Monday, March 14, 2011

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is one of the rare movies which does justice to the book. The best thing i did was reading the book before watching the movie, which is so masterfully written by Khalid Husseini.

The Kite Runner is a multilayered story about friendship, family, betrayal, guilt and redemption. The story takes place over three separate time periods in 1978, 1988, and 2000, with the two earlier periods presented as extended flashbacks. It is a story of two childhood friends Amir and Hassan. Amir comes from a wealthy family in Kabul, he worships his gruff father, Baba (Homayoun Ershadi) and Hassan is an illiterate who adores Amir. Hassan's father has worked for Baba his entire life. Amir loves his younger friend in his selfish fashion, but because Baba favors Hassan, Amir also betrays him.

The start of the movie shows Amir a young, just-published novelist who lives in California with his wife. One day he receives a phone call from an old family friend, Rahim Khan. He asks Amir to come see him and tells him "there is a way to be good again".
I prefer not telling the whole story, so go watch it yourself, even if you have read the book it will be a great watch, you wont be disappointed. 
Every major and minor characters acted well, i was especially floored by Ahmad Khan Mahmoodcada, who played young Hassan.
My favorite line of the movie is "For you, a thousand times over"

Happy watching :)


  1. That's one of my all-time favorite lines.
    Love the book.

  2. Thanks for reading the post. Have u read the book?

  3. This was a great movie. I did the opposite: I saw the movie at a prescreening before it came out to the public; after loving it, I went and read the book. Both were great. Just watching the trailer again brought me chills.
    Thanks for the review, Shikha Chica ;)