Bollywood Martial Arts Movies – Then and Now

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.”


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.”


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


  1. 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. More Karate…

    Knife disarms, Bollywood style

    Funky, spooky catfight

    Song and dance at the Karate disco

  3. 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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