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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 had originally been written for Rajesh Khanna in the lead role but he rejected it because he felt the "invisibility" factor was the main hero of the film. After some script changes by Shekar and Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor was cast in his place. Kishore Kumar sang the songs thinking it would be picturised on Rajesh Khanna and even Laxmikant Pyarelal were under the same impression. 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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the movie has soul
16 April 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

As a wise young fellow mentioned, what makes this movie so watchable today is that it has soul. Watching it after 15 years, it brings back a lot of childhood memories. The movie is just full of entertainment and does not look outdated at all. Shekar Kapur's direction is fantastic. Because of his direction, the movie moves on a constant pace and the scenes aren't overdone in a silly way. Sridevi's performance is, as always, top-notch. Anil Kapoor is very likable. The kids are good too (but annoying in the songs and dances). The songs are funny and catchy giving us Sridevi's memorable Hawa Hawai and the sensual sari dance in Kaate nahi. Of course, who could forget one of Amrish Puri's most memorable roles as Mogambo? In my humble opinion this is definitely one of the most entertaining movies that I could watch over and over again with friends or family. If you want to be entertained and have a good time, watch Mr. India.


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