Review: Kungfu Yoga With Jackie Chan

This is a Indo- Chinese production and basically is a vehicle for superstar Jackie Chan
Review: Kungfu yoga with Jackie Chan
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When President Xi visited India, he signed an agreement  to produce 3 joint films. This is the first of these films. The film stars Jackie Chan with a ensemble of Indian stars led by a Sonu  Sood and Disha Patni. The film is however a Jackie Chan vehicle and despite his 63 years carries himself and the film with aplomb.

The film is a box office bonanza in China grossing over $900 million. It was not much of an but in India where Jackie is not the super hero. The film features two Indian stars in Disha Patni  and Sonu Sood.

This is a big break and Sonu who plays the villain is pretty good. Disha will do Indians proud with a lovely midriff and for voyers  she is also in a bikini.

The story is simple. A Chinese archaeologist on the search for an  ancient relic. The villain Sonu also wants it. The search takes the duo to Tibet, India and Dubai. In Dubai the star is a lion a pet of a grand sheikh. There is plenty of action and some lovely shots of Dubai. The Jumeirah beach resort is the setting and this is where Disha dons the bikini.

There are plenty of action scenes with a hair raising scene with Jackals. Jackie is a great Kungfu star and he obviously shows his wares. But there


is very little romance in the movie and that is the reason the film didn't click in India. In addition stereotype scenes of elephants  and snake charmer are not the best way forward.

The film does have  slick editing and direction. The shots in Dubai are well executed. Its a terrific advertisement for Dubai and shows camel  races and car chases, with a lion in the back seat.

The ending is pretty bizarre as the villain Sonu Sood and Disha as well as Jackie get into a classical dance.  Hats off to Jackie for doing the dance so well. The relic remains in a temple and the story is over. The finance is from China and thus the film will appeal more there. The success of the film is due to Jackie and that means  he is the biggest star of the east.

Two more films will be made and we hear one of the girls Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone will star. In this film the role was offered to Amir Khan but one supposes he won't play second fiddle to Jackie. Overall a passable film, that could have entertained more.

 



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • destinykst  06-03-2017
    Thanks for your valuable review.I really didn't know about this film in fact I heard it for the first time so you added good information.Its really a proud moment for Disha Patani and Sonu Sood to cast with Superstar Jackie Chan and surely we would love to watch PC or Deepika working with him.
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    • Madan G Singh  06-03-2017
      Yes destinykst, I am also looking forward to seeing these 2 Indian girls with Jackie.He is a real superstar.
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