Directed and written by Al Hallawi, the film features eight martial arts champions from the UAE and around the world.
The first Emirati martial arts action-thriller, Unbeatable Fighter, will be released in cinemas later this year, as reported by The National, an English daily.
Unbeatable Fighter tells the story of a troubled champion shunned by his friends after killing a fellow competitor. Heartbroken, the character, who suffers from a multiple-personality disorder, vanishes from the limelight. But when an evil villain threatens to take over his city, he springs back into action, defeating a mobster hellbent on criminal gain.
Directed and written by Al Hallawi, Unbeatable Fighter features eight martial arts champions from the UAE and around the world. The plot, which involves an underground, illegal martial arts tournament, is a classic good-versus-evil saga packed with drama. Overall, the story also aims to highlight to teenage viewers the dangers of spending too much time on computers and game consoles.
A central thread in the film suggests youngsters who snub playing a sport in favour of online gaming fail to succeed in life.
The film’s villains are played by Japanese martial artist Ryo Sakai, Mohammed Al Shebli, head of the UAE national boxing team, Mestre Caxias, a capoeira champion from Brazil, Khanatip “Ya” Champa, a muay Thai fighter from Thailand, Omar Al Mesmari, an Emirati jiu-jitsu fighter and Sami Al Nuaman, a wrestler from Syria.
The film is expected to be released on October 3.