Guwahati: Who doesn’t remember Charlie, his girlfriend Sumi and the crazy bunch of characters from Local Kung Fu – an Assamese martial arts comedy that became a cult movie and an Internet sensation of sorts when it released in 2013? Its sequel, which came out in 2017, further strengthened the makers’ position in the indie and regional film space, where movies are made on shoestring budgets but attract tremendous mass appeal.
Now, over a year later, the team is back with its new project called Suspended Inspector Bodo. This time, the team has experimented with a different genre, thriller, but will stick to what it does best – action, nonetheless.
The film has another surprise in store for its viewers – Kenny Deori Basumatary in a negative role
Speaking exclusively to EastMojo, Kenny Deori Basumatary, the brain behind the Local Kung Fu franchise, says the ‘action crime thriller’ will revolve around Inspector Bodo, the incorruptible protagonist played by Utkal Hazowary (who played the popular character Dullu in Local Kung Fu and Arun and Mohan in the sequel). “Inspector Bodo gets suspended for beating up a highly ‘connected’ gang. Although suspended, Bodo is unofficially assigned to investigate a missing person’s case, when the plot thickens further,” explains the 38-year-old actor-writer-director.
Apart from Hazowary, the film will see the entire team of Assam’s ‘Tony Jaa’ — Montu Deuri and Eepsita Hazarika, among others. The film has another surprise in store for its viewers – Basumatary in a negative role.
The film’s shooting, that took place in Guwahati and Udalguri, was recently completed and the post-production process is about to kick off shortly. The film has been shot in two languages – Assamese and Hindi.
“If you go through the list of Bollywood films awaiting release, one will be stuck in a puzzle to figure out the release date. However, we have tentatively decided to go with December 7. Hopefully, there will be no Bollywood controversy,” adds Basumatary, an IIT dropout-turned-filmmaker.