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Make an Indian movie with a Hindi name or atleast speak it


I mean i saw 15mins of this before walking out. I think he is a great actor and love all...most of his past films the role he took in Dhoom 2 was great. Bad guy, good looking better than the main 'hero', got it all going for him, but again it came out a bit bad BUT this is amazingly CRAP. full of it, is he doing an American accent cause its pretty bad and very annoying. I can't stand Salman Khan doing an American accent or anyone, speak the mother-tongue HINDI. Only one film sticks to the characters as they are indian, and that Lagaan. Ooppss again Aamir Khan.

Can bollywood please come up with a film where good actor take on good roles and if there is a 'bad guy' in the movie make him as strong as the 'her' and not someone like kader khan who will get knocked in one punch.

I had to let it out, thanks for reading

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LondonLady, can't respond to your aversion to accents when speaking Hindi, but consider a different point of view. Films are art, in the end. Art is global: paintings, symphonies, novels. As to a novel or a film, one might better enjoy either if one was familiar with the culture from which it was derived but in the end, even novels and film can be universal especially love stories and stories of betrayal (Kites). I believe this great experiment by the Roshan family is to be commended.

As to Hrithik's accent, his character lived in Las Vegas and had no family so had to scrape and scramble just to get by. Something in the film gave me the impression he had been living that way for a long time. Later in the film he tells a story about his mom dying when he was about 8. So any American accent was part of an NRI with this background.

I might suggest you look at films differently and develop some patience. Kites was both art AND very entertaining. I don't know about you but I work hard and I like to be entertained on weekends. I saw it twice!

"Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal."

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I guess grammar is extinct in London.

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Do you feel the same way about Hollywood movies that are not in English? Examples: Avatar, The Passion of Christ, Dances with wolves, Inglorious Basterds?

I did not think Hrithik had a American accent. He was speaking English with an Indian accent. It didn't appear to me like he was even trying to fake an accent.

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seems to me that Indian filmakers are trying to get onto the international stage, which is good as long as they dont advertise these movies as Hindi cinema, I can see alot of people in India and abroad getting angry if this happens. Karan Johar movies are and have for a long time been aimed at Indians living in the west in my opinion.

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filmcaninspire u watched it twice?? R U Crazy! Even imdb only gave it 5/10.
All i know is i work hard all week including weekends and this movie ruined my one weekend off.
This film is a disaster, plain & simple.
I commend any movie that takes a risk and does it well...but this was not one.

Also, from looking at other posts on this movie it could be said Roshan's 'experiment' was probably to see how many other movie scenes he could copy & fit into this one - no wonder it was all over the place.

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Yes. I saw it twice. What can I say, I am a little slow. Caught plenty more nuance the second time. Second, imdb.com is not the best barometer for choices in films for me. I look to imdb for information (actor, news items), but rotten tomatoes is better. And, third, what the hell is wrong with emulating other movies? My view is that there are only so many stories to tell and, of course, they are going to be told over and over, throughout the ages. In running away from Huge Danger, like corrupt casino owners who are willing to lie to law enforcement -- about the 2 million dollars that the couple stole from the casino -- to gain law enforcement's huge support, how many ways can you do it? The hot air balloon part was original. You are too critical. I think these boards are, too. To snipe-y. I am semi-retired and want to enjoy life . . . . My job consists of interaction with crabby snipers.

You seem knowledgeable. My only gripe with you is that you expressed your opinions after only seeing 15 minutes of the film.

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Why with a Hindi name? People in Mumbai speak Marathi and not Hindi.

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