The death-defying stunts in the Hollywood action thriller wowed the stunt teams in a special pre-release screening for them attended by action hero Sunny Deol
A special pre-release screening of the Hollywood thriller Point Break which boasts of the most high-octane stunts ever seen on the big screen was organised especially for Bollywood’s stuntmen and action teams. Making it all the more special for them was Bollywood’s action hero Sunny Deol, who was also present to acknowledge and appreciate the contribution the stuntmen have been making to the industry.
The stuntmen were clearly thrilled to be a part of the rare gesture and also admitted to be bowled over by the extreme death-defying stunts performed for the first time ever in a film.
Stunt director Aejaz Gulab (director of Ab Tak Chhappan 2 and the stunt choreographer for several blockbusters) shared that he was amazed and blown over by the stunts shown in the film. He was especially thrilled with the death-defying action sequence in which three motorcyclists rob a diamond-sorting facility in the sky-rise of Mumbai and escape by bursting from its 100-storey windows, dropping gems down to the slums of Mumbai as they parachute away.
Point Break has been garnering worldwide recognition for capturing the most daring athleticism, stunts and action sequences all performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in the world of extreme adventure sports.
Directed by Ericson Core (Best known for his work as a DoP in Fast and Furious as well as directing Invincible) the film is a remake of the 1991 cult hit Point Break starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves and revolves around a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) who infiltrates a team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). This extraordinary team of extreme-sports athletes is suspected of masterminding and carrying out a spate of outrageous,unprecedented and sophisticated corporate heists in the most unusual ways.
Starring in this new rebooted version are Édgar Ramírez (Zero Dark Thirty, The Bourne Ultimatum, Carlos the Jackal), Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Best of Me, November Man), along with Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Delroy Lindo (Sahara, Gone in Sixty Seconds), and Ray Winstone (Noah, The Departed).