Have you ever read a comic when you were a kid? Because I have. I have read almost every superhero comic. Some I used to grab from my friends, while some I got after being a stubborn child. Super heroes are something we can never get over from. No matter whatever age you're in, there is always a super hero who fascinates us. These days we see superheroes like Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Captain America, etc., but do know how super heroes were like in the 20th century?
Earlier, especially in India, it wasn't Marvel that used to rule. But there were Indian Heroes and their comics. There were many publishers and with these publishers, there were super heroes whose names are still in nerves of many 80's and 90's kids.
At that moment, there were many heroes that people wanted to see on screens, but things didn't go as planned. Here is a list of such 15 super heroes who deserved to be on big screens. Check them out!
Bankelal, an extremely stupid person with the mind of a devil, who always plans mischief. But due to the 'blessed' curse placed on him by Lord Shiva, every bad that he wants to do turns out to be good, turning the odds in his favour. He doesn't have a good face, but a silly Charlie Chaplin styled mustache and his two buck teeth that are always coming out when he screams or when he laughs. He is called to be one of the funniest characters in Raj Comics Universe.
The best thing I loved about these toads was their name, Computerr, Masterr, Cuterr and Shooterr. You know the 'terr' in every name is the sound that toads make. The theme was inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At first, the Fighter Toads comics were produced in an oversized format but later were reduced to normal size.
The fascinating thing about Parmanu was his costume that gave him superpowers. He can fly up to a speed of 4000 km/hr and can fire atomic bolts from his chest. His wrist gadgets can fire atomic bolts as well and reel out the atomic rope. His belt helps him to teleport, atomize, and reduce his size to any level. He used the button on his belt to do these actions, but later on, Probot (his robot) changed it into a voice recognition device, so that he could use his powers just by calling its name.
You all remember Chacha Chaudhary the red turban, a wooden stick, a waistcoat with a double inside pocket, and a pocket watch. Pran Kumar Sharma created him in 10 languages including Hindi and English. He is a middle-class Indian with intelligent features.
With him, was an alien from the planet Jupiter called Sabu. He was faithful to Chacha and provided physical strength to him. Can you imagine hearing him and his punches on a big screen at a cinema hall?
Devi was warrior goddess created to save the 2nd century of man. She was born in the body of a young woman called Tara Mehta. The comic's artwork has always got a positive response. Due to its mythological background, the first two editions of the comic drew some attention of clichéd dialogues. But if you've ever seen its editions, you must know that it would have been an amazing experience to watch it on the screens.
Bhokal is warrior prince of fictional Parilok. He can summon his Bhokal Shakti by hailing his teacher's name Mahaguru Bhokal in battle, shouting 'Jai Mahaguru Bhokal'. He has two attributes, the sword and the shield. It would have been courageous to see him on screen.
How can people forget this man? For all the people who haven't read his comic may not know about him. The character Inspector Amar lost some major parts of his body after an accident. To save his life, his friend Professor Aneesh performed an operation in which his brain was placed into a mechanical body; making him a cyborg. Inspector Steel truly deserved a movie based on him.
Chanda a housewife, one day discovers that her husband has been killing her daughters. This rages anger in her and then Goddess Kali uses Chanda's body to transform into Shakti, to deliver justice. Chanda then becomes the host for the spirit of Shakti and kills her husband. Her ability was to sense any woman's cry and pain in the world.
While Chanda is a simple and not very much educated, her alter ego, Shakti, on the other hand, does not tolerate injustice and crime at all and is also very beautiful.
This boy is the super hero no one can forget. He can transform from orphan boy Gaurab ray to Junior G with his magical ring. He got this superpower when he accidentally gets crashed in between two asteroids. His mission was to destroy the evil wizard genius, Fyumancho.
Nagraj, the most powerful Icchadhari Naagas was created in the late 1980s and with the change in years, his abilities and powers changed a lot. Nagraj's blood is a mixture of red blood cells, venom and minute snakes. He can release snakes out of his body through his hands and use them for whatsoever purpose he likes, controlling them through telepathy. Like wow! Can you imagine how much excitement would it be to see him on-screen?
A man whose family was brutally murdered by a corrupt officer, while he seeks refuge with the Indian mystics - Sadhus was Jensen. He took training under the Sadhus and later found himself in a difficulty of using his newfound powers for enlightenment, or for revenge against the people who murdered his family. This is among those comics that deserved to be converted into a movie.
This yellow and sky blue costume, brown boots and utility belt with star-shaped buckles will take you a few years back. The unique thing about Dhruva is that he doesn't have an alter ego. He even doesn't have any superpower, but it was his intellect, detective skills, ability to talk to almost every kind of animals, scientific knowledge, martial art and acrobatic skills that made him special. His fans always wanted to convert him into a movie character.
Aman aka Super Indian was actually born as a clone to an evil terrorist. Thanks to Rudraksh Baba who cleared all the evil form he clone. But the side effect of this mystical process was whenever the clone sensed evil, his skin would turn blue. Just like other superheroes, Super Indian also have the power to fly and fight bad guys. His good acts soon got him many enemies.
Do you remember the Patriot superhero with Indian national flag's tri-colour attire? Let me help to refresh your memories. His secret identity is Abhay Deshpande aka Bharat Deshpande. Though Tiranga doesn't have any superpower, it was his intelligent and sharp mind that made him a detective. Another piece was his shield that protected him from various attacks. Advocate Satyaprakash and Mansi were his aliases that helped him in various missions.
Kobi gets a curse in rage that turns him into a gold statue. After fifty thousand years, the curse is lifted, and he starts his life with the name Bheriya. He protects his forest with passion and is also called as 'Jungle ka Jallad'. Later, he finds master Bhatiki who teaches him to fight and then splits Bheriya into 'Kobi' and 'Bheriya'. A fictional novel with different combats is something people would have loved to see on-screen.
I hope you liked the list. Did it remind you of your childhood? If it did, please do share this with your friends and relive some memories of the past.