Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Velayutham" - the 'Assassin's Creed' Cosplay Superhero from India

Below, the trailer for "Velayutham," an upcoming Indian action film about a rural guy who adopts a costumed vigilante identity to battle corporate corruption in the big city. His costume, weaponry and fighting style might look a little familiar to fans of "Assassin's Creed;" to the point that Ubisoft is apparently considering a lawsuit.

Fun fact: What you're looking at is NOT a "Bollywood" film - the Bollywood nickname technically only refers to the Hindi-language film industry, which is India's largest; but many of the recent "big" Indian films to hit International theaters ("Endhiran," for example) are actually Tamil-language features produced in a wholly different region.

4 comments:

BIGMercenary said...

Its a shame, it actually looks like a fun movie.

Tkscz said...

Got to be honest, it looks better than what Hollywood would do if it got the Assassin's Creed license. It looks like it's just having fun, and it not being an AC movie means it doesn't have to follow it's insane story.

Joe said...

@Tkscz: As an Assassin's Creed fanboy, I was thinking along similar lines. I wonder if it wouldn't be better to let Asian film industries develop lower-budget but competent, entertaining video game movies than the Uwe Boll trainwrecks/Paul W.S. Anderson mediocrity we get now.

MrImaginary said...

Are you guys insane?! It looks awful. As someone with Indian heritage, I've had to put up with bollywood and bollywood esque schlock being played on my TV. It was completely devoid of classiness. Awkwardly modeling and actor around some video game moves isn't a good movie trailer