I don't know if you ever heard of the first one, but Bollywood's first cinema superhero is on his way back to the silver screen. You can catch a glimpse of Krrish (the Hindi caped crime-fighter) in a production shot here -- he looks every bit the part of a superhero, down to the requisite attractive female standing nearby. The film cost a whopping 10 million dollars (which apparently translates into 400 plus rupee*) and will debut later this week on the 24th. I can't claim to have seen the original flick, but from what I understand, Krrish was granted his powers by an alien being of some sort, and now uses Singapore as his home. Batman has Gotham, Superman has Metropolis, Krrish has Singapore.

As soon as I saw this poster, my fanboy geekiness kicked in, and I now want to see this movie (and its 2003 prequel) very much. I mean, look at the dude, he has a mask, a black costume, and he's standing on a building at night. Aside from that, I'd really like to see a Bollywood interpretation on the Superhero action flick theme. If anyone out there in our audience has seen this film, I'd appreciate a recommendation.

*Am I the only one who thinks of The Legend of Zelda every time I see that form of currency? Part of me suspects the peoples of India hide their coinage in large clumps of grass and clay pots outside their homes.