With the influx of multiplexes in India, a new layer of movie-going audience has come to the fore. As a result, themes that were considered taboo, unthinkable or untouchable till a few years ago are slowly finding their way into Indian movieplexes. Sure, times have changed...
Director Ashu Trikha's third outing Alag also defies the stereotype. Yes, the male protagonist in Alag is blessed with powers, but the film is not about Superman, Spiderman or Batman.
Alag, the desi version of the Hollywood film Powder [1995; Sean Patrick Flanery], tells the story of an unusual youth. He is bald, has no eyebrows, his body has no hair and he possesses the most advanced intellect. He also has a strange affinity for electricity. Radios and televisions don't work around him and, during thunderstorms, he acts like a lightning rod. Indeed, an alag concept for Indian moviegoers!.