Posted by sepoy on July 06, 2006 · 1 min read

"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!


Adil Najam | July 06, 2006

Isn't every Bolywood movie a Superhero movie? No, really!

Raju | July 07, 2006

Do you mean 'Jugnu'??

desiknitter | July 08, 2006

I agree with Adil, but the D. film is probably Jugnu. Businessman by day, firefly(-by-night) Robin-hood burglar type. Also a voice that carried, since didn't he sing "pyar ke is khel mein do dilon ke mel mein" from a helicopter to Hema Malini on the ground in the film?

desiknitter | July 08, 2006

There was also Amitabh's Shahenshah with Darth-Vader lungs, steel hand and silver forelock ("rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain...")

toski | July 08, 2006

...and how about a homegrown 'Bhoot' (Paheli)? Does his self good - very sustainable.

sepoy | July 08, 2006

Nah, its not jugnu that I am thinking of [though, I fondly remember that one] had D. dead/almost dead at the ultimate showdown inside the temple and then, the godhead comes alive and inhabits him and he becomes the Vengeance. Eyes all flipped and shit. Pretty Rad. Almost as rad as singing from the helicopter.

Abir | July 09, 2006

The real Indian superman I guess remains the Amitabh clone Mukesh Khanna in the TV serial Shaktimaan (aka Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnathnath Shastri). Shaktimaan is also much stronger than Superman. For one thing, he has yogic powers.

Beast | July 30, 2006

Krrish is the copy of TWO movies & infact this 2 movies are far far better than krrish & worth watching. Kung Fu Hustle + Paycheck = Krrish