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Movie Review: Kung Fu Yoga

Release Date: February 3, 2017
Cast: Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur, Yixing Zhang, Aarif Rahman
Director: Stanley Tong
Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes

For Jackie Chan fans, Kung Fu Yoga would be an enjoyable experience, especially to see the great martial arts action hero in an Indian twist. Kung Fu Yoga is among the few joint-production movies that have been screened in China and have received a good response from the audience.

The story is about Jack (Jackie Chan), one of China’s leading archeologists, who is hired by Ashmita (Disha Patani) to find a lost treasure that was originally the property of her ancestors. Jack arrives in India to locate the lost treasure and brings along his two assistants, Zhu (Yixing Zhang) and Nuomin (Miya Muqi). However, he soon finds that he is not the only one searching for the lost treasure. Turns out that there’s Randall (Sonu Sood) as well, who is hunting for the same thing as they are.

Kung Fu Yoga can be called a mixed bag, as it has the good and the bad blended in an acceptable manner. Not great, not discomforting, just somewhere in between, where you might have some laughs and enjoy the sometimes funny and sometimes extreme action sequences. A great part of the movie is CGI, which does not necessarily appeal to every movie goer. There are also some issues with the English dubbing that you may come across.

Another thing is that the movie utilizes the conventional view of India, which comes with props like ancient temples, snake charmers, princesses, elephants, etc. However, we are now a mature audience, and we shouldn’t really mind this biased portrayal, as long as it is done in good humor.

Overall, Kung Fu Yoga is entertaining, especially if you like action & adventure movies. Not comparing, but if you liked Indiana Jones, you would probably want to watch this one too.

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