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Superman of Malegaon!


Hindu Muslim Sikh E'sai Sab ke Dil Ka pyara

Superman! Malegaon ka Superman

video link  (Update: Upholder had to remove the video because of:
a copyright claim by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). But I found a trailer and a clip (and then the film). Read on)


Directed by Faiza Ahmed Khan
A documentary partly produced by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) .

The documentary is about the making of a movie called "Malegaon ka Superman' directed by Shaikh Nasir.

It tells the fascinating story of a ragtag crew of people from Malegaon (in Nashik district of Indian state of Maharashtra) who set out to make a 'Superman meets Bollywood' kind of flick in their own town on a shoestring budget.

The above clip is their final product. The rest of the documentary covering the making has also been uploaded but sadly it has a Japanese voice over.

The director of the film, Faiza Ahmed Khan, has done an brilliant job! She has managed to capture all the flavors, trials and inspirations of the tiny film industry of Malegoan that specializes in spoofs made for the local film market.This year it won jury award for best documentary feature at the Asiatica Film Mediale, Italy's annual Asian film festival.

20th May 2009

Finally someone uploaded a trailer. Check it out:

Update 12/09/09
Here's a clip from the documentary:

Sptember 19, 2009

Here' s really great trailer of the film 'Supermen of Malegaon'

October 23,2009

The film is being screened at 11th Osian's Cinefan film festival in Delhi.

The complete film has been hosted at the Youtube channel of AlJazeeraEnglish. Enjoy!
(Update December 8, 2009. The the film is not available anymore at AlJazeera.)
Part 1
Part 2


  1. August 11, 2009
    Looking at the stats for this post, I gather:
    At the start of this year, Superman of Malegaon was creating ripples in Far-East (Singapore), then a couple of months ago in US and now it is garnering interest in France.
    It's kind of a surprise hit for Indian Cinema.

  2. I saw documentary on NDTV on this movie, found it very interesting. Some of its part brought tears to my eyes seeing the real life of people involved.

    Thanks for this webpage. I am unable to see the youtube videos it says the message
    "This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

    Also have you got links for Malegaon ke sholay :)).

    Thanks for the webpage again.

  3. Rahul,
    AlJazeeraEnglish folks have changed the settings for the video. I think now only subscribers (or invited) people can watch the film.

    About 'Malegaon ke sholay' haven't been able to lay my hands on that yet.

  4. The film finally gets a wide release in India.


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