While the third part of the Hollywood blockbuster Spiderman releases this week across the world, Bollywood has to offer us its very own desi Spiderman along with some other world famous superheroes in Firoz Nadiadwala's multi-starrer Fool N Final. So it's not just international boxing champion Mike Tyson who is keeping the film in news. There is much more to it.
The film directed by Ahmed Khan has not one or two but four characters dressed as superheroes in one of its funny sequences. So you will see Johny Lever dressed as Spiderman, Paresh Rawal as Batman, Shahid Kapoor as Superman and Ayesha Takia as Wondergirl in the film.
Explains the director, "The scene required the actors to disguise themselves so that they could retrieve diamonds from Arbaaz Khan's character called Moscow Chikna. So I thought why not disguise them as superheroes. So you will see Shahid Kapoor playing a Superman, Ayesha as Wondergirl, Paresh as Batman and Johny Lever as Spiderman in that particular sequence."
Ask him about the chemistry of the characters and Ahmed elaborates, "Shahid Kapoor plays a very very very different role. He recently starred in the blockbuster Vivah where he played Prem. But here he will be seen in a very different character. His name is Raja and the irony is that he is a pauper. If you have seen the first song, he is presented in a very teen manner. He is completely dressed up like Eminem, wearing pants with the waist of 36-38. He is a small time thief but he robs on a BMX bike. All the top mafias of Dubai are after him.
And Shahid is madly in love with Ayesha and does everything for her. Paresh Rawal who happens to be the uncle of Ayesha Takia, has this condition for Shahid that if he wants Ayesha to be in his life, he will have to rob. So together they form an awesome threesome. Paresh, however, always gets them stuck in situations and Shahid rescues everybody.
Johny Lever is called Pattu Pilot in the film. He believes he is the fastest car driver in Dubai so he calls himself that. He ends up crashing his car everywhere".
Ask Ahmed on his superhero fascination and he reveals, "I have treated the entire film like a comic book, like my promos suggest. It's like you come to read a comic book and leave your brains at home. It's a very commercial, up-tempo and a funny film to watch."
So apart from these four characters, are there any other actors playing superhero in the film considering the film is a multi-starrer? "Well not really", replies Ahmed "But Sunny Deol will be seen portraying the character of Hulk who is supposed to be the strongest amongst all. Sunny plays a Punjabi who stays in Dubai in an Indian colony with his brother Om Puri and sister-in-law Sharmila Tagore. In many places over the world, Indians migrate and create a place of their own. Sunny plays a very local but tough guy. He is like a real life hulk. The only thing missing is the animation"