors Reliance Big will lose around 5 crore. This is the story of 95% of the major Hindi films released.


http://www.boxofficeindia.com/youdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=1350&nCat=you_asked_it

What is holding up Kites? The movie has been in post-production for almost a year now. And is all this talk of Paa being a success at most forums, and even a BIG success on the Bachchan-favoring forum IBOS.com so much hogwash?

4 comments:

Princess said...

A film experiment gone awry

Richard Orange
Last Updated: December 20. 2009 12:31AM UAE / December 19. 2009 8:31PM GMT

Dr Frankenstein in his laboratory could hardly have devised a more volatile mix than the fusing of Hollywood and Bollywood movie styles. The year in Indian cinema has demonstrated the failure of the blockbuster while proving the virtue of low-budget offerings, writes Richard Orange

“Love and music, sir, have no language,” says the Indian film star Hrithik Roshan at the end of the trailer for the US$30 million (Dh110.1m) Bollywood movie Kites and then flashes a long grin.

His character in the film, the Las Vegas dance teacher J, is answering a question from a stereotypical US detective about his Latina girlfriend: “She doesn’t speak any English, you don’t speak any Spanish, so how did you fall in love?”

The line is clearly intended as a manifesto for this most ambitious of films, a love story shot simultaneously in both English and Hindi and designed to appeal to the audiences of both Bollywood and Hollywood.

Sadly, the signs are that Kites will probably end up proving quite the opposite, that the sensibilities of the major film centres regarding love and music are in fact so wildly different that trying to appeal to both is a kind of commercial madness.

The year that Slumdog Millionaire unexpectedly swept the Oscars has turned out to be one of enormous hubris in Bollywood, a year of overly ambitious experimental big-budget movies that have flopped one after the other at the box office.


While Kites may have been the first to try its luck on Hollywood’s home ground, others have also strayed equally far from Bollywood’s time-tested formulas. Chandni Chowk to China tried, and failed, to be Bollywood’s first Kung-Fu comedy; London Dreams, a European rock ‘n’ roll road trip, could not get viewers fired up. Blue, a $25m underwater blockbuster set in the Bahamas, dived completely; Luck By Chance, 8X10 Tasveer and Delhi 6 have similarly disappointed. Only a few films, including Paa and Wake Up Sid, have bucked the trend.

The omens for Kites are bad. More than a month after the original October date for the film’s release, its producer, Roshan’s father Rakesh, said he had decided to rope in the US director Brett Ratner to recut the film for American audiences. Anyone optimistic about the prospects should note the negligible impact the Hindi version of Slumdog Millionaire made in Indian theatres.

Kites is now slated for release next April, more than a year after Hrithik Roshan and his father first took it to Cannes for the international film festival.

More here:

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091220/BUSINESS/712199908/1005

Pardesi said...

"The omens for Kites are bad. More than a month after the original October date for the film’s release, its producer, Roshan’s father Rakesh, said he had decided to rope in the US director Brett Ratner to recut the film for American audiences. Anyone optimistic about the prospects should note the negligible impact the Hindi version of Slumdog Millionaire made in Indian theatres. "

Reliance is distributing this one too, and stand to lose a packet if the film does not work. How can editing salvage a film? One hopes Mr Ratner has some magic tricks up his sleeve.

Neo said...

i hope guzarish doesnot release before Kites.

Rajiv said...

If there is one movie I´m eagerly waiting for its Kites.

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