‘Number 1 Under-18 don’ Bonzo is back. Hobo de…! After the grand success of Assamese cult classic Local Kung Fu, the makers are ready with the sequel of the film – Local Kung Fu 2. This will be the first such sequel in Assamese cinema.
The first part was released in 2013 which established itself as a pure entertainer with many dialogues still finding their way into regular conversations. (Remember Bonzo’s super-funny Hindi pronunciations?) Here is Bonzo’s signature song:
As Local Kung Fu 2 is in the post-production stage, director Kenny Basumatary has started a crowd-funding campaign on Wishberry.in (Link here) to fund the colour grading, music, dubbing and sound of the film. “It costs a lot of money to properly make and release a film, and none of us is super-rich, which is why we are looking for funds,” says Utkal Hazowary, who played Dulu da in the first Local Kung Fu.
The sequel is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. To be released in April this year, the film has been shot in both Assamese and Hindi. Interestingly, Local Kung Fu 2 will be the first ever sequel in Assamese cinema.
The crowd-funding campaign has picked pace and has already collected more than Rs 3 lakhs from around 145 backers. The campaign aims to collect Rs 8 lakh. Interestingly, if the target of Rs 8 lakh isn’t achieved, all the money will be returned to the backers. “If that happens, we will be back at the same place as now,” said director Kenny Basumatary.
Commenting on Local Kung Fu, noted actor Adil Hussain said, “I saw the film and ended up laughing all night.” Singer and actor Meiyang Chang described the film as “absolute fun”.
Kenny has been working as an actor and director in Mumbai for several years. He has acted in Bollywood movie Mary Kom and Shanghai, and will soon be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next film.