Guwahati, March 5: The first sequel of Assamese movie – Local Kung Fu, is geared up for an April release. To generate funds the Local Kung Fu 2 team sought for a crowdfunding campaign through Wishberry.in, of which came to a successful closure yesterday.
With a total sum of Rs. 8,86,081 pledged by 478 backers, the campaign raised a successful 111% of the amount that was required to fund the post production of the film. Talking to YouTube to thank the supporters, actor-director Kenny Basumatary uploaded a video early on Sunday morning.
Speaking from his village near Rowta, Kenny said, “A big thank you to all the contributors who made our crowdfunding campaign a huge success. Of course, we have got no time to rest now. We need to start the censor process as soon as possible. The Mumbai censor committee that we got for Local Kung Fu were a group of really nice people and hopefully the Guwahati committee will also have progressive people who help us out quickly.”
Local Kung Fu, released in 2013, became a pop culture phenomenon in the Northeast as the dialogues still find their way into regular conversations. With Local Kung Fu 2, director Kenny Basumatary has adapted William Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ for the silver screen.
Scheduled to be released on April 19, the film has been shot in both Assamese and Hindi and will be the first ever sequel in Assamese cinema.
Commenting on Local Kung Fu, noted actor Adil Hussain had said, “I saw the film and ended up laughing all night.” Singer and actor Meiyang Chang described the film as “absolute fun”. Now that the crowdfunding campaign is successful, the film awaits the censor board’s approval to move ahead with the release.
Source: News Agencies
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