The American Original:
In his 1978 Film, Superman apprehends those who commit crimes. The love of Lois Lane helps the superpowered Kryptonian maintain his humanity.
The Foreign Rip-Off:
In this Bollywood extravaganza, Superman and Indian Lois Lane (a.k.a. Indian Spiderwoman) use the power of dance to commit crimes against humanity.
Why It’s Better:
To be fair, Dariya Dil isn’t an Indian Superman movie at all (the only plot synopsis we could find online said it was a romantic comedy about tax evasion or something). But nonetheless, we dig its freaky take on the Superman mythos.
The problem with the American Superman is he’s basically a god trapped in the mind of a crossing guard. His M.O. for crime prevention is hovering above the ground, arms crossed with an exasperated frown on his face. Come on! We’re talking about Superman here, continents shift when he yawns and oceans boil when he farts in the tub. But it’s wasted on a guy who has the personality of a mannequin.
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Why is that happening?
The Indian Superman has no such hang-ups. He’ll dance like no one’s watching. He’ll canoodle with his girl at 5,000 feet. And–at the 2:33 mark–he’ll use his superbreath to blow a criminal at the force of escape velocity into the vacuum of space, where the perp will orbit the Earth as a frozen corpse for decades. In short, Indian Superman just does not give a fuck.
This is one of the funniest things I have read on Cracked.com!