Yes, don’t believe the reviews.
Critics (that’s what they call themselves) were not-so-kind with the movie, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.
So, here I am only to talk about the good things, which overweighs the flaws.
All you need is an open mind and I will tell you why Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is a good movie.
Also, the article is not about the makers and the actors in the movie, it’s more about the character.
The first thing I noticed about the movie is that it’s a great example of stress-induced growth or posttraumatic growth. The hero here becomes a hero after suffering a deep and personal loss.
A situation where many get lost for good, the protagonist, Sikandar, rose up.
But again, it’s not the same with Sikandar (who becomes the main hero later).
Sikandar is somehow responsible for the death of his best friend, who actually starts all these.
There is a posttraumatic growth of the character plus the guilt.
I’ll rather not go into the actor’s acting skills, as many might say that he wasn’t looking guilty enough! But it was there nevertheless.
The most relatable part was when Sikandar becomes angry with the original Bhavesh Joshi and says that he’s not a superhero, but just an unemployed person!
That’s one of the most realistic moments because people who have a “real job” don’t complain much about society. However, it’s a common perception that someone who has no work will give lectures on changing the world.
It was then we see Bhavesh Joshi, the person, exploding and he expresses his anger and love for the country.
I loved the fact that the movie was all about the character and the story.
Nothing will distract you, not even the suit.
Trust me that’s a good thing.
Remember Ra-One and the suit? Just a CGI fancy dress.
Then Krish and Flying Jatt had superhero suits that were also bizarre.
Coming back to Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, the movie removed the most common superpower; luck!
You won’t see Bhavesh Joshi, the superhero, evading running trains by inches or having a narrow escape.
Instead, his luck ran out almost every time and that made it more interesting!
He’s a common man, with strong willpower, and dry luck. He gets beaten, wounded, and almost died once.
The movie won’t give you a supervillain, instead, it will give you common villains; corruption, power-abuse, political issues etc.
The movie also refers subtly to the Jan Lokpal Andolan’s failure. It also shows how a misunderstood youth is easily hounded and beaten by an angry and brain-washed mob.
The tone and the story-telling of the movie are impressive.
It will be unfair if you compare it to the DC and Marvel comics/movies. It has its own flavour.
Not all light-hearted superhero movies are inspired from Marvel movies and not all dark and serious superhero movies are DC inspired.
If that’s the case, then we can always say that all love stories are copied from Romeo and Juliet.
I am not going to give Bhavesh Joshi Superhero any stars or biscuits, instead, just say that it’s a good movie.
It has almost everything that a good superhero adaptation needs.
Character depth, check.
Character building, check.
Real emotions, check.
Relatable story and characters, check.
Deep plot, check.
Character psychology, check.
Really cool fight scenes, you can’t have everything!
Tell us what you think of Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and should the movie get its own sequel, where we get to know a little back story of Bhavesh Joshi and Sikandar?