Supermen of Malegaon Movie Review
Supermen of Malegaon (Hindi)
Release Date:June 29, 2012
Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under 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. The film is a tribute to a spirit that can never be vanquished, the spirit that enables the Supermen of Malegaon to make Malegaon's Superman.
It's brisk, enjoyable, and will have you smiling from ear to earRead more
Rarely have I seen such a joyous celebration of the madness cinema isRead more
This is the funniest film I’ve seen in a while, and yet it is laced with the kind of irony and pathos that, should you for even a moment sidestep the superficial aspect, will make you weepRead more
Supermen of Malegaon is a lot more than a bland documentation of Sheikh Nasir's attempt at adapting the saga of Superman to a small town milieu. It is also a heartbreakingly hilarious look at the personal lives of those involved in the processRead more
Superman of Malegaon is the celebration of the inherent fantasy of any average human being who dreams of being either a star or a star-maker, irrespective of their eligibilityRead more
Supermen of Malegaon is full of heartrending moments, juxtaposed with unavoidable satireRead more
Cinema in India makes us laugh at our weaknesses, applaud our strengths, watch with tenderness and heart our grim lives and eternal hope. That is what makes it precious. And it is this quality of understanding that makes Supermen of Malegaon a beautiful filmRead more