Makar Sankranti special: Bollywood's kite story

Updated: Jan 16, 2017, 15:49 IST
  • Makar Sankranti special: Bollywood's kite story
    Kai Po Che: Abhishek Kapoor has used this Gujarati phrase 'Kai po che', a street term used popularly in the state during the kite flying festival, as the title of his film, based on Chetan Bhagat's The 3 Mistakes of My Life
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  • Makar Sankranti special: Bollywood's kite story
    Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: The term Kai Po Che was also used in a peppy song in this film. Its lyrics and picturisation were primarily around the kite flying tradition in Gujarat
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    Kati Patang: Shakti Samanta's 1970 classic dealt with the trials and tribulations of a woman, whose life becomes a directionless kite
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  • Makar Sankranti special: Bollywood's kite story
    Yeh Khula Aasman: In this film, a kite is used as a metaphor to teach lessons of life
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    Patang: Indian-American director Prashant Bhargava, who made his debut with this movie, said he was inspired by the way people of Gujarat use kite flying as a mean to deal with their problems
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    Gattu: Kite flying also forms the ground for Gattu™, a children's film directed by Rajan Khosa. He pans the camera around the story of a young boy who wants to win over a mysterious kite in the sky and goes out of his way to achieve this dream
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  • Makar Sankranti special: Bollywood's kite story
    Kites: The figurative use of the word is loud and clear in Rakesh Roshan's 2010 flick. The movie's story revolved around how love goes beyond boundaries and culture, and how love grows in tough times
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On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, we look at how kites have played an important role in some of our Hindi films

 

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