March 21 is the date for cinephiles and moviegoers keen on the festival scene and the innovative workings of Eric Jacobus whose vision for supple, creative and high-energy action direction and fight choreography has made him one of the most innovative and sought after stunt professionals in the world.
Where does one begin with a film like this? I need to resist exploding with excitement with each word I write. Director Vasan Bala’s second feature (the first being Peddlers) is like every other Midnight Madness film that screens at TIFF, in that it is an experience best shared with an audience. The first film from India to join Midnight Madness programming, The Man Who Feels No Pain, is a power-punching martial arts Bollywood bonanza.
Director Vasan Bala has several credits in many facets for the film projects he’s worked on – namely in screenwriting and assistant directing aspects. For this, it was his 2012 crime pic, Peddlers, which set forth a pretty good precedent for his later work now leading up to a what looks to be a rousing world premiere at TIFF next month in Toronto for his sophomore outing, The Man Who Feels No Pain.