Hardly any Indian child who grew up in the 90’s does not know who Shaktiman is. If you belong to that generation, I need to say no more. But, if you don’t, I would elaborate a bit for you, with pleasure. I am the kind kind of a guy, you know. 😉
Shaktiman (which translates as ‘Powerful’) was a Hindi weekly serial to telecast in the 90’s on the Indian National Television when Digital Media was mostly just about that.
Shaktiman would remain in disguise generally and fight evil in the society. Spiderman. Batman. Same strategy, you know already. Thanks to his superpowers and trademark spin to fly from one place to the other (with the whooff whooff sound and fascinatingly funny visual effects), Shaktiman pretty much managed to get better of Tamraj Kilvish, the chief of the evils. So he was India’s first Superhero in true sense.
Not to forget the cherry on the cake; a little piece of advice he would leave for the kids at the end of each episode.
The generation was so much in awe of Shaktiman (including me) that we used to rush from school on Saturdays so that we don’t miss the title track.
More than a decade later, an Experimental Rock/Pop band, Meghdhanush, covered the title track of Shaktiman with fresh sound and their creative touch. An innovative and fun filled video took it to another level.
The video has more than 1,00,000 views on youtube; you should check it out and I promise you will share it.
It is fun stuff, after all and who doesn’t love to smile a bit and share a few smiles too while walking down the nostalgic memory lanes. 🙂
Love and Peace.