One of the most awaited foreign films of the year, Kung Fu Yoga, will hit Chinese movie theaters on January 28, 2017. Legendary comedian, martial artist and cultural icon Jackie Chan leads this Sino-Indian film. With him are Bollywoood superstars Sonu Sood (Arundhati (2010) and Julayi (2012)) and Amyra Dastur (Anegan (2015) and Mr. X (2015)). The film is directed by frequent Jackie Chan collaborator, Stanley Tong.
With a reported budget of $65 million, Kung Fu Yoga promises to be a hilarious and action packed extravaganza. The film follows celebrated Chinese archeology professor, Jack (played by Jackie Chan) as he searches for ancient treasures scattered all around the world.
Kung Fu Yoga is part of the three-film agreement signed between the two nations during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to India last 2015. CatchNews adds that the Sino-Indian film boasts hair-raising action sequences, plus as much hilarity and fun one can expect from Jackie Chan.
This of course is not the first time that Jackie Chan worked with Indian actors. In his 2005 film, The Myth, Chan collaborated with Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. In Kung Fu Yoga, fans can see Chan immerse in Indian culture even more. Reports say that Chan will even perform a Bollywood number by renowned choreographer Farah Khan.
In The Times of India, co-star Sonu Sood compliments lead star Chan: “Jackie is one of the most grounded people I have ever come across. Very grounded, a thorough gentleman.”
The Legend of Drunken Master megastar and the rest of the crew spent about a year shooting for Kung Fu Yoga in iconic locations across China, Iceland, India and Dubai.
With its thrilling scenes, exciting locations, and superstar cast, Kung Fu Yoga is poised to be a blockbuster hit for 2017.
Watch the trailer here: