Hyderabad Film Club, in association with Moving Images, is screening a documentary called "Superman Of Malegaon", on 20th June, at Prasads Multiplex. The film will be screened on screen No. 5 from 10:30am to 12 noon. The director of the film, Faiza Ahmed Khan, will be present at the venue and will interact with the audience.
This documentary celebrates the spirit of a band of filmmakers in Malegaon who make spoofs of Indian films. The cast includes Sheikh Nasir, Akram Khan, Shafique and Farogh Jafri. The film tracks them in their latest venture to take on a Hollywood classic, Superman.
Over a 100 miles outside of Mumbai in the textile factory town of Malegaon, director Nasir makes homemade spoof films. In their most ambitious project to date, Nasir and his hard working group of actors, writers, and crew set out to shoot "Superman of Malegaon", a story about a hero sent down the river to save the town.
Documentary filmmaker Faiza Ahmad Khan chronicles Nasir's attempts to overcome a myriad of unseen challenges, from dropping his camera in the water to his lead actor getting married. Through it all, Nasir and his team use their creativity to forge ahead.
The documentary received the Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the Asiatica Film Mediale in Rome, and the Audience Choice Award at the IFFLA (Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles), and also won a special screening at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).
Entry is by free passes available at FabIndia and Fusion 9 (both at Banjara Hills and Hi-Tech City outlets). Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.