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Ian Jane
10-06-2012, 01:02 PM
Ummm.. this looks pretty great.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1GOt-1UJE

More here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermen_of_Malegaon) and here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1479380/).

Synopsis from the imdb:

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 diversity, trapped in self-made destinies, with a spirit that can never be vanquished. The film is a tribute to that spirit, the spirit that enables The Supermen of Malegaon to make Malegaon's Superman.

Amazon has this for instant view but I'm not seeing a pressed DVD available.

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Ian Jane
10-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Oh. An eBay seller in India has it on DVD with English subs. Hmm....

sukebanboy
11-27-2012, 09:36 AM
That looks absolutely AMAZING.......I gotta see this....

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 11:18 AM
I forgot about this after I posted it.

I still need to see it.

sukebanboy
11-29-2012, 09:39 AM
I forgot about this after I posted it.

I still need to see it.

don't forget again!

Ian Jane
11-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Too late!

sukebanboy
11-29-2012, 07:57 PM
Remembered yet?

sukebanboy
01-03-2013, 12:47 AM
Seen it.....

Little short (69 mins) but shows the determination of one man to make these movies starting with NOTHING except a camcorder and his brothers computer.....
Learns how to do green screen stuff when the real software is too expensive and basically does it in a town that has almost nothing....

A good little doc that is fun to watch...and the people in the doc are really having fun making their movies and screening them for the small town they live in...

http://www.europe-asia-documentary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Supermen-of-poster-2.jpg

sukebanboy
01-03-2013, 06:19 AM
Review here....
http://ninjadixon.blogspot.se/2012/11/supermen-of-malegaon-2012.html

The doc is on youtube....

Part one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0braTVHGwOM

Part two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKFWtD3KJfc

Part three

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW32JeVOrnI

Part four

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZLjJqUcGlM


Also, some sad news about the guy who played Superman in the movie...

http://www.metromasti.com/bollywood/news/Shafique-Shaikh-of-Malegaon-Ka-Superman-is-dead/11528

Ian Jane
01-03-2013, 12:57 PM
Sad to read what happened but appreciative of the links, Suke!

sukebanboy
01-04-2013, 09:13 AM
To be honest, he doesn't look in the best of health in the documentry...but i just presumed it was to do with his life in rural India.....Seemed like a nice guy.....I was hoping they might add a bit more to the documentry to cover this sad event.....

Ian Jane
01-04-2013, 10:45 AM
I watched chunks of it yesterday while working on some stuff so I wasn't really able to give it my full attention but what I saw is pretty interesting - but you're right, he looks like he's in rough shape.

sukebanboy
01-17-2013, 09:37 AM
You watch it all yet??

Ian Jane
01-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Nope, haven't had time. Hopefully this weekend now that my travel is over and things are settling back to normal.