Twisted drivel, waste of time, money goes the popular rhetoric. I missed it on the theatre (courtesy advance bookings in its first week after all the hype, and the negative publicity, thereafter) but finally happened to see it last weekend.
Some scattered thoughts.
Great cinematography, hackneyed plot (that's not something to fret about in B'wood) but executed well, a few wasted characters (Kangana Ranawat for one) and a delectably delicious Mr Roshan. Every frame. Every move. [Girls, you won't tire watching him]. A pretty decent start from newcomer Barbara Mori. Convincing as an actor. [She smiles a smile you can't lie to].
The green-eyed couple have their moments but I felt the Hrithik and Barbara's overdone on-the-run sequences took away from what could've otherwise metamorphosed into a beautiful love story. Hrithik's narrative in the opening shot -- Kites, fly in the sky, free... dancing in the wind....with no worries...like two lovers...they meet, they fight, they embrace...they almost become one...but it is not the will of the kites...that makes them dance...coz someone else always holds the strings -- is 'supposed' to be reflective of the tragic climax but it instead bespeaks of their fizzles-out-even-before-it-takes-off chemistry ;)
I wish there was more of them to watch than the repetitive shootout scenes.
The music is hummable. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera with KK on the vocals is the best in the album. Title track Kites in the Sky in Mr Roshan's voice is mediocre at best.