Indian martial arts action star Vidyut Jamwal made headlines early in 2013 with the unveiling of the trailer subsequent theatrical release of his latest action thriller, Commando: A One Man Army, produced by Vipul Shah and directed by Dilip Ghosh. Since then, the film’s successful box office earnings upon its release on April 12, 2013 have earned Jamwal recognition as a rising action hero, and India’s answer to Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa and Johnny Tri Nguyen.
Currently there are several clips of the movie available online, put together at Twitchfilm to give fans a good idea of the level of intense action illustrated seen in Commando. But if you want to see the complete film, you need not look further than the Times Of India‘s latest announcement of the film’s official selection and invitation to this year’s Fantastic Fest which will be held at the Alamo Lakeline in Austin, Texas this September from the 19th through the 26th.
Fantastic Fest is described as the largest genre film festival in North America, hosting numerous films ranging from horror and sci-fi, to action movies of all kinds from worldwide, with various celebrity appearances by the likes of Machete Kills co-star and Expendables 3 villain hopeful, Mel Gibson, action star and Race To The Scene host, Dolph Lundgren, director of the upcoming film, Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clerks 3 co-star, writer and director, Kevin Smith and many more. The festival will present a great opportunity for Jamwal to represent the film for a larger audience, and capitalize off the momentum he has now earned as the next generation of action hero. Granted, if this is successful in North American territory, there is always a possibility we will eventually see him make even more history by crossing over, or collaborating with Hollywood. Who knows? At any rate, this latest move might possibly bring the film closer to getting distribution in the states. So we’ll just wait and see what happens next.
Commando: A One Man Army, is loosely based on the writings of a Pakistani novelist about a member of the Indian Army who is disavowed when the Chinese capture him after a botched routine mission. When he escapes their captivity, he crosses paths with a woman on the run from a notorious criminal and his goons, setting the stage for an epic, high-flying action thriller that takes viewers through the jungles of India. Jamwal is joined by actress, model and former Miss India Pooja Chopra, and actor Jaideep Ahlawat. Jamwal also designed the action sequences with his team, including stunt coordinators Ganesh Acharya and Franz Spilhauz.
A sequel will be on the way with fellow Indian action star Akshay Kumar when Jamwal finishes up with director Tigmanshu Dhulia on their next film, Bullet Raja.
Visit FantasticFest.com to learn more about what is in store, including location info, event features and other important details.