If Black Panther Gets a Bollywood Remake


If Black Panther Gets a Bollywood Remake

Illustration: Akshita Monga


yan Coogler’s Black Panther, which released earlier this year, opened to positive reviews thanks to affirmative action on Hollywood’s part after decades of whitewash. The visual masterpiece also every Marvel fanboy’s wet dream touched upon real-world issues. A far cry from some of our own superhero films which leave much to be desired.

While Bollywood has begged, borrowed, and stolen, or as we put it, been “inspired by”, the plots of innumerable Hollywood films, why’d we only stick to movies like The Italian Job (Players), Hitch (Partner) and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Phir Hera Pheri)? Would it hurt if we were “inspired by” movies like Black Panther to positively depict the “backward classes” as we’ve erroneously labelled them?