Kung Fu Yoga – Trailer Review


Anyone expecting to see Jackie Chan practicing yoga in the upcoming film “ Kung Fu Yoga ” might be disappointed. Chan’s latest collaboration with director Stanley Tong (“Rumble in the Bronx,” “Super cop’) is heavy on the kung fu, and light on the yoga. The trailer for the film features Chan doing what he does best — kicking butt while narrowly avoiding certain death.

After Mallika Sherawat managed to bag eleven minutes of screen time in The Myth a few years ago, now Disha Patani and Amyra Dastur will now get to share screen space with none other Asia’s biggest star, Jackie Chan in his new movie Kung Fu Yoga. And unlike Mallika, it looks like at least Disha Patani has something substantial to do in the movie.

The film has been set up on a large scale, as Jackie Chan takes the action from China to India to Dubai. And just what you expect from his movies, there are a lot of gags in the trailer. The best bit I liked was the portion where Jackie Chan finds himself in a car with a lion and when the car takes for a leap, the similar expressions on both the beast and the man is damn funny. For the action junkie, there are rooftops fights, running away from hungry hyenas, and more stunt sequences set in the icy hinterlands. The trailer however has an uncanny similarity to Jackie Chan’s own movie ‘Chinese Zodiac’.

Speaking about the Indian stars, Disha Patani has the maximum screen time followed by Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur in the trailer. I have to say, Disha looks really beautiful especially in the scene where she is seen in the Indian attire. Sonu Sood plays an antagonist in the movie, and he gets to have a couple of fighting scenes with Mr Chan himself!

However, the trailer could have avoided the usual stereotypes attached to India like that levitating sadhu. After having born and stayed in this country for my entire lifetime, I have not seen one myself so I wonder how these foreigners always manage to catch a glimpse of these ‘miracle workers’.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Chinese archaeology professor Jack (Chan) teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only to be ambushed by Randall (Sonu Sood), the descendant of a rebel army leader. When they free themselves, their next stop is Dubai where a diamond from the ice cave is to be auctioned. After a series of double-crosses and revelations about their past, Jack and his team travel to a mountain temple in India, using the diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure.

The Movie is all set to Release on the 3rd february 2017 – this will for sure face stiff competition from Raees and Kaabil releasing around the same dates.

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Jeetendra Mehra
Jeetendra Mehra
Jeetendra Mehra has been a visiting faculty for Drama and Theatre for 3 years – Father Agnel’s College Of Engineering, Bandra, Mumbai. After which he joined a cinema advertising – Dimples Cine Advertising firm as their creative head. He has been to various organizations and has served roles in the capacity of a Communications Head & Creative Director in the events and advertising sector.