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Bollywood Martial Arts Movies – Then and Now

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Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty
Black belt karateka and Bollywood star

Karate (1983)
Starring: Mithun Chakraborty and Yogita Bali
IMDB reviews say: “An abomination to Indian movies and martial arts…pure garbage…watch this movie only if you are considering killing yourself.”


Karate

Hrithik Roshan is Krrish

Krrish (2006)
Starring: Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra
IMDB reviews say: “An accomplished blend of Indian popular storytelling, western technology and Asian action…supported by an awesome and adrenaline-pumping background score…a historic milestone in Indian film-making.”


Krrish

Who is making the best martial arts movies today? Hollywood, or Bollywood?

Categories: Karate · Martial Arts Humor · Video

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Albert | UrbanMonk.Net // Jan 31, 2008

    Muahahah! I actually liked the first one, that was freaking hilarious! Especially when he started dancing on the other guys corpse. I couldn’t tell if the second one was taking itself seriously or not, though. Heh!

  • 2 luckykabutar // Feb 1, 2008

    Hrithik is the most Martial Artisty kinda guy. Very flexible. Hope we see more of KungFu from this guy.

  • 3 Chris // Feb 1, 2008

    More Karate…


    Knife disarms, Bollywood style


    Funky, spooky catfight


    Song and dance at the Karate disco

  • 4 Kungfuguy // Feb 6, 2008

    ha both looked like they wer’nt serious martial artisits can’t fly but the first one was funny as hell

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