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Kick-Ass Kid Villain from Nepal





10 year old Aju Lama in Carreng Gang and Carreng Gang 2 (2009) from Nepal.

Mr. Silky 
What I could make of Carreng Gang 2 is this: there a gang of bad guys lead by Mister Silky-Hair who manages to sweet-talk the most bad ass but good-of-heart Kung-fu fighter named Dorje to join his clan by just calling him a brother. Dorje happen to be a 10 year old kid who likes to chop loki using flying optical discs, walks on fire, does triple somersault in air, makes cute faces which isn't his most awesome power - his most awesome power is that he can disappear anytime into thin air. Director of this masterpiece takes all his time (much to viewers delight ) to show all the skills of Dorje. Once in the Gang he does what a good villain is supposed to do - dance with an item girl, kill off bunch of guys, have a showdown with the hero who happens to be in love with the real villain's sister and whose parents are too honest not to be killed by the Gang, have his eyes plucked out by the hero (but not before totally slam dunking the hero). The usual affair. But this kid, being a super-super-villain, just when he is about to be crushed by the hero at the of the showdown , just disappears.

Incredibly enough the action sequence that I found most impressive in this film does not feature Aju Lama. Instead it is a fight between a police officer and one of the gang member. The action takes place high up in the branches on a Peepal tree. With the kind of budget that this film must have been made, that sequence, with its smooth  execution, is really something.

Carreng Gang seems to be some kind of a series from Nepal  cause I again came across Aju Lama in another film whose CD cover gave its name as Carreng Gang and whose opening sequence gives the impression that it is a TV series, maybe the series that inspired the film. There no information on the internet. Any case, in this film  Aju Lama again returns as the kick-ass villain but only nastier. In this one, he is not sweet-talked into working for the Gang instead he runs his own  gang and tries to finish-off all the other gangs in town by pitting the against each other. And in this one there are no optical CDs but he uses playing cards to chop-off the heads of his enemies.

In the end, when all the other Gang member gang up on him, and when even grenades fail to kill him, they all basically get hold of the kid by his limbs, choke him to death, bury him deep into the ground, dust-off their hands and walk away from the grave, towards the camera, in slow motion and to some thunderous music. The End.




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