Supermen of Malegaon - Screening
1.5 hrs
July 19, 2012 7:30 pm Thursday

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. 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. Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman. We follow them on this journey. At times funny, tragic, contemplative. Always warm and engaging. 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. A microcosm that embodies and reflects the complexities of modern small town India. Where the modern and the traditional rub shoulders, where extreme poverty and extreme wealth are neighbours, bewildering in its diversity, trapped in self-made destinies, with a spirit that can never be vanquished. The film is a tribute to that spirit, the spirit that enables The Supermen of Malegaon to make Malegaon's Superman.

Faiza Ahmad Khan
Faiza Ahmad Khan is one of India's most talented film makers. Her first venture Supermen of Malegaon (documentary) made in 2008 has won international acclaim. 2009 Won Swarovski Trophy Best Director of Documentary for: Supermen of Malegaon (2008). Best Documentary for: Supermen of Malegaon (2008). Yerevan International Film Festival Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2009 Won Jury Special Diploma Best Documentary Film for: Supermen of Malegaon (2008).