Guwahati: The first Indian superhero TV show Shaktimaan is all set to hit big screens.
Sony Pictures India on Thursday (February 10) announced that it will bring the iconic superhero on big screens soon.
The iconic TV show, which ran on DD National from 1997 till the mid 2000s, featured actor Mukesh Khanna as the titular superhero and his alter ego Pandit Gangadhar Vidhyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastriji, a geeky photographer at a newspaper.
The official Twitter account of Sony Pictures India shared a one-minute announcement video, teasing Gangadhar’s iconic specs, his camera and the costume of Shaktimaan.
“After the super success of our many superhero films in India and all over the globe, it’s time for our desi Superhero,” Sony Pictures Films India said in the tweet.
After the super success of our many superhero films in India and all over the globe, it’s time for our desi Superhero!@ThoughtsBrewing @SinghhPrashant @MadhuryaVinay @actMukeshKhanna @vivekkrishnani @ladasingh @sonypicsfilmsin @sonypicsindia pic.twitter.com/sQzS2Z6Oju
— Sony Pictures India (@SonyPicsIndia) February 10, 2022
Film critic Taran Adarsh revealed that it will be a trilogy, meaning there will be three Shaktimaan movies in a series.
He also said that one of India’s major superstar will enact the title role.
Reportedly, one of the country’s top filmmakers will direct the trilogy.
Mukesh Khanna is attached as one of the producers through his Bheeshm International.