This semi-biographical film showcases the bizarre sensibilities that earned Wilbur Sarunaraj YouTube stardom in India. Sarunaraj dances the line between character and commoner, eschewing the mainstream and toying with the expectations of everyone he meets. Known for being a champion of the common person in his home country, we follow Sarunaraj as he pursues a musical career. All the while, we gain a sense of India’s difficult class and race structures as he navigates his way to his dreams.
Simple Superstar was funded by fans, and the cast and crew is entirely made up of Sarunaraj’s social media followers—making the common extraordinary.