“His special powers are modest by western standards, though spectacular enough by local standards.” Don’t really know what to say about that, but here is a review of ‘the first superhero movie’ from India. Of course we know that Superman is the first Indian superhero movie. Also, didn’t Dharmendra have a series of movies, in early 80s, where he would get ‘superpowers’ for his climactic fight? Anyone?
update: Also, see the Turkish superheroes3 Dev Adam!