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.
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…