Supermen of Malegaon

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Supermen of Malegaon
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Supermen of Malegaon
Directed by Faiza Ahmad Khan
Produced by Junichi Katayama
Faiza Ahmad Khan
Chung-yong Park
Siddharth Thakur
Gargey Trivedi
Starring Shakeel Bharati
Farogh Jafri
Akram Khan
Nazir Shaikh
Music by Sneha Khanwalkar
Hitesh Sonik
Cinematography Gargey Trivedi
Parasher Baruah
Edited by Shweta Venkat
Release date
  • 29 June 2012 (2012-06-29)
Country India
Language Hindi

Supermen Of Malegaon is a 2012 Hindi documentary film written and directed by Faiza Ahmad Khan. This documentary was released on 29 June 2012 in cinemas. Supermen Of Malegaon was never meant to be released as a movie and was originally made as a documentary for a Singapore TV channel.[1] The project features Shakeel Bharati, Farogh Jafri, Akram Khan, Shafique, Nazir Shaikh.


  • Sameer khan
  • Imand Shaik
  • Akram Khan
  • Shafique
  • Nazir Sheikh


Supermen of Malegaon revolves around the passion which residents of Malegaon, a city in Maharashtra India, have for film making. The town is fraught with communal tensions, poverty and hardship. To get away from all this, residents of Malegaon take to making spoofs on Bollywood movies. This documentary is a journey through that movie making process.


On the set.

Casting and filming[edit]

The documentary is set in the city of Malegaon in Maharashtra, India. The movie was shot over seven months in 2008.


Critical reception[edit]

Supermen of Malegaon had mostly very positive reviews.

  • "Supermen Of Malegaon is independent documentary filmmaking at its most heartfelt, most sincere, and most enjoyable," writes Preeti Arora on rediff.[2]
  • "At roughly 65 minutes it's brisk, enjoyable, and will have you smiling from ear to ear," wrote Masand on CNN-IBN.[3]
  • "Superman of Malegaon is the celebration of the inherent fantasy of any average human being who dreams of being either a star or a star-maker, irrespective of their eligibility." wrote Gaurav Malani on Times of India. [4]
  • "There’s not a single dull moment in Supermen of Malegaon" wrote Blessy Chettiar on DNAIndia.[5]
  • "The most touching line comes from the writer who says that noone fathoms the pain of the writer. The writer imagines and conceives the movie investing so much of his being. But only 20% of what he conceives makes it to the film and he has to suffer eternally the pain of not being able to share the rest." [6]


  • Jury Award for Best Documentary at Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome [7]
  • Jury Award for Best Documentary at Kara Film Festival, Pakistan [7]
  • Best Debut Film at Film South Asia, Nepal [7]
  • Best Editing, Documentary and Director at the Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore [7]
  • Best Editing at the Asian TV Awards, Singapore [7]
  • Audience Choice Award for Documentary, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) [7]
  • Golden Camera Award for Best Documentary, US International Film and Video Festival [7]
  • Gold Awards for Editing and Best Documentary and a Silver Award for Sound Design, Indian Documentary Producers Association [7]
  • Best Documentary at Bollywood and Beyond, Stuttgart [7]
  • Youth Choice Award at Vesoul Asian Film Festival. [7]
  • Special Mention at Best Film Festival, Romania [7]
  1. ^ "SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON was not meant for film fests, says Faiza". Glamsham. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Review: Supermen Of Malegaon is heartbreakingly hilarious". rediff. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Masand: 'Supermen of Malegaon' is brisk, enjoyable". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Superman of Malegaon: Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Review: Not a single dull moment in Supermen of Malegaon". DNA India. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Super movies of Khandesh". Jubin Chheda. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Supermen of Malegaon winner of 15 awards at Film Festivals". Glamsham. 

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