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In this Indian take on the classic superhero story, a young baby from the doomed planet Krypton is sent to Earth, where he is adopted by an elderly couple in India who name him Shekhar. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Urmila Bhatt ...
Superman's Dad ( Special Appearance)
Birbal ...
Birbal Chamcha
Bob Christo ...
Bob
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Preeti Ganguli ...
Woman from Zambia
Rajan Haksar ...
Goga
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Rustom
Puneet Issar ...
Shekhar 'Superman'
Jagdeep ...
Towffle
Jankidas ...
Jankidas
Shakti Kapoor ...
Verma (chairman of the underworld)
Ranjeeta Kaur ...
Ashok Kumar ...
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Jankidas
Guddi Maruti ...
Guddi Jhunjhunwali
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In this Indian take on the classic superhero story, a young baby from the doomed planet Krypton is sent to Earth, where he is adopted by an elderly couple in India who name him Shekhar. After growing to an adult and learning about his origins and powers, he goes to the city in search of his school sweetheart, Gita, who has become a newpaper reporter. At the same time, Verma, Shekhar's rival for Gita's affection in their school days, has gone on to become a crime lord and general super-villain. Verma has hatched at plan to become rich by devastating part of India with natural disasters, then buying up all of the abandoned land. Will Superman/Shekhar be able to put a stop to Verma's evil plan? Will he win Gita's heart? Will he keep his double identity a secret? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Borrows several minutes of footage and a sound bite from Superman (1978). See more »

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Best Line Ever
18 November 2005 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Best line ever from a Bollywood flick: "There is something black in my lentils..." - R.K. Verma

Now, the movie is absolutely pathetic, and yes, it rips off a fair bit from the version starring Christopher Reeves, but then again, so did every other Bollywood movie at the time! Honestly, I just watched it for comedic value, and if you take everything as tongue in cheek (and maybe if you turn down the volume and speak your own dialog on top), then maybe it's almost worth watching. Not renting, mind you. Never rent this movie. Never. Ever. Please. But if you can find someone who owns, or has been silly enough to rent this film, give it a go. At least give you a few chuckles. Heck, it's got a character named "Ms. Muscle Woman from Zambia". How bad could it really be?

Now I'm off to find a new TV. Mine decided to blow itself up instead of allowing itself to display atrocities like this film.


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