And Russia's been doing science fiction films since what, the 1920s? (thinking Aelita Queen of Mars
here) - hell the Bondarchuk's sister
was one of the stars of Tarkovsky's Solaris
, so the existence of his film doesn't come as much of a surprise.
And a Bollywood space opera would be... something, anyway. I have no opinions on the hypothetical existence or non-existance of song and dance numbers, as that'd depend on them themselves.