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Local Kung Fu, an Assamese action-comedy film is directed by Kenny G Basumatary. This film is going to release under PVR Director’s Rare on 27th September in selected theaters throughout India with English subtitle.
Notably, Local Kung Fu is a martial arts comedy HD feature film, shot with the Canon 550D, a Rode VideoMic and cut on Sony Vegas. The complete film budget was Rs 95,000 ($1,700 USD). The final cut of the film is 92 min. He says, “Ideally, I would have liked to hire a professional camera person, but the nonexistent budget and the haywire schedule simply didn’t allow it, hence we made quite a few technical and artistic mistakes in the first few weeks.”
On choosing kung fu as the theme of his film, he says, “India doesn’t have a single proper martial arts film. There are good filmmakers and good martial artists, but no one’s combined the two. I wouldn’t call myself a good filmmaker, but I had enough basic know-how to choreograph, shoot and edit fights involving actual martial artists.”
An IIT-Delhi dropout Kenny Basumatary played the role of an assistant superintendent of police in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Shanghai”.
The story of Local Kung Fu follows a young man named Charlie who moves to Guwahati to win over his girlfriend’s family, but runs into unexpected obstacles, including Bonzo, a wannabe under-18 don of the city, and Dulu, an actual mid- level don who wants a license for a liquor store from Charlie’s girlfriend’s uncle. He runs into a whole lot of unexpected bad guys with hilarious and action-packed results.
Kenny Basumatary, Sangeeta Nair, Utkal Hazowari, Bibhash Singha, Manab Saikia are starring in the film.