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Mr. India (1987)

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.

Director:

Shekhar Kapur

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (as Salim-Javed), Salim Khan (as Salim-Javed)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Arun Verma / Mr. India
Sridevi ... Seema Sohni
Amrish Puri ... Mogambo
Satish Kaushik ... Calendar
Annu Kapoor ... Mr. Gaitonde (Editor)
Ajit Vachani ... Teja
Sharat Saxena ... Daaga
Ashok Kumar ... Prof. Sinha
Bob Christo ... Mr. Wolcott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramesh Deo Ramesh Deo ... Police Inspector
Karan Nath Karan Nath
Yunus Parvez ... Maniklal
Harish Patel ... Roopchand
Venus Pujari Venus Pujari ... Orphan
Tapan Shah Tapan Shah ... Orphan
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Storyline

Orphan Arun Verma utilizes his adult-hood in raising orphan children, in a house where he is unable to make ends as well as fulfilled the living expenses. International criminal and smuggler, Mogambo, wants his house to store arms and ammunition and thus give him a time-frame to vacate. Arun then decides to arrange for a tenant named Seema Sohni, a local newspaper journalist, to occupy the top flat of the house. Mogambo's men then decides to force Arun to vacate by targeting him and the children. Eventually Arun's dad's friend, Professor Sinha, introduces him to a gadget that will make him invisible, he tries this device and becomes invisible only to retaliates on Mogambo's men calling himself, "Mr. India". He also becomes popular among the people by assisting the ones who are subjected to injustice, no one knows who is this, "Mr. India", except Jugal. Things comes to a boil when one of Arun's children is killed while the others, Seema and he are abducted by Mogambo, who threatens to ... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 May 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. India - Der unsichtbare Held See more »

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Narsimha Enterprises See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sridevi's stunning look in the song Kate Nahi Katte Din Yeh Raat was inspired from her previous look from Jaanbaaz 1986 in the song Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta Yaha Payr Zindagi Mein. See more »

Goofs

In the song "Bijli ki Rani", Sridevi's golden shoes alternate between flats and heels. See more »

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Mogambo: Mogambo is pleased.
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Superb classic
6 April 2006 | by Parmdeep JagdevSee 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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