Shiva The Super Hero (2011)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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A local temple grows to fame, as the impoverished people expressing their wishes to the deity, find them being fulfilled. Coming to hear of this, a disbelieving DIG of Police instructs his team to investigate, but ends up frustrated when they themselves become believers and devotees. He then assigns this case to Ravi Sharma, an atheist, with hopes of apprehending the suspect, a CBI Officer, Krishna, who works with the Economics Offenses Wing. Krishna publicly exposes many high-profile cases, including the wealthy Ponnusamy a.k.a. Padmanath. This public humiliation leaves Ponnusamy paralyzed and enrages his daughter, Subbalakshmi. She swears to avenge this humiliation and attempts to ensnare Krishna in a web of lies and deceit. The police with no leads, continue to be baffled by repeated sightings of a caped crusader, who appears to have superpowers. Will they be able to tie in Kanthaswamy as Krishna in disguise? Or will they let the unidentified force fulfilling wishes, continue to work his magic?

Cast: Shriya Saran, Vikram

Crew: Susi Ganesan (Director), NK Ekambaram (Director of Photography), Devi Sri Prasad (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 21 Jun 2011 (India)

Hindi Name: शिवा थे सुपरहीरो

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Tamil, Telugu
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The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Sun TV. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

The film, initially described as a "hilarious comedy", was rumoured to be a remake of the Hollywood cult hit, "The Breakfast Club", however Susi Ganesan has claimed that the film has a more 'Robin Hood' feel to it.

In November 2007, the shooting was halted temporarily due to an accident that occurred at the shooting spot at the Chennai Boat Club. Cameraman Ekambaram was canning the shots as per director Susi Ganesan's instructions when a pole erected on the sets unexpectedly fell on the director's head resulting in an injury.

Each invitation had cost about Rs. 15,000, making it the most expensive invitation in Indian film history.

The inauguration of "Kanthaswamy" took place on 22 September 2007 at the Devi Paradise theatre in Chennai. For the event, a unique electronic invitation, made in China, was presented to guests who had been invited. The invitation was the size of a laptop and featured an 8-minute trailer of "Kanthaswamy".

The film began filming a pre-launch trailer, the first of its kind in Tamil cinema, to be screened at the launch, with Vikram, Susi Ganesan and fashion designer Chetan travelling to Malaysia to look for Hollywood-inspired costumes.

It was remade in Bengali as "Most Welcome", starring Ananta, Barsha and Sneha Ullal.

The film was later dubbed into Hindi as "Shiva - The Superhero" and does not feature the song 'Meow Meow'.

The film was dubbed and simultaneously released as "Mallana" in Telugu.

The film has seven songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad. For the first time, Vikram has sung most of the songs in this movie.

The songs from the bilingual albums were released to the public after an audio launch at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai on 17 May 2009.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Kanthasamy (Tamil)
Features: Pokkiri (Tamil)