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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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quite the thriller
7 May 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie, though it's in a language I don't speak and is subtitled in a language I don't read, was perhaps one of the major focal points of my life. After seeing this film, all I wanted to do was go out and save people's lives, in the style of the great Superman himself... complete with underwear worn on the outside of my clothes.

If you are ever lucky enough to see this movie, I warn you: you can't be put off by the cheesy special effects or the lame combat sequences. It's the essence of what the movie is about, the basic understanding of the good which drives Superman to do the deeds he does for us on the silver screen, the meaning behind each and every meticulously selected tree branch which gives this movie its awe-inspiring, breathtaking quality. I give it three thumbs up.


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