Xuanzang or Xuan Zang is a 2016 Chinese-Indian historical adventure film based on Xuanzang's seventeen-year overland journey to India during the Tang dynasty in the seventh century. The film is directed by Huo Jianqi and produced by Wong Kar-wai. It stars Huang Xiaoming, Kent Tong, Purba Rgyal, Sonu Sood and Tan Kai. It was released in China and India on 29 April 2016, with distribution in China by China Film Group Corporation. It was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but was not nominated. 'Xuan Zang' was screened at the 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival on 31 October 2016 in Culver City.
|Mandarin||Dà Táng Xuánzàng|
|Directed by||Huo Jianqi|
|Written by||Zou Jingzhi|
|Produced by||Wong Kar-wai|
|Cinematography||Sun Ming, Satish Bhargav|
|Distributed by||China Film Group Corporation|
|115 minutes |
|Box office||CN¥32.9 million|
During the Tang Dynasty's era of "Zhen Guan" (of Emperor Taizong), Xuan Zang, a young Buddhist monk, in his quest to find the knowledge in Buddhism, embarks on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers. He encounters natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers get in his way, his disciple betrays him, he struggles through deserts, and is short on food and water. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is 50 years old.
- Huang Xiaoming as Xuanzang
- Kent Tong as Moksha Gupta
- Purba Rgyal as Shi Putuo
- Tan Kai as Wang Xiang
- Luo Jin as Li Chang
- Xu Zheng as Li Daliang
- Andrew Lin as Qu Wentai
- Che Xiao as Xuanzang's mother (flashback)
- Vivian Dawson as Wu Qing
- Jiang Chao
- Zhao Liang
- Wang Huichun
- Winston Chao as Emperor Taizong of Tang
- Lou Jiayue as woman from Western region
- Fang Zheng
- Liu Weisen
- Zhou Yutong
- Sang Xianfu
- Huang Deyi
- Jonathan Kos-Read
- Ram Gopal Bajaj as Śīlabhadra
- Sonu Sood as Emperor Harshavardhana
- Vatsaal Raja as King Bhaskar Varman
- Ali Fazal
- Neha Sharma as Kumari
- Mandana Karimi as Rajyashri
- Prithvi Zutshi
- Rajesh Khera
- Sanjay Gurbaxani
- Karim Hajee
- Sharan Pal Singh
- Agast Anand
- Ratnesh Dubey
- Arif Ali
- Vijay Pal
- Suhasini Mulay
- Shishir Sharma
- Suha Hoshi
- Chaundu Naryanl
- Satish Bhargav
On 4 May 2015, the producers held the Sino-Indian Cooperation and Exchange News Briefing Film Conference in Beijing and announced that they would be producing the film with India. The film is being produced by the Chinese state owned production company China Film Corporation and Eros International.
The film grossed US$2.94 million on its opening weekend in China.
Awards and nominationsEdit
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