Hindustantimes : Director Badri Venkatesh’s Baana Kaathadi , much like its meaning, Kites, tries flying high only to come
crashing down. Using the sport as a background (though it often seems like an excuse to get some colour into the frames), the film interweaves a romance between a rich girl and a poor boy from the Chennai slums. What a yawn, for how often have we seen this unfold on screen. The only new angle here appears to be the kite that plays cupid – and literally.