Saurabh Varma to make Raftaar Singh Superfast

Films on super heroes never go out of fashion. Hollywood has made around 100 plus different superhero films since Superman in 1978. And there are more than a dozen projects being shot or developed in Hollywood as we speak. Bollywood is not far behind with projects like Krrish 3 being the most awaited film of India.

Writer, director Saurabh Varma who has just completed a comic thriller Mickey Virus is planning a film on an unconventional superhero called Raftaar Singh Superfast. The film revolves around a lazy Punjabi man who has a fetish for samosas and by the way also has superpowers. The film is targeting the youth between the age group of 10 to 25 years of age across all regions of India.

"It is too early to talk about the project, but just to give you a small glimpse; the story of Raftaar Singh Superfast is not just a regular conventional superhero saving the world kind of a flick. It is about a man who discovers his own self in a very humorous way, just like the Munna Bhai series. The film breaks all conventional myths and thoughts of a how a superhero should be and will attempt to reinvent a Hindi movie superhero," says Saurabh Varma. Varma has been working on the project since the last 2 years. "This would be India's first Superhero comedy and will highlight the underdog hero in a way the youth will love to see and connect with. In fact so charged is the team developing the project that they have developed a rough concept idea just to energize the creative team and develop the idea."

But who will play the main lead in this superhero project? "Choosing the right hero for the project will be a task in itself, but we will only be able to finalize once the script is locked," says Varma. "We are looking at an A list actor to play the main lead and apart from the main lead, special effects will play an extremely important role in the project."

The Indian youth has grown watching Shaktiman, Spiderman and He Man but Raftar Singh Superfast is nothing like you have ever seen. He is a very relatable character, funny and someone they would look forward to watch. The film is planned to go on under pre-production by end of this year.

Saurabh Varma intends to develop a comic series, television and animation series as well as a film of this hero. The film project is slated to go on floors by the end of this year and is registered as a concept and story with associations all over the world.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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