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The Kite Runner (2007)

Written By Awir Aditya on Friday, July 17, 2009 | 6:38 AM

Genre: Drama

Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub

Based on Khaled Hosseni's book with the same title, the movie narrates the story of two friends Amir (Ebrahimi) and Hassan (Mahmoodzada) living in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir is the son of a rich man, Agha Sahib (Ershadi) and Hassan is the son of a servant whose family has been working in that very house since ages. The two boys get along with each other like bread and butter and love flying kites. Hassan loves his friend and would readily do anything for him, which eventually makes Amir frustrated with his incapacity to stand up for himself. To satisfy himself, he frames Hassan for theft and gets him fired. When the Soviet invades Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to Pakistan leaving the house in care of his fathers friend Rahim Khan (Toub). Fast forward to America, 2000. Amir (Abdalla) marries Soraya (Leoni) is leading a normal American life. Soon after his fathers death, Rahim Khan one day calls him and requests him to come to Pakistan. Rahim Khan reveals that Hassan is Agha Sahib's illegitimate son. The Taliban have killed Hassan and he must go back to Kabul and bring back Hassan's son Sohrab and raise him as his own. A very touching and emotional tale which showing a different side of friendship. A true friend is someone who will stand by you, no matter what and will do anything for you, even if it means giving up ones life.

Rating: 8.1/10
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