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RELIANCE BIG PICTURES AND FILMKRAFT’S MOST AWAITED ROMANTIC FILM KITES TO RELEASE ON 21st MAY, 2010

Hindi & English versions of Kites will release worldwide simultaneously on 21st May

First look trailer will be unveiled in 1700 screens worldwide on 12th February


Mumbai, 10th February, 2010: Reliance BIG Pictures and Rakesh Roshan’s eagerly awaited romantic film Kites will release worldwide in Hindi and English versions on 21st May, 2010, in over 60 countries.

The trailer of the Hindi version will play on 1700 screens worldwide on Friday, 12th February, to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The trailer of Kites’ English version will be released shortly on 1000 screens. The English version of Kites is presented and reworked by the well known Hollywood director Brett Ratner(Rush Hour Series, X-Men: The Last Stand).

Commenting on this, Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance BIG Pictures said, “We have always believed that Indian films and talent can enjoy the same success and recognition internationally as in India. We are extremely delighted to be associated with Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik Roshan and Anurag Basu, some of the best talent in the Indian film industry. Kites is a first-of-its-kind Indian film and it has already generated huge interest. We are proud to present the first look to a worldwide audience. ”

Kites is a compelling romantic saga that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments - and unexpected betrayal. Shot in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Santa Fe, Kites is one of the biggest films ever produced in India.

Produced by Rakesh Roshan and to be released worldwide by Reliance BIG Pictures, Kites is directed by Anurag Basu starring Hrithik Roshan and Mexican star Barbara Mori. It also stars Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi and Nick Brown. Kites has music by Rajesh Roshan, cinematography by Ayananka Bose and stunt coordination by Hollywood’s Spiro Razatos. The English version is re-edited by Mark Helfrich (Rush Hour Series, X-Men: The Last Stand) with additional background score by Graeme Revell (Sin City, Grindhouse, Pineapple Express).

About Reliance Big Entertainment: Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

Reliance BIG Pictures (www.reliancebigpictures.com), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide. The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mani Ratnam, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal and Rituparno Ghosh, Surya and others. RBEL has partnered with Steven Spielberg & Stacey Snider in the new DreamWorks Studios. AdditionallyRBEL also has unique creative partnerships for film development and production with Brian Grazer & Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, Nicholas Cage’s Saturn Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Tom Hank’s Playtone Productions, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures, Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, Brett Ratner’s Rat Films, Julia Robert’s Red OM Films, Deepak Nayar’s Kintop Pictures and others.

Reliance MediaWorks Limited, member of Reliance Group is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

About Filmkraft: Filmkraft Productions India Pvt. Ltd , India’s leading film production house, was started in 1979 and has since produced 14 blockbusters of which 9 were directed by Rakesh Roshan. Filmkraft also created India’s first Superhero on celluloid, “Krrish” after pioneering its science fiction prequel, Koi Mil Gaya. With Kites, FIlmKraft takes its first step into the International arena and has lined up an impressive crew of International talent including Mexican actress Barbara Mori, Hollywood action director Spiro Razatos and New York based choreographer Flexi.



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