MURDER, GANGSTER, LIFE IN A METRO - It seems that director Anurag Basu has a thing or two for English titles. However, while each of these titles were straight forward and pretty much conveyed what the film was all about, one wonders how did the title KITES come into origin. Though it is plain and simple yet again, it seems to be holding a much deep rooted meaning to it than what it seems on a face value.
Agrees Anurag, "Yes, we have used the title KITES as a metaphor in the film. A kite flies against the winds and not with it and there is something similar which happens to the characters as well. They have their inherent weaknesses but they fight it all out. In fact whatsoever disruptions come in the way of characters played by Hrithik and Barbara, their love for each other only becomes stronger. Inke ishq mein jitne rohde aate hai, woh utna hi gaadha ho jaata tha. However, what they don't realise is that someone else is making them dance and the 'dor' is in his hand."
He admits though that KITES was not the decided title from the very beginning. "This was always a working title but we got very good response from everybody during the scripting itself. Moreover, this starts with the letter 'K' which is lucky for Roshans", smiles Anurag.
In that case, it seems that Anurag never had a choice of picking up anything which was different, right?
"I guess every film comes with its own destiny and this time around, it indicated that we have KITES as a title. In any case, it was hidden somewhere in my film's script as well so I am more than pleased to have KITES as the chosen one", signs off Anurag.
Also starring Kangna Ranaut in a principal role, KITES releases all over on 21st May 2010.