An epic David vs Goliath battle is on between two superhero films on the Indian screens. The mighty Goliath is The Amazing Spider-man while the puny David with a few tiny stones in his pocket is the documentary Supermen of Malegaon.
To many, this comparison may seem farfetched. Perhaps it is. But it is one worth pursuing, for it puts not just the two films, but the entire passion for film-making and viewing, its relation to life and cinema in general into perspective.
Beyond the similarities - both have English names and reference two very popular, true (red and) blue American superheroes - they are as opposite as electrons and protons.
In picture: The affable Superman, Shafique Shaikh