Ip Man 2 : Legend of the Grandmaster Urdu Dubbed Chinese Movie
Ip Man 2 : Legend of the Grandmaster is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was directed by Wilson Yip and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centres on Ip’s movements in British Hong Kong. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts.
Producer Raymond Wong first announced a sequel before Ip Man’s theatrical release in December 2008. For Ip Man 2, the filmmakers intended to focus on the relationship between Ip and his most famed disciple, Bruce Lee. However, they were unable to finalize film rights with Lee’s descendants and decided to briefly portray Lee as a child. Principal photography for Ip Man 2 began in August 2009 and concluded in November; filming took place inside a studio located in Shanghai. For the sequel, Yip aimed to create a more dramatic martial arts film in terms of story and characterization; Wong’s son, screenwriter Edmond Wong, wanted the film to explore the treatment of Hong Kongers during the colonial era and Western perceptions of Chinese martial arts.
Ip Man 2 is the second film in the “Ip Man” film series. It premiered in Beijing on 21 April 2010, and was released in Hong Kong on 29 April 2010. The film met with positive reviews, with particular praise for the film’s storytelling and Sammo Hung’s martial arts choreography. The film grossed over HK$13 million on its opening weekend, immediately surpassing Ip Man’s opening weekend gross. During its theatrical run, Ip Man 2 brought in over HK$43 million domestically, and its domestic theatrical gross made it the highest grossing Hong Kong film released during the first half of 2010. In total, Ip Man 2 grossed an estimated US$49 million worldwide. This amount does not include successful DVD sales all over United States, Asia and Europe.
Wing Chun master Ip Man and his family move to Hong Kong in 1949 after their escape from Japanese-occupied Foshan. In 1950, Ip desires to open a school to propagate his art, as well as make a living during the difficult times, but he struggles to attract students due to his lack of reputation in the city. One day, a young man named Wong Shun Leung appears and promptly challenges Ip to a fight, but is easily defeated. A humiliated Wong leaves, only to return later with some friends to gang up on him; Ip easily beats them as well. Stunned and impressed by Ip’s skills, Wong and his friends become Ip’s first students, bringing more disciples to help the school thrive.
Wong is later confronted by some Hung Ga students while posting promotional posters for Ip’s school. One of them, Kei, challenges Wong to a fight and loses, but his friends take Wong hostage in revenge and demand a ransom from Ip. Ip goes to the local wet market as directed, but the meeting ends in a confrontation with a growing mob of Hung Ga students. Fighting their way outside, an outnumbered Ip and Wong are rescued by Jin Shanzhao, a martial artist, former bandit, and once rival of Ip, who comes to their aid with his own gang.
The students’ master and head of the coalition of Hong Kong’s martial arts clubs, Hung Chun-nam, arrives to break up the fight. Ip introduces himself, and Hung informs him that before setting up a school, he needs to attend a special ceremony to test his worth. Ip, Wong, and Jin are subsequently arrested by Officer Fatso for disturbing the peace but are later released on bail. Hung and Fatso act as reluctant collectors for the martial arts schools (including Hung’s) as part of a protection racket headed by Superintendent Wallace, a corrupt officer in the Hong Kong Police Department.
Ip attends the ceremony and defeats his first 2 challengers, before striking a draw with the last challenger, Hung. Ip is allowed to keep running his school on the condition that he pay his monthly protection fees, but he declines. In response, Hung has his students loiter in front of the Wing Chun school and harass anyone interested, causing a street brawl between them and Ip’s disciples. Ip is thus forced by his landlady to close up and move the school to his home.
Ip soon confronts Hung, who blames him for the recent events since he refused to pay protection fees, whereas Ip criticizes Hung’s management of his students. Hung insists that he is doing what he must and also insists they finish their fight. During this encounter, Ip stops Hung from accidentally kicking his son when he suddenly appears, and also suggests that Hung spend more time with his family by having dinner with them as it is more important than settling the duel, earning Hung’s respect as a result. Ip leaves, and the next day, Hung invites him to a British boxing match he has helped to set up, quietly coming to terms with him.
The boxing competition allows for a demonstration by the various martial arts schools to help promote themselves and their Chinese culture. However, the event’s star boxer, Taylor “The Twister” Miller, openly insults and attacks the students, causing a brawl that the masters try to quell. Twister challenges Hung to a fight, saying that he will apologize to the Chinese for his racist behavior if Hung can beat him, which Hung accepts. At first, Hung’s wider range of skills allows him to overcome Twister’s natural size and muscular physique, but he eventually succumbs to Twister’s sheer power. Hindered by his asthma, Hung is beaten to death against the ropes, as he refuses to concede and allow the man to insult his culture and people.
News of Hung’s death rapidly spreads throughout the city, enraging the Chinese populace. Wallace arrests and tortures Leung Kan for publishing the news but Fatso saves him and releases him with no charges. A conference was held the following day where Wallace falsely claimed that it was Hung’s fault on why the fight happened and how it resulted to his death. Twister announces that in order to clear his name he will accept any challenge from the Chinese to participate in a fair, public boxing match, but arrogantly boasts that he could kill every Chinese boxer in Hong Kong and doubts any of the Chinese are brave enough to face him. Ip arrives and challenges Twister to a fight while Fatso and the press secretly plots against Wallace.
As his wife goes into labor, Ip finishes training and begins his fight with Twister, using his more diverse techniques and great speed against Twister’s sheer muscle. Ip is prohibited from kicking due to the judges changing the rules during the match. Later he also receives an illegal punch from Twister though the bell was rung. Through some flashbacks, inspired by Hung’s patriotic spirit, Ip regains himself and changes his strategy by attacking Twister’s arms to weaken him, ultimately defeating him. While the Chinese celebrate, Wallace is arrested by his superiors for corruption and abuse of power after Fatso secretly reports him.
Ip gives a speech to the audience, stating that despite the differences between their race and culture, he wishes for everyone to respect each other regardless of their individual status. Both the Western and Chinese audience give him a standing ovation, while Twister’s manager disproves, stands up & leaves without a word shaking his head all the way. Ip goes home and reunites with his family, meeting his newborn son, Ip Ching. Ip is later introduced to a boy named Bruce Lee, who wishes to learn Wing Chun in order to beat up people he does not like. Ip smiles and simply tells him to come back when he has grown up.