In search of the Indian superhero
'A Flying Jatt' did not win many hearts, but a slew of Hindi film-makers are working on superhero stories. Are we ready for a new Indian superhero on screen?
A woman clad in salwar-kameez, her hair tied in a braid, stitching something for her son on her Usha sewing machine in Remo D’Souza’s A Flying Jatt, is a typical Indian middle-class moment. Yet it’s the first time we’re seeing a superhero getting his suit sewn by his mother—a distinctly Indian twist to an American idea. The suit, when ready, is blue, just like the traditional dress of Sikh warriors.