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Supermen of Malegaon (2008)

Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world,... See full summary »

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Faiza Ahmad Khan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shakeel Bharati Shakeel Bharati
Farogh Jafri Farogh Jafri
Akram Khan Akram Khan
Shafique Shafique
Nazir Shaikh Nazir Shaikh ... (as Nasir Sheikh)
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Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts to make their own films-quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman. We follow them on this journey. At times funny, tragic, contemplative. Always warm and engaging. And as the film begins to take shape, through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical, we also slowly discover Malegaon itself. A microcosm that embodies and reflects the complexities of modern small town India. Where the modern and the traditional rub shoulders, where extreme poverty and extreme wealth are neighbours, bewildering in its ... Written by Anonymous

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Singapore | Japan | South Korea | India

Language:

Urdu | Hindi

Release Date:

16 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indien - Superman aus Malegaon See more »

Filming Locations:

Malegaon, Maharashtra, India

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Shafique Shaikh, the lead actor who played Superman in the film, died after attending the specially-arranged premiere. The film is dedicated to him. See more »

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Rare precious lovely
4 July 2012 | by VirginiaK_NYCSee all my reviews

This movie is so funny, moving, charming, intelligent - such a totally engaging illustration of the never-old truth that wit, ambition, creativity, and ingenuity can turn up anyplace at any time.

In a poor and, to most of the rest of the world, not-known part of India, some people make, screen, and enjoy their own low-budget, high-effort versions of famous movies, from Bollywood and, in the adventure narrated here, Hollywood - in this one they're filming the story of Superman, re-presented as a local superhero, retaining of course his distinctive caped costume. Highlights include an interruption for the (very skinny) actor to attend his own wedding, and the wonderful story of the crew solving the problem of making Superman fly.


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