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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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Amitabh Bachchan was offered to play the role of Mr India but he declined as he was into politics and was not doing many movies. Shekar Kapur wanted Anupam Kher to play the role of Mogambo but then switched to Amrish Puri as he wanted someone who looked scary. See more »

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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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Mr India- Salim- Javed's last classic
24 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie was a firm childhood favourite of mine and it still hasn't lost its magic. This was the movie that sent Anil Kapoor into stardom and the pairing of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi was used in other movies. The scripting was absolutely perfect, the songs were brilliant (my favourite was Hawaa Hawaii) and add to a mammoth budget and you have a bollywood classic.

This is essentially a kids film, which is a market rarely catered to in Bollywood. Amrish Puri gave the performance of a lifetime( who can forget his Mogambo Khush Hus dialogue). There are many other memorable characters, like for instance Sridevi's boss or Mogambo's henchman Goga and Daga. This movie ranks amongst other Salim Javed's best work, for instance Sholay and Shaan. Tremendous fun from start to finish.


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