Marvel and DC comic characters might have a ginormous fandom, but there’s no denying the Indian sentiment attached to our old comics! From Tinkle and Baalhans to Raj Comics, these comic characters have shaped our childhoods. Whether it’s superheroes with an Indian twist or regular day-to-day characters landing up in hilarious situations, we would love moves based on them! Today, we’re surveying our favourite Indian comic characters we will love to see in movies.
10 Indian Comic Characters We Will Love To See In Movies:
If you’ve never laughed till your stomach ached because of Suppandi, you haven’t lived well enough! This character from Tinkle was a village simpleton with a protruding chin and three distinctive strands of hair on his head. With a towel wrapped on one of his shoulders, he managed to get himself into hilarious hot waters in every strip! A movie based on him would be a riot of laughter – perhaps the funniest ever.
Another iconic Tinkle character, Shikari Shambhu was a hunter with a characteristic moustache and a rifle in his hand. The portrayal of Shambhu as a notoriously lazy and cowardly hunter whom the world perceives as heroic was ribticklingly funny due to the situational comedy. Somehow he always ended up doing heroic things while running away from situations (and animals) he feared.
This wonderful character was actually adapted into a TV series. However, the wise old Indian man who solves everyone’s problems, lives with an alien and a dwarf and never gets looted despite not locking his door is perhaps best for a movie. This movie could potentially have deep social messages entrenched in the comic dialogues. The dialogues could also be witty!
This mythological superhero from Raj comics is the ultimate powerful warrior who has come from the ancient ages to modern times accidentally. Equipped with his fierce weapon and seeking to go back to his original time, this son of a god and a demon makes the lives of people around him interesting.
Originally published in the Lotpot comics as a fat and thin man duo who end up in silly but hilarious situations, this comic was an instant hit. What many people don’t know was that the duo was inspired by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy! This would make for a great movie, which promoted body positivity.
This comic book characterized a simple housewife called Sheela. It was one of the only comic characters to feature a woman in the lead role. Based on the simple joys and sorrows of her life, this comic is ideal for films. This is mainly due to its potential to make things exciting as well as emotional. Basically, the comic, and a film featuring Shrimatiji, can make you laugh and cry.
Super Commando Dhruva
Dhruva Mehra is the iconic Indian superhero of the Raj comics. He is a character working in a crime fighting force of the government in the fictional city of Rajnagar. With a yellow costume and a typical buckle in the shape of a star, his duty is to save the city from its evils. He doesn’t have magical superpowers, but makes up for it with his intelligence, wit and tact.
This Indian superhero takes inspiration from the mythological concept of a Nag – or an intelligent snake. With an elaborate backstory involving an invocation gone wrong, a queen of Ichhadari Nags and a miraculous cure of a dead body, Nagraj comes into existence. An evil scientist unleashes him for terrible purposes, but that plan goes awry and Nagraj becomes a superhero instead.
This Indian comic character has the ability to converse in any language, heightened senses as well as powers of reasoning. This is what makes him stand out from superheroes with the ability to fly. And this also makes him an interesting character to read and watch.
As the name reveals, this comic character is a detective with a moustache who solves mysteries with his dog using hi-fi technology. This would be a great watch in recent times, with the surge in technology.
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