Kites is a 2010 India action romance by Anurag Basu
Even before the Hrithik Roshan- Barabara Mori starrer Kites hits the screens, the movie is creating ripples enough about the sensuous and flirty scenes between the two actors, but the international version of the movie seems to have far bolder scenes than the desi version.
The international one has a sizzling liplock between topless Barbara with Hrithik Roshan which is censored to the Indian audience.
Payal Rohatgi, who is known for her bold image says, I think the Indian audience is not mature enough. Men download images to gratify themselves but movies are a different genre. Movies are meant for family watching and a raunchy promo will insure that family audiences don’t pull in. So movie makers are also vary,
Meanwhile the BBFC cut the 2010 UK cinema release by 9s for a 12A rating. Company chose to make cuts to reduce violent detail in one scene (a man’s ear being cut off and a man being shot with accompanying bloodspray) in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
The BBFC further explained their 12A rating:
Kites is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action thriller in which an Indian man and a Mexican woman are on the run across America. The film was classified 12A for moderate violence and threat.
The film contains frequent action sequences and stunts, but the violence is generally not realistic or shown in detail. One scene, however, does involves a more realistic threat to two alleged thieves. They are threatened with a knife and a shooting is implied. This scene is the strongest moment of threat in the film. At 12A’/’12, the BBFC’s Guidelines state that Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequence are not frequent or sustained.
The film also contains some mild language including piss and shit.