The Indian film industry’s largest realm, Bollywood, dove into the zombie genre with several different 2013 releases. Now Kollywood, which releases films in the Tamil language, rouses the undead with Miruthan. From the guns a-blazin’ looks of the trailer, it’s very much an action film, with music. Plus: zombie dog!
It’s been nearly 13 years since hugely popular Bollywood star Salman Khan’s SUV plowed over a group of men who were sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk, injuring four and killing one: 38-year-old Noor Ullah Khan. The case has been slogging its way through India’s legal system ever since.
In PK, an alien (played by Aamir Khan) shows up naked, except that he's carrying a kind of futuristic boombox. Then he meets a cute girl and... well, you can probably guess the rest. This goofy comedy from the director of 3 Idiots has just become the most successful Indian film of all time.
A few years ago, I was sitting in this swanky Bollywood office, staring goggle-eyed at a group of film execs (major international studio, Indian wing). I'd just finished pitching Turbulence, a superhero novel I'd written.
This clip from Singham—a Bollywood action (comedy?) movie—is from 2011, but its ridiculous climax had to be edited in glorious GIF form. So here it is. Enjoy!
Plus one of those three-wheeled tuk-tuks. Basically, anything with two or three wheels, this superhero is a demon on. I love that one of the huge "wow" stunts in this trailer is him riding his bicycle in front of a speeding train... then jumping off the bike and walking out of the train's path.
Hrithik Roshan, the star of the awesome Krrish films, has just signed on to star in an unnamed time-travel movie, opposite Deepika Padukone. And the best news? It's going to be directed by Nitya Mehra, who was assistant director on Life of Pi, Namesake and some other great films.
Here it is, the trailer for one of the year's most anticipated superhero films: Krrish 3. The famous Bollywood franchise has boosted the visual effects, allowing for wholesale destruction, mid-air fights, and huge energy pulses. And skin-tight jumpsuits aplenty. Will this give Man of Steel a run for its money?
If you're looking for a feature-length Superman film that is a far, far cry from Zack Snyder's vision, clear a couple of hours for B. Gupta's notorious 1987 Superman. Puneet Issar fights for truth, justice, and the Indian way amidst musical numbers, evil real estate moguls, and pilfered special effects.
Director/producer Vikram Bhaat just signed a deal to produce five new films that will "push the boundaries of the science fiction, thriller and horror genres." He's directing two of them himself, including a science fiction action movie and one that's described a his "most ambitious project." Time to get excited yet?
Sometimes familiar Hollywood characters make the jump to Indian cinema — and occasionally they do so with a special effects budget that apparently consisted solely of old pistachio shells.
Disney got into superheroes in a big way when it bought Marvel — but Disney also brought us the fantastic Zokkomon, a Disney Bollywood movie. Check out this awesome superhero training montage, complete with 1980s Kenny Loggins-esque rock song about how nothing's impossible if you know how. Awesome "spinning inside…
It seems that every country has their own version of pinning a moral panic on popular culture. Be it music, video games, or film, the behavior of fictional characters is often linked to that of adolescents. At this year's World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai, researchers will be presenting a link between movies and…
Well, that's not entirely true. Calling the new 3D Hindi superhero flick Ra.One the Bollywood Tron or Iron Man would be a bit of a misnomer. The most apt parallel for Ra.One would be Automan, that swiftly cancelled 1983 cop show about a crime-fighting hologram. And like Automan, Ra.One is shitstorm preposterous in all…
This is apparently India's first science fiction film: Trip to Moon, in which a crew of super-tough spacemen in wide belts fight robots, cyclops and supervillains. The excitement really starts around two hours, 15 minutes in, when the awesome fight scene begins. And then they blast off from Earth and nuke the…
It's a great time for everyone who loves superheroes combined with Bollywood-style dance sequences. The two greatest Indian superhero movies ever made are both getting sequels — with massive special effects from Hollywood experts.
In director/producer/titular vampire Harinam Singh's 1992 no-budget horror flick Khooni Dracula, the vampire lord lives in India and sleeps in the forest. Because his face looks like a smushed birthday cake, I'm guessing that's why his eyes turn into candles when he glamours his victims.
Enthiran (aka Robot) took the world by storm with its crazy robo-centipede action. Can Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One bring the same level of special effects and insanity? We're cautiously optimistic. Watch the first full-length trailer and decide for yourself.
India's first stereoscopic 3D movie came out this past weekend, and Haunted has not gotten great reviews. People praised the 3D effects, with snakes lunging at the camera and ghosts sticking out their tongues. But the acting? Not so much.
Remember the crazy robot centipede from Enthiran, the Indian movie that mashed up Transformers and Terminator? Here's the Bollywood film that everyone's saying is going to top that. Ra.One, starring Shah Rukh Khan, is coming this fall.