Supermen of Malegaon
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 ware and engaging. And as the film begins to take shape, through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizaare 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.
Awards: Best Documentary Asian Festival of First Films Singapore
Best Documentary Indian Documentary Producers Association
Best Documentary Asiatica Film Mediate Rome
Best Documentary Kara Film Festival Pakistan
Best Debut Film Film South Asia Nepal
Supermen of Malegaon is one of the most inspiring film making documentaries I've ever seen. --Twitch Film
At roughly 65 minutes it's brisk, enjoyable, and will have you smiling from ear to ear. --Rajeev Masand
Rarely have I seen such a joyous celebration of the madness cinema is. --Indian Express
Top customer reviews
I have always heard about movie making in Malegaon, and have been thinking to go and visit those people someday. That is why, the film is even more inspiring for me. Anurag Kasshyap has done exceptional job of bringing these people on real big camera and narrating their inspiring story. More kudos for giving those people their dues, basically putting their names in front of people and not taking all the credit (which he deserves). Anyone who watched slumdog millionair must watch this movie to get sense of what real India is. Slumdog millionaire was the worst way to depict India because those things never happens (or were highly exaggerated). This movie is pure story, nothing shown here is exaggerated. Many people share same dream and passion, and for that simple reason, this movie deserves 5 stars. A truly wonderful movie...
The passion and ingenuity of these lowest of low budget film makers will leave you inspired and laughing and entertained. The most impressing part is how well they have grasped the essence of the work they are doing and how wonderfully they have adapted to the world around them. Most o the world may look at them like losers but in the end they come out winners who are just happy to be following their dreaming and creating happiness through the medium of their choice.
This film looks silly and light-hearted, but it's actually a very well-crafted piece of work. The best Indian comedy of the year.
Supermen of Malegaon is slapsticky in the best possible way, and absurdly inspired. I highly highly recommend it to anyone who loves Monty Python, Benny Hill, Mr. Bean or Flight of the Conchords!