Monday, April 25, 2005


Recently I have been seeing a lot of Indian movies, using a technique called Wire-Fu in action sequences. Basically Wire-Fu is a cinematic technique in which actors perform kung-fu moves while suspended by wires and pulleys that make them appear to fly, run up walls, and so on.

Remember 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', 'Matrix'?

It made a lot of sense for a movie like 'Matrix', or 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to use such techniques for stunts. But even normal action Tamil movies have employed that technique. It is so pathetic. It looks so artificial. It's just like trying to show-off.

Even Rajnikanth uses Wire-Fu in fight scenes in his latest movie 'Chandramukhi'. I was not impressed.

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