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PVR Cinemas to release Superman of Malegaon on 29 June

MUMBAI: Four years after it was made, Superman of Malegaon, the documentary that focuses on the film industry of Malegaon, is finally going to release on 29 June by PVR Cinemas.


Made in 2008 by Faiza Ahmad Khan, Supermen of Malegaon showcases the town‘s people coming together for the 2009-made film Yeh Hai Malegaon Ka Superman. In fact, the documentary traces the making of the film on a budget of a mere Rs 100,000.


Ironically, shortly after the film was completed, Shafique Shaikh, the lead actor of the film, lost a battle to cancer.


Malegaon, a power loom town of Maharashtra, located nearly 300 km away from Mumbai, is home to a unique film industry. It makes low-budget films and spoofs of popular Bollywood and Hollywood films. Some of the notable films have been films like Malegaon Ka Ghajani, Malegaon Ki Shaan and Malegaon Ka Sholay.


The documentary has won awards at several film festivals across the world including Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles, Silverdocs Documentary Festival and the Asian Film Festival, Rome.

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