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A documentary on the evolution of mixed martial arts

Filmmaker Von Saxena (right) with wrestler  Sushil Kumar. Filmmaker Von Saxena (right) with wrestler Sushil Kumar.
Written by Pallavi Chattopadhyay | Posted: June 25, 2014 12:08 am | Updated: June 25, 2014 4:45 pm

move out from the kushti and akhada system,”
says Saxena.
Saxena has included jibes at Bollywood actors. So a lean Aamir Khan is singing Papa Kehte Hai…in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), after which the camera quickly shifts focus to his transformed muscular body in Dhoom 3 (2013) while Salman Khan’s changing physique is depicted through his contrasting looks in Saajan (1991) and Dabangg (2010).

Recently, MMA has also become increasing popular as a fitness and self-defence regime in urban centres and the documentary does not shy away from throwing light on this new trend. Many gyms have now started offering training in MMA in Delhi and Mumbai and with increasing concerns about women’s safety, its application in self-defence training for women stands as its latest accomplishment.

This story appeared in print with the headline Packs A Punch

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