Bollywood Star Wars Clearly Has The Force

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and if that's true then the Force is with this Star Wars-inspired Bollywood drama.

A clip surfaced on Reddit last week featuring two men engaged in a light saber battle compete with precarious balancing, dramatic leaps through the air and a decidedly not C3PO droid. The comments exploded like Alderaan being destroyed by the Death Star, with Indian-themed puns and comments, but some eagle-eyed Reddit users recognized the clip's origin.

Turns out, this awesome Bollywood take on Star Wars is from an Indian superhero space opera called Aryamaan — The Warrior of the Universe. According to Wikipedia, the 89-episode series follows a young prince, Aryamaan, believed by some to be the savior of his people, who is entrusted to the robot Tobo and taken to another planet. There he is trained by an ancient warrior with the hope that he will eventually defeat an evil emperor and save his lost kingdom. You can check out the first episode above.

Sounds a little like Episode 1 to us.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.