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5.0 out of 5 stars Brotherhood, Love and Redemption, 10 July 2008
This review is from: The Kite Runner [DVD] (2007) (DVD)
I fell in love with Khaled Hosseini's novel `THE KITE RUNNER'; the story is sad, beautiful and inspiring. The writer relates the story in a way that makes you feel like it's poetry. The adaptation of this film captures the essence of the novel.

This is a story of unconditional love, brotherhood and redemption set in Afghanistan.

I like the way that the film is in the Afghan languages (Dari, Pashtu,Urdu) with English subtitles. If the film was in English, a lot of the realism would be lost and the story wouldn't have been as effective.

The two young boys who were chosen to play the role of Amir and Hassan were well-cast. The characters are best friends living in a household where Amir is the son of the rich owner of the house and the Hassan is the son of the house keeper; the class differences become an important factor in the story. The boys appear to have an inseparable friendship, they go to the cinema together and fly kites in competitions. An event occurs (I don't want to ruin the film for those who haven't seen it) in which Amir's strength of character and loyalty is tested. His actions, or lack there-of, will severely affect the friendship between the boys and they will never be the same again. Amir will be haunted with guilt due to the consequences of that fateful day for the rest of his life.

As a man, many years later, Amir discovers that there is hope, redemption is possible: `there is a way to be good again'.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2016 14:00:35 BDT
Expoperialed says:
What re you talking about?

In Afghanistan there are many languages, the most common one being Farsi ( dari ) and then Pashto spoken by Pashtons, Uzbeki, Turkmani etc. Urdu is the language of Pakistan and has nothing to do with Afghanistan. The Pakistani border police speaks Urdu when Amir is entering Afghanistan.
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