Specifics
India [2018] - 154m
Genre
Action
Directed by
Vikramaditya Motwane
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero poster

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September 13, 2020

2.0*/5.0*

India's attempt to launch its own superhero. Bhavesh Joshi was meant to be the origin story or our savior, but because the film was a financial flop I don't think we can expect any sequels in the near future. Not that I mind, even though this was slightly better than the usual Marvel nonsense, it's not a world worth revisiting.

Most notable difference is that it's quite a bit more serious that its American counterparts. No big alien threats or mad scientists, but corrupt cops and politicians who feature as the prime villains here. The hero rises from a group of vigilantes in order to stop them and save the Indian people.

The action is a little bland though and the hero isn't all that impressive either. Though not hardcore Bollywood, the film does have a couple of musical numbers and easily brushes past 120 minutes for no good reason at all. It's just a bit too drab, political and serious for a good superhero flick, but way too nonsensical to be a solid, meaningful drama.