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Return of Mr. Superman

Return of Mr. Superman (1960) Movie Poster
India  •    •    •  Directed by: Manmohan Sabir.  •  Starring: P. Jairaj, Sheila Ramani, Naazi, Shammi, Majnu, Helen, David Abraham, Ram Mohan, Jagdish Kanwal, Heera Sawant, Nazir Kashmiri, Mohinder, Arvind.  •  Music by: Anil Biswas.
    Mr.Superman lives a dual life, uses his superpowers to assist the police, but becomes a suspect himself when impostors implicate him in a crime wave.

Review:

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The opening credits, projected next to a spinning globe, as various other "planets" noticeably sway in the breeze of deep space, reeks of cheapness and ineptitude, a bad sign of things to come. Segue that into relaxing stock footage from an Indian travelogue, and a lot of it, and I start thinking I have probably found the lamest Superman ripoff yet.

Filmmakerd used cheap animation to save costs of special effects, and second-tier wallpaper as backdrops, which only reaffirms my earlier suspicion, and then-! We see out hero, 1960 Indian Superman, clad in driving goggles and leather helmet, black body suit with a white towel wrapped around his neck for a cape, and black boots, and I now have all the confirmation needed, this is indeed the crummiest Superman ripoff I've seen yet.

Not that this matters, but the plot is incomprehensible, and a lot of the footage appears to be silent, with silly music dubbed in later. Furthermore, by titling it Return Of Mr. Superman, it sounds like this is a sequel to a film we never saw, which in and of itself makes this film's origin story setup even more confusing. Only for the most die hard-Superman fans.


Review by Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki from the Internet Movie Database.