I didn’t understand the purpose of those TV shows and reports on digital and print media outlets which were vociferously asserting that Kung Fu Yoga was gonna be a cult movie, especially in light of its cinematic endeavor to connect the cultural history of China and India together and present in front of the audiences something fantastic to savor the beauty of both action and historical knowledge.
Well, I dont think Kung Fu Yoga is so generously enlightening historically. Moreover, I can’t deny the fact that the movie has somehow lost the point of being cognoscenti about Indian culture and largely it revolves around what I tend to call “Treasure Hunt” type of expedition, in a snow-capped cave, and in the remnants of Indian fort in Rajasthan.
Kung Fu Yoga bears close semblance of Jakie Chan’s formerly best known movies based on the subject line of treasure-hunting, in which Jakie, along with his friends, expedites hidden treasure in the relics of ancient caves and we also see how this fellowship lands in trouble and then fights with the goons to their escapade to safety.
End of the story.
Kung Fu Yoga, as I conclude, seems to be the sequel of Jackie’s earliest movies like Chinese Zodiac, Armor of God, and Armour of God II: Operation Condor. All these movies are based on searching hidden treasures while Jackie and his friends, during their expedition, deal with many bad guys and their fate finally prevails when they successfully accomplish their mission.
Jackie Chan, a famous professor in archaeology, with his friends, forms a fellowship with a young Indian professor Ashmita and her assistant Kyra . They carry out a mission to find out the lost treasure of Magadha in Tibet. This team comes across Randall who happens to be somehow related to Magadha dynasty, which he believes has somewhat afforded to him the prerogative to lay claims on the hidden treasure, now a mission of Jackie-led team to find in Tibet. After skirmish with the goons of Randall, another encounter in Dubai and India, Jackie’s team finally finds the treasure.
Best part of Kung Fu Yoga is appearance of Jackie Chan, and if the reports of various media outlets are to be believed, the chemistry of both Jackie and Sonu Sood is the key attribute of the movie galvanizing audience’s response. Well, I dont think so. After watching the movie, I have found nothing so exciting as talked in previews and some reviews of the movie on certain websites.
For me, the movie is one time watchable, but if you expect some catchy kung fu actions by Jackie, then you won’t be disappointed. Chan’s fisticuffs with bad boys and his fights with Sonu in the climax are pretty decent, though the action choreography could have been lot more better, as I, for some strange reasons, tend to believe so.
Maybe I still miss old Chan.
Kung Fu Yoga is overall a watchable movie and you will surely love cool and fun-witted actions as typical in various Jackie Chan’s movies. However, I have missed “YOGA” type of thing in the whole movie and kind of thought that maybe Jackie or any Indian cast would demonstrate some Yoga related stuffs, but nothing sort of my belief happened.
Directed by Stanley Tong, Kung Fu Yoga, can give you pretty decent entertainment to spend your Weekend greatly.