SHAKTIMAN, the most loved superhero of all Indian kids born in the 90s, and a hit series on the television, Shaktimaan is soon going to hit a comeback this year, as first reported by TOI. It recalls some of the nostalgic moments of childhood for those who were brought up in the 90s watching Shaktimaan on Doordarshan, dreaming of becoming super powerful and genius like him. Creating an imaginary villain to fight with him just like the Indian Superhero and win over the heart of his lady love could be the only dream for Shaktimaan lovers. Even after the show had gone off air, which was a major turn down for many, its memories and the dialogues were still kept alive through funny Facebook shares and Instagram memes till today. Those who have fond memories of watching Indian television's first superhero Shaktimaan, while growing up have a reason to rejoice, as the hit show is slated to make a comeback on the television.
THE PLOT OF THE TELIVISON SERIES: SHAKTIMAAN
For all those being deprived of the fortune to watch the series, the kids of 20th century and for all those who want to go back to their childhood by reliving the story of SHAKTIMAN, here’s the storyline for you.
Like every dramatic action thriller, the story begins with the risings of evil, villainly powers of Kali Yuga, who was born to just bring distortions in mankind and peace. The heroic force opposing him was a mystical sect of saints known as "Suryanshis”, who chose a man to rise up against all odds and defeat the evil prevailing within the society. Yes, this superhero was named as SHAKTIMAAN, who took the pledge to fight against the evils of corruption, societal injustice and other evil conspiracies plotted against the mankind. He was given this title of SHAKTIMAAN by the curious world of today, who had never seen such heroic strengths of any other human being. Only later, it was revealed that the mysterious superhero sought to be the incarnation of SHRI SATHYA, who had formed the Surya sect.
To live with a normalcy and be out of the sight of the main antagonist, Tamraj Kilvish, SHAKTIMAAN disguised himself as a ordinary photographer with a comical geeky name of Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri (too long to remember, but not for those who had loved him wholeheartedly). Just like any other story of a superhero leading a normal life, their exits a woman for whom he had fallen for. Unsurprisingly, she is already in love with the Superhero (who is actually the ‘normal guy ‘), here, Geeta Vishwas, a journalist is the leading lady of the story.
Most importantly, what gives the Indian touch to our hero is the sub-plot behind his creation. Shaktimaan claims to energize his internal spiritual and mystical powers ignited with continuous and typical practice of Hindu philosophical and cultural activities like Yoga Sadhana and Mediation combining the five elements of life namely fire, earth, water, wind and sky, to let the powers be invigorate his body . He advocates the ethnic values taught by Bhagwat Geeta. As cliché as it sounds now, the show still made the kids believe in the true powers of nature and the predictable triumph of the truth over injustice.
The reboot of the TV series will be casted with the blast from the past, actor Mukesh Khanna, who was the SHAKTIMAAN of previous series as well, shall reappear on your television sets with his power-packed performance and stomach-tickling comedy timing. As reported by INDIA TODAY, the reboot of the show will see the comeback of the 57 year old actor on TV sets.
In his interview with TOI, Mukesh khanna told that he has been working hard to get into the right shape before the show’s shooting commences, adding to which the old-time actor said “We are planning the return of Shaktimaan on television and the discussion is going on with few channels. I can’t commit the date but you will get it soon. I am working on the look and the body for it. I have already reduced 8 Kilos and will be losing another 8kgs.I am not trying to get six pack abs. I want to try and match up the look that I had 15 years back. People relate to me as SHAKTIMAAN and I can’t offer the role to anyone”. Undoubtedly, he is a true superhero, battling with old age and worn out energy, striving hard to cheer up the hearts of the people who have admired him for a long time. This is why, KEHLAAYA WO! : SHAKTIMAAAN! (just like the title song shouted that aloud with a old-fashioned music composition and the sounds of thunder and “ ZOOOP” in the background). Hoping for an awe-struck comeback, decidedly, the shooting of the renowned Indian television series shall commence by this year itself.