It’s a real fiasco sometimes waiting to see when and where some films will get a legitimate release. Peddlers helmer Vasan Bala’s acclaimed martial arts comedy, The Man Who Feels No Pain, fits right into this subject matter after screening to some of the biggest critical praise I’ve ever read about for a film of its kind since its screenings in Toronto and Mumbai last year.
The film just made the festival rounds at the Dallas Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival and will finally hit Netflix on May 22. It’s a pretty big deal on top of being some of the best news to learn during what has been a great month for global action cinema, especially in the wake of such hits like Frant Gwo’s The Wandering Earth, Lee Jeong Beom’s Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage (f.k.a. The Bad Lieutenant), and Pedring Lopez’s highly deserving sequel-bound hit, Maria.
The Man Who Feels No Pain (a.k.a. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota) stars actor Abhimanyu Dassani and actress Radhika Madan for the story of a man who leverages his ability to withstand pain- the result of a rare congenital disorder – to fight bad guys and follow in the footsteps of his martial arts hero. The film is also the latest milestone achievement for noted action director Eric Jacobus whose work here signals his latest strides in reinventing ways to create action for film.
If you don’t believe the hype then I invite you to read pretty much any review online you can find, including this one from our own Alex Chung. This film is not to be missed and come May 22, I’m gonna want a few hours to myself that weekend. Booyah!