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Kung Fu Yoga movie review: Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood film is a big yawn

Kung Fu Yoga movie review: Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood's promotions of this film was way better than anything that the movie has to offer.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: February 4, 2017 8:30 am
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Kung Fu Yoga movie cast: Jackie Chan, Aarif Rehman, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur
Kung Fu Yoga movie director: Stanley Tong
Kung Fu Yoga movie rating: 1.5 stars

At one point in the film, Sonu Sood’s character asks: are you guys having fun? At which you shake yourself awake to respond with a resounding ‘no’.

And that’s such a pity because Jackie Chan is an experienced jokester, and this film which seeks to meld Kung Fu and Yoga, two great civilisations, two great traditions, Hindi-China-bhai-bhai, yada yada, should rightly have been a barrel of laughs.

But Kung Fu Yoga, which is a cheat title, because it has barely any yoga and a lot of jaded Kung Fu moves, does nothing but put you to sleep. Chan plays a great Chinese archaeologist in search of lost treasure. A mo cap (motion capture) flashback tells a convoluted tale of Indian royals wandering about icy mountain caves in Tibet, with Chan showing the way.

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The contemporary Chan, called, what else, Jack, does the same. Accompanying him are a bunch of youngsters calling themselves professors and teaching assistants, but who have basically been hired to look admiringly at Chan doing his stuff.

The Indian contingent is made up of Sonu Sood playing a baddie with an eye on the treasure. And Dastur and Patani as the pretties who dress up in furs or ornate ghagras, depending upon whether they are in Tibet or in exotic Rajasthan, with old guys doing rope tricks and sadhus levitating. This, in 2017. I kid you not.

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A bit of the film is set in Dubai only to give us a car chase which features an unexpected back seat guest for Chan. Roars and crashes ensue, but it’s all a big yawn.

The only time this Oriental Indiana Jones flickers to life is in an item song with the entire cast and lots of extras. It proves two things: that the clearly ageing Chan can shake a leg. And that song and dance, especially if it is a Farah Khan special, still rules.

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  1. D
    Feb 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm
    Great Movie. Loved it thoroughly. Its clearly visible the legendary JC has aged (63), which proves no one can escape from time and aging, but nonetheless, he's entertaining and its really amazing what he does at 63.... Don't expect Drunken Master II or Armour of God, butlt;br/gt;Kung Fu Yoga is actually one of his good movies in the recent times and many times better than Skiptrace, dragon blade, lockdown....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He's co stars in the movie are also a delight to watch.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;JC forever.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Thanks
    1. A
      Abhishek Rai
      Feb 5, 2017 at 12:08 am
      First of all the movie is family type andnow a days family movies are rare to find and Jackie Chan is always awesome and yes Dragon Blade movie is also it has no match and Kung Fu Yoga is comedy type as always
      1. F
        Feb 3, 2017 at 10:19 am
        Previous movie skiptrace was also bad. Jackie chan has to reinvent
        1. A
          akshat gupta
          Feb 5, 2017 at 8:42 am
          It is a great movie.and i thing everyone should watch it...this type of movies are now hard to find and its a great move to keep our tradition alive and i appreciate it.love this movie.
          1. D
            Feb 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm
            I would definitely watch this movie..it's going to be awesome
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