Kites is everything and nothing. You get to see two best looking people romancing each-other, exotic locales, hear some gibberish that nevertheless sounds sweet. And yet you keep hunting for the story, you keep thinking when the movie would gain momentum and you keep wishing it didn't slack most of the times. Kites is an honest effort by Papa Roshan to launch his kid in the Hollywood block, but he needs to realise that you can't satisfy everyone at once.If he makes a movie for the Indian crowd, he has to know that a huge portion of the audience have difficulty understanding English, let alone Spanish!!
The film could perhaps have been more generously accepted by the Indian viewers had he put more of the dialect we have so grown up hearing. When the dialogues of a movie become difficult to follow, and to that is added a turtle's pace, it does take some time for the audience to register what's going on.
Barbara Mori is exciting to watch, and looks good with our desi Greek god, but the lack of an interesting plot makes their romance seem forced and you keep hunting for something more. Kangana does her bit, and makes no extra effort to make the plot interesting. Where performance is concerned, one can rule out Barbara sheerly because she speaks in a tongue foreign to us. Roshan is a much better performer, and the sooner his director's realise his potential the better. You can not pull a film through just by looking good.
The movie has very less to be written about and when reflected back upon, nothing susbstantial can be recollected except bits and parts of it. Overall, it may have been a movie the West went ga-ga over, but for the common Indian audience, it was solely a film that tried desparately to be Hollywood-ish but ended up being 'na ghar-ka, na ghat-ka'.