Faiza Ahmad Khan: Supermen of Malegaon. 2008

Probably one of the best tributes to ‘cinephilia’ emerging out of India this century. Set in the industrial power loom town of Malegaon in Maharashtra, India, Faiza Khan weaves an engaging narrative crafted around very special and spirited people, unified by their endearing zeal and love for cinema. An elaborate behind the scenes, as it were, fortunately does not descend into dull trivia. What remains is the love, spirit, passion, and the unforgettable loom worker turned superhero, the late Shaikh Shafique. And, if you generally want to know why film-making is no laughing matter, see this.

Supermen of Malegaon

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Nipun
Nipun
9 years ago

Great to see people doing what they love doing….!

prashant
prashant
9 years ago

i am stil trying to find the movie ‘supermen of malegoan’, not the documentary..looking to see that one also

christian
christian
9 years ago

the poster is killer :)

Alejandra Mackowiak
Alejandra Mackowiak
9 years ago

Really enjoyed watching this, but yeah the subtitles were a little off time. Good to see little known aspects of faraway India.

suchari
suchari
9 years ago

this is not one of those boring documentaries, i was xpecting less…ty

bini
bini
9 years ago

I felt really bad when the camera fell into water!

E Bransford
E Bransford
9 years ago

Took me a little while to turn on the captions, and there is a time lag in that. Nevertheless, sat through the whole thing….lol.

Prashant
Prashant
9 years ago

Best documentary in a long time, no narrator is a good thing ..great blog!

Zaheer
Zaheer
9 years ago

Zero budget filmmaking, but with so much spirit. Lessons for all of us aspiring filmakers. Ty.

taresh
taresh
9 years ago

this is very good. Sad to hear that the superman is no more. I am beginning to see and know more of my own country.

Kelly H
Kelly H
9 years ago

I have never been to INdia, and have only seen pictures and read about it, and now this movie. The poverty is still quite striking, one can see that the loomwokers are stuggling. What is uplifting really is this bollywood..first I read ‘superman’, and then I realised it was ‘supermen’, and yes the people are so great to love movies and smile and make movies inspite of the difficulties in life. Kelly from North Dakota

Dwipen
Dwipen
9 years ago

These guys are amazing, movies delivered to the audience for 50,000 rupees! More heart here than in Mumbai I think.