We have all devoted a small part of our hearts to at least one particular superhero, be it The Flash, Wonder Woman (who’s adored mostly by men) or Iron Man. But sometimes, movie makers think that they’re take on these heroes are actually better than the originals! It rarely works, and when it doesn’t, it makes our list. Popular or not, here’s a list of the top 6 Indian comic superheroes ripped off from American Comics :
Now I know that he’s not technically an Indian “comic” book hero, but no Indian can ever forget Shaktimaan
. Trained in the ways of seven gurus who taught him Kundalini Yoga, which awakened his Kundali, which is equivalent to unlocking the seven chakras. And if that wasn’t enough, the powers of earth, fire, water, wind and sky were also mystically infused in his body, making him a God basically. His weakness is a giant crystal, which gave him power, but was turned into what we now know as a ‘Dark Shakti-punj’ which can drain his powers.
It was played by famous actor Mukesh Khanna, who also played Aryamaan, who incidentally happened to be Luke Skywalker played by a 50 year old man pretending to be 16. Further details are too complicated to comprehend. So let’s just end this now.
5. Super Woman Shakti
Shakti was wronged by her husband when he killed her only girl child and then attempted to kill her. But the Goddess Kail saved her and gave her super powers! Now, she wears skimpy cheetah costumes and sets random guys on fire. She only harms those who harm women (eventually, the whole world would only have women left). She also converts minerals to weapons, though I don’t see the need for these as fire can kill almost any living organism.
So who was destined to be the clone of? Well mostly Wonder Woman, but she’s so weird, I feel like I’m insulting Wonder Woman by comparing the two. Sorry Wonder Woman!
This one is my favorite. Bhokal lived in the fairy land of Parilok where his parents were killed by humans. He came to Earth to seek revenge, only to find out his real parents were humans. So what was he doing in the fairy planet? Who knows! He’s a warrior in a king’s court but when he says the word ‘Bhokal’, he transforms into a legendary warrior who dons an indestructible sword and shield.
Okay, I’m just to run through the list.Deep breath….Superman, He-Man, Captain Marvel, Lion-O, Captain America and Batman (just because his parents die, just like every other superheros’).
As a child, Vinay witnessed the murder of his classmate and swore to avenge him. The killer was none other than the head of police. So to cover up his tracks, he tried to kill Vinay. But his Uncle came to his rescue and took him to his lab, where he had created a suit which would give him super atomic powers. Now, he uses the suit to avenge his killers and fight crime.
He can shoot atomic bombs from his chest, has a set of gauntlets which fire atomic bolts, and teleport from place to place, shrink to the size of a mosquito, doesn’t age and is invincible…..okay the last two were fake but you get the drift. Basically, his gauntlets come from wonder woman, teleportation comes from Nightcrawler, and even has a utility belt…sigh.
2. Super Commando Dhruva
Trained to be an acrobat by his parents, Dhruva narrowly missed being consumed by a ravenous flame which killed his parents. What was thought to be an accident turned out as a plot and in order to avenge his parents, Dhruva ‘became’ a super commando! He has a utility belt which contains smoke bombs and various other weapons of mass confusion. He also has an array of gadgets and rides his motorcycle like a pro!
He lives in the city of Rajnagar, where he fights against all kinds of crime. He was just a butler, a mansion and a billion dollars away from Batman.
Snake Man! Oh wait. No, that’s not it. He’s Nagraj! Created by Raj comics in 1986, Nagrajs blood cells have the power of snakes. His body is covered in snake skin, he wears a snake skin belt, for no apparent reason wears a pink underwear on the outside (Superman anyone), and to top it off, his hair is in the shape of an S.
His creators say they were inspired by Spider-Man.But clearly, they were reading too many comic books at the same time when they decided to create him.