'Kites' centres around two immigrants – one from India and one from Mexico – both navigating life in North America in pursuit of their dreams. Orphaned in childhood, 'J' (Hrithik Roshan) is a hustler who has learned to live by his wits and charm. Teaching salsa by day, he is not averse to a shady deal here and there. 'Linda' AKA 'Natasha' (Barbara Mori') is a feisty, beautiful Mexican who has crossed the border illegally in the hope of making some money to support her family back home.
Destiny unites them through the most unexpected twist of fate which culminates in a mortally wounded man being left for dead in the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert. The man is J, but barely recognizable as the once carefree and street smart trickster that he was. The only thing now keeping him alive is his quest to reclaim the love of his life – Linda.
'Kites' is a multi-layered and textured film which transcends racial barriers and backgrounds. It deals with issues that hold utmost relevance in today's multicultural society and is sure to touch the hearts of a diversity of both mainstream and ethnic film audiences the world over.