Hungama TV gets into action mode on weekends

MUMBAI: Hungama TV is hotting up on weekends. For the next two weekends, the channel will air international kung-fu films that will keep kids glued to their seats.

Shaolin Soccer directed by Stephen Chow will be aired on 22 April at 1.30 pm with a repeat telecast at 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Rumble in the Bronx starring the kung fu king Jackie Chan and directed by Stanley Tong will be aired on 29 April at 1.30 pm with a repeat telecast at 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm.

In Shaolin Soccer, a Shaolin Kung-fu practitioner (Lee Wai) is seeking a way to spread the word about his chosen art. He meets a down-on-his-luck lame ex-football player who helps him reconcile with his five brothers and teaches them to play football, adding Shaolin Kung-fu as a twist. They form a team, and are soon entered in a prestigious tournament with a $1 million prize.

In Rumble in the Bronx, Keong (Jackie Chan) comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while he is on his honeymoon. Before he knows it, he's on the mean streets of New York where he's forced to defend his uncle's (Bill Tung Bui) supermarket from two separate threats: Local bikers running a protection racket, and a bunch of professional diamond thieves whose latest haul somehow ends up in Chan's possession.

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