Ong Bak – Thai Speciality

4 04 2009
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Ong Bak

It was a word-of-mouth publicity about this movie that made me watch it. The movie is in Thai with English subtitles. It’s about a small village where the head of the statue of Gautam Buddha (Ong Bak) is stolen by a don. The hero – Tim (Tony Jaa) is an orphan in the village, who is an expert in Muay Thai, volunteers to get the head of the statue back. He goes to the city where he meets his friend – Humlae. Ting gets into a number of fights because of his friend but he never fights for money. In one such fight, he sees the villain. Then the climax is about how he fights the villain and get Ong Bak back to his village.

The fight sequences in the movie are breathtaking. They are so creative and different from what we have been seeing of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. The pace of the movie is also very good. If you like action movies, this one is surely going to be an out-and-out entertainer for you!

Rating: 4/5

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