Today is Tony Jaa’s Birthday. So check out this excellently choreographed scene from his cult film Tom Yum Goong.
Quite often we laugh at Bollywood action scenes involving a hero beating a gang of 20-30 people, for good reason. Most of them are shot awfully where the hero throws a punch and six people at a time fly in the air only to get up back again and fight the hero! Neither is such flying possible and neither is the possibility of a person getting hit by one good kick or punch getting up possible.
Here I present a very well realistically choreographed action scene involving Tony Jaa fighting some 20-30 people. The only way a guy can beat/escape such a gang is by scattering them. And the way to choreograph is by involving parkour along with the basic fighting drills. If you are surrounded or grounded, there is no way you can escape beating from a gang. No wonder most gang-based action scenes are nonsensical. Some old school action fans especially Akshay fans think man-to-man is the only good presentation of realistic action. I want to open their eyes and tell them that man-to-man combat is the most UNREALISTIC form of fighting. There is no way you can fight a gang of 20 by being in the middle and attacking them all at once in “fast forward” mode like its shown in Salman/Akshay films. 😀
Some other times these stupid people do that Magadheera type choreography where hero is beating a guy while others merely watch, admire the guy beating up person by person and wait for their chance to get beaten up 😉Tags: Akshay Kumar Magadheera Salman Khan Tom Yum Goong Tony Jaa