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Indian Superman
August 17, 2004 9:15 AM   Subscribe

Indian Superman is a movie of questionable legality released in India in the mid eighties. Perhaps it should have had a wider release since it has a great deal of humorous appeal for Western audiences. Check out this review from Stomp Tokyo. I'm looking forward to a crossover when Indian Superman meets Indian Spider-Man. via Sepia Mutiny
posted by rks404 (10 comments total)

 
Interesting, not quite as big a ripoff as "Turkish Star Wars", where Turkish actors are spliced together with special effects from the actual Star Wars movie.
posted by bobo123 at 9:35 AM on August 17, 2004


Please tell me that Superman does a plot-irrelevant lip sync and dance with two really hot indian girls.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:51 AM on August 17, 2004


I've seen this movie and it sucks beyond belief. It's not worth seeking out.
posted by riffola at 9:53 AM on August 17, 2004


See also: 3 Dev Adam (Three Mighty Men), in which Turkish Captain America and Turkish Santo (think Lucha Libre) team up to take on Evil Turkish Spiderman. Oh, and then there's the infamous "Death by Guinea Pig" scene. Bollywood may well have a stranglehold on the bizarre superhero movie ripoff industry, but thanks to the Turks it isn't yet a monopoly.
posted by leapfrog at 10:08 AM on August 17, 2004


I'm actually glad to see another country borrow and rework American (*was about to say "our"*) pop culutre and turn it into their own. It gives us all a weird feeling to see Superman doing the lip sync serenade in the upper octaves, and so it should. We've been exporting crap culture to the rest of the world for too long. It's high time someone perverted it for their own purposes.
posted by scarabic at 11:19 AM on August 17, 2004


Hooray for plagerism!

This Superman, namely the Indian Superman, is a stone cold rip-off of the 1978 Richard Donner film. It steals story elements, special effects footage, and even music from that far superior film.

Nothing warms the cockles like theft.
posted by haqspan at 2:09 PM on August 17, 2004


It's high time someone perverted it for their own purposes.

Why not? That's what we do. That's where all our culture comes from anyway.
posted by Miles Long at 2:52 PM on August 17, 2004


riffola: I've seen this movie and it sucks beyond belief.

That's exactly why it's worth seeking out.
posted by Gyan at 3:16 PM on August 17, 2004


I was being genuine, Miles Long, which I think means we agree. No? The alternative to reworking american pop culture would be to just replay it as-is, which is the norm in much of the world. India has the entertainment complex in place to strip stuff down and build it back up again. But other parts of the world aren't so lucky, and get nothing but BayWatch reruns ad infinitum.
posted by scarabic at 9:51 PM on August 17, 2004


Those Indians are crazy, I tell you!
posted by madman at 10:57 AM on August 18, 2004


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