Released in 1987, the B. Gupta directed Superman doesn’t so much draw upon the mythos of the Last Son of Krypton but more mashes-up slapstick comedy with a kind of Grand Illusion meets Last Tango in Paris vibe. (Grand Illusion because people randomly start speaking in languages other than Hindi, Last Tango in Paris for a batshit drunken kidnapping scene towards the end which evokes Marlon Brando from that film. I mean, Brando was in the American Superman...) And now, some brave soul as uploaded the full movie to YouTube. For best results, head to 1:16: 29 for what I can only refer to as the “Superman Song.”
Ryan Britt is a staff writer for Tor.com and is mild-mannered blogger, supposedly.