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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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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

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Urdu | Hindi

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16 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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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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Entertaining Documentary, Can't wait to see movie itself
14 April 2013 | by bansal-ankit1985See all my reviews

I never knew of low budget movies are made in towns like Malegaon in India, so this documentary comes as a surprise. Shaikh Nasir has been making low budget movies in so called Mollywood and is popular after his recent hit Malegaon ka Sholay. He was always interested in Hollywood and it inspires his to make Supermen of Malegaon. He doesn't try to copy Superman itself but was more interested in providing his own touch something more comedy and more of Malegaon itself. Some of the scenes are so amazing that you can't stop laughing. Superman was a bit dull, I feel he could have chosen somebody else but villain was amazing and more of a real bollywood movie. The story of how he gets everything to work for with budget constraints that he has, excitement of people playing role and watching it happening in the city is just exhilarating to watch.

When I meet people from small town, I always feel that they have so much of talent but they never get what it deserve as they don't get the right opportunity. Hats off to Shaikh Nasir's commitment to make these movies and provide entertainment to the people of their city. I found documentary to be quiet entertaining. I am sure movie will turn out to be much more amazing and would be a treat to watch.


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