Director: Stanley Tong
Writer: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahman, Sonu Sood and Eric Tsang
Kung Fu Yoga (2017) is another Bollywood style action adventure comedy film directed by Stanley Tong, who also directed Jackie Chan’s other Bollywood style film, The Myth (2005) as well as directing Jackie Chan in Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), Once a Cop (1993), Police Story 4: First Strike (1996) and Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and Chinese Zodiac (2012). The Myth and Kung Fu Yoga are similar films, with Jackie Chan as an archaeologist delving into Indian culture.
In Kung Fu Yoga (2017) a beautiful Indian professor and her assistant get help from a Chinese professor of archaeology from the Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xi’an and his two assistants as they team up to locate India’s lost Magadha treasure in Tibet. Their adventure takes them from a Tibetan ice cave to Dubai to a mountain temple in India.
Pat Morita would later land a job with an aerospace firm, but in his early thirties, Morita abandoned his corporate career to pursue a career as a comedian. He struggled in the nightclub circuit for many years as a stand-up comic known as the “Hip Nip”. He made his first on-screen appearance in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).