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:
Arun Verma / Mr. India
Seema Sohni
Mr. Gaitonde (Editor)
Ajit Vachani ...
Ashok Kumar ...
Prof. Sinha
Bob Christo ...
Mr. Wolcott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramesh Deo ...
Police Inspector
Karan Nath
Yunus Parvez ...
Harish Patel ...
Venus Pujari ...
Tapan Shah ...


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 (

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25 May 1987 (India)  »

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Мистер Индия  »

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In the opening and quite a few scenes Mogambo's men making gestures 'Hail Mogambo' quite a reminiscent of Nazi Power Salute. See more »


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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Superb classic
6 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Classic from the eighties is one of the few sci fi films to be produced in India incidentally it is also one of the best. Directed by shekhar kapur of "Elizabeth" fame Mr India is one of his earlier works. The cinematography may not be great but the rest sure is! An interesting and intelligent story that makes for full on family entertainment. This movie will make you smile laugh and cry and bring out all the other various emotions in you. Sridevi players the bubbly cheerful news reporter and Anil kapoor the Super Hero who upon discovering the invisibility formula sets out to avenge the worlds evils. Aka Mogambo played by the greatest villain ever to grace the Indian screen Amrish puri. His mogambo still strikes terror into the hearts of kids. Anil Kapoor & Sridevi's relationship is more of a homage to the Louis lane Clark Kent type relationship seen in several superhero movies. The rain and wind dance number by sridevi. could easily give the new crop of actresses a run for their money. brilliantly acted and executed her dance with the invisible man is simply unforgettable and who can forget her cheeky "hava hawi" number. you can watch this film time and time again and not get bored. The special effects may be basic but the story and acting are just brilliant. directors and actors of today take a note. Its not just about the visuall appearance. its also about soul that films of today lack which this film is full of. watch it and be truly entertained one of my definite favourites...

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