Kung Fu Yoga Fails to Impress

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It was supposed to bring two worlds together, two celebrate the rich cultures of Asia, but Kung Fu Yoga, which cost millions of dollars and took over two years to make, failed to make the grade- in India at least.

The Chinese-Indian made movie starring Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood, Amyra Dastur and Aarif Rahman has received mixes responses. It was a catastrophic failure in India- but rocked the Chinese box office.

Sood, who starred in Jodhaa Akbar and Dabangg, told the Times of India, “India and China should make many films together. Indian actors are working in Chinese films and vice versa, and both countries are gaining from this exchange. The two countries might share a different relationship politically, but cinema is bringing them together. More Chinese filmmakers now want to come to India and make films here.”

Indian actors are working in Chinese films and vice versa, and both countries are gaining from this exchange. The two countries might share a different relationship politically, but cinema is bringing them together.

Released during the Lunar New Year, the aim of the movie was to promote cultural exchange and ultimately, make the most money out of not one, but two markets. The story features ancient Indian treasure, thieving mercenaries, archeology, kung fu and yoga. An action comedy with somewhat mystical leanings starring Jackie Chan seems like it should go down a storm, but the story suffers from a mismatched plot rife with cliché, stereotypical Chinese and Indian characters and a lack of genuine depth to the cultures it supposedly celebrates.

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