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April 27, 2008 3:51 AM   Subscribe

Indian Superman sings and dances with Indian Spider-Woman. (SLYT) (Previously)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Indian Superman is no match for Italian Spider-Man.
posted by EarBucket at 4:41 AM on April 27, 2008 [5 favorites]


Why can't life be more like Bollywood?
posted by Locative at 5:38 AM on April 27, 2008


Turkish spiderman is still the best.
posted by darkripper at 5:41 AM on April 27, 2008


Why can't life be more like Bollywood?

Do you really want to dance instead of having sex?!?!
posted by darkripper at 5:42 AM on April 27, 2008


Super! Super! Super! SUPERMAN HOOOOOOOOOO!

(Feel the magic, hear the roar: Superman is loose!)
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:25 AM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why can't life be more like Bollywood?

It can, you just have to be in India. Here in the US we live behind the Irony Curtain. American movies must be done self-consciously, with bitter cheap jabs at itself and all previous influences. Bollywood films are not nearly so worried about how they see themselves.
posted by Nelson at 7:22 AM on April 27, 2008 [3 favorites]


Do you really want to dance instead of having sex?!?!

Eh...dancing alone doesn't explain the population being at a billion plus and counting. :-)

And as an aside, Mr. Spiderman, aka Govinda who was once voted the 10th "greatest star of stage or screen" by BBC News Online users, has since moved on to fighting bigger and meaner villians and is currently an elected member of the Indian Parliament. Also, unlike as noted in the wikipedia article, though he did find the going not all song and dance initially, he will NOT be quitting politics. The country sleeps assured that it is still in good hands.
posted by sk381 at 7:31 AM on April 27, 2008


Sorry, that should read Mr. Superman, aka Govinda, instead.
posted by sk381 at 7:35 AM on April 27, 2008


Much more watchable than Bryan Singer's version.
posted by PlusDistance at 8:01 AM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Eh...dancing alone doesn't explain the population being at a billion plus and counting. :-)

I think it has something to do with peeking around trees.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:20 AM on April 27, 2008 [4 favorites]


That was beautiful, thank you fearfulsymmetry. I think I saw this movie in the window of an Indian video store in Jackson Heights the other day, among several similar looking titles. One of them seemed to be an entire Indian Justice League. I'm just pissed off that I didn't buy therm now.

Also: Worst. Choreography. Evar.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 8:39 AM on April 27, 2008


Okay, so in Turkey, Spider-Man is evil. In Japan, Spider-Man has a giant robot and a way spiffy car. In Italy, Spider-Man is ... is ... uh ... that. In India, Spider-Man is a woman. In the US, Spider-Man is an amnesiac fratboy.

CONCLUSIONS ANYONE?
posted by bettafish at 8:50 AM on April 27, 2008


S H A K T I M A N !
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:11 AM on April 27, 2008


> S H A K T I M A N !

The gold embroidery and red velour makes Shaktimaan a fashion-forward superhero!
posted by ardgedee at 10:22 AM on April 27, 2008


Ha! I remember this video fondly from my youth. I even knew the dance moves when I was like, 5.
posted by spiderskull at 10:53 AM on April 27, 2008


According to my wife, the translation is something like "You are my Superman, I am your Mary, Our love has happened alreaddddddddy...."
posted by aletheia at 11:28 AM on April 27, 2008


Eh...dancing alone doesn't explain the population being at a billion plus and counting. :-)

Eduardo: You are now carrying my child.
Lisabella: But how?
Eduardo: It is the mystery of the dance.
posted by samsara at 12:32 PM on April 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


Someone has to mention the Indian Spider-Man (previously discussed here) originally published for India in 2004 and officially licensed by Marvel Comics to Gotham Entertainment Group. There is a trade paperback available in the States and torrents too if you know where to look.

Virgin Comics has a line of books tapping indian mythology (Chief Visionary Deepak Chopra) (again, previously discussed here and here.)
posted by djeo at 2:05 PM on April 27, 2008


IIRC this is more likely Kollywood than Bollywood, the Tamil film industry being the one that the people of Mumbai like to point and laugh at.
posted by Artw at 2:11 PM on April 27, 2008


Turkish Spiderman hides in a stack of boards and then shanks his opponents by surprise!? Why didn't American Spiderman ever think of that?
posted by PM at 2:27 PM on April 27, 2008


IIRC this is more likely Kollywood than Bollywood, the Tamil film industry being the one that the people of Mumbai like to point and laugh at.
That's unlikely, the language of the video being Hindi not Tamil.
posted by peacheater at 3:45 PM on April 27, 2008


Then I guess I recall not correctly.
posted by Artw at 4:15 PM on April 27, 2008


>> Do you really want to dance instead of having sex?!?!

Well... I don't know... what kind of dancing...?
posted by Robson at 8:37 PM on April 27, 2008


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