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.
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.
Today film blogger Todd Stadtman gives us a crash course on the many fantastic superheroes to grace the Indian film industry. Meet the legion of bootleg Supermen, the invisible Mr. India, and the archer Toofan, who's 900% more badass than Green Arrow and Hawkeye put together.
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.
Two Indian science fiction films are roaring forward. First of all, the legendary director Shankar has started filming his movie Enthiram, formerly known as Robot, with some big song-and-dance numbers in America. Here's the first look at star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, done up like a Vegas showgirl and dancing with a ton…
Bollywood song-and-dance meets robots and aliens. How can that not rule? If Shekhar Kapur's Time Machine finally gets made, it'll be part of a bold new wave of Bollywood science fiction. Including Indian superhero Krrish, fighting a motorcycle gang in the clip above. We have full details on Krrish and four other…