Back in the late 90s, India had its maiden tryst with the country's first sci-fi space superhero, Captain Vyom - The Space Warrior. Now, over twenty years later, India's 'sky warrior' is set for a new, modern-day avatar in the form of five-part feature film franchise, as well as five-part web series. The Doordarshan TV show had starred model-actor Milind Soman in the lead role.
Apparently, the show's original creator, Ketan Mehta and his company have collaborated with a top production house to bring Captain Vyom back to life. A source said, "The new-age adaptations, in the form of web shows and film series, will show the never-seen-before world in the sci-fi space, to Indian audiences."
Mehta confirms the news and said, "When we created India’s first sci-fi TV series (the first episode aired in 1998) in the form of Captain Vyom, it inspired a whole generation of kids at the turn of the century. Now, with India entering the space age, I am glad that Captain Vyom is being reinvented for the new age as a big screen spectacle, and the web space, with cutting-edge visual effects, for a global audience."
The makers plan to develop Captain Vyom - a sci-fi fantasy space thriller -- on the lines of Hollywood sci-fi space dramas, Star Trek and Star Wars. The source adds, "One of the top young Bollywood stars are in talks with the makers to play the lead character. If all goes well, work on the first film of the series will begin by mid-2021. Initially, makers had planned to start work on the film series in 2020 itself but Covid-19 delayed their plans."
"Captain Vyom, an inter-galactic space adventure with a unique Indian perspective, can showcase the best of VFX and CGI talent of the country. Here's raising a toast to Captain Vyom and new India," concludes Mehta.