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Mr India (1987)

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A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

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Complete credited cast:
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Arun Verma / Mr. India
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Seema Sohni
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Calendar
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Mr. Gaitonde (Editor)
Ajit Vachani ...
Teja
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Daaga
Ashok Kumar ...
Prof. Sinha
Bob Christo ...
Mr. Wolcott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramesh Deo ...
Police Inspector
Karan Nath
Yunus Parvez ...
Maniklal
Harish Patel ...
Roopchand
Venus Pujari ...
Orphan
Tapan Shah ...
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Orphaned as a child, Arun Verma (Anil Kapoor) has dedicated his adult life to looking after orphaned children, in a house where he is unable to afford to pay the rent nor even day to day expenses for necessities. He decides to rent one of the rooms, and the tenant is a newspaper reporter named Seema Sohni (Sridevi), who happens to dislike children. Internation crime lord and terrorist Mogambo (Amrish Puri) takes an interest in his very house to store his firearms, and other weapons, and sends his men to force Arun to vacate. Arun and some of the children are beaten-up and threatened with dire consequences if they do not vacate the house. Arun's dad's friend Professor Sinha (Ashok Kumar) shows Arun a device that will make in him invisible, and thereby he will find a way to fight to keep the house. Arun tries the device, and he becomes invisible. Using this, he is able to turn the tables on Mogambo's men, and calls himself "Mr.India". Mr. India becomes popular with the masses, and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film took its major inspiration from the world famous story of H. G. Wells, and the renowned writer, is known as the original creator of "The Invisible Man" concept in the world of literature. See more »

Goofs

There is a continuity error while is talking with Anil Kapoor on the sea beach (time approx 1h38m02s). You will see that Sridevi is wearing a rectangular yellow-white earring. In the next shoot the earring is replaced by a circular yellow earring. See more »

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Mogambo: Mogambo is pleased.
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The Indian family version of 'The Invisible Man'
3 January 2001 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

From the film industry which releases the largest number of movies in the world (more than Hollywood can even dream!), Mr. India was the perfect mix of dreams and reality. On the one hand is Arun, the caretaker of orphans, trying to have a living for everyone out of his non-existent income, and on the other is Mocambo (or Mogambo), the villain who wants to destroy India and take over control.

Things change for Arun when he discovers a secret to become invisible. The magic band does wonders for his love life and comes in handy to do good for the humanity.. fighting the bad guys and ultimately saving the world!

Mr. India can be described as the 'Indian twist' to 'The Invisible Man', where the hero can never do anything bad. Shekhar Kapoor (The Director) has done a good job in mixing adventure, comedy, drama and romance, while retaining the original flavor of the 'good old' Indian film musical. Overall, a delight to watch!


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