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.
Early on in the documentary, Nasir bemusedly wonders why so many people are credited for doing different jobs on a Bollywood film set.
After all, he shoots, directs, produces and edits his own material, scours markets for his props, and sketches a design for the local tailor to stitch the superhero suit.
He does have a handful of accomplices – a soulful writer who arrives on the set to recite the dialogues as the actors speak, and a sound technician-cum-dubbing artiste-cum-special effects whiz all rolled into one, who even shaves his head to play the Lex Luthor-like villain in Nasir’s film.
His lead actor is a spindly powerloom worker, Shafique, who comically channels Charlie Chaplin and Mr Bean when he plays Superman who must fight the evil of tobacco in Malegaon. At one point the camera falls into a lake, another time the shoot must halt four days to accommodate Shafique’s wedding, and on one occasion Superman slips into a ditch while performing a stunt.
Web Site: Of Malegaon Description: Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression.
To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. And as the film begins to take shape, through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical, we also slowly discover Malegaon itself.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. A microcosm that embodies and reflects the complexities of modern small town India.Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman. Where the modern and the traditional rub shoulders...This entry was posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at pm and is filed under Documentary, Older Releases. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression.