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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 ... 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Narsimha Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Satish Kaushik who assisted Shekar Kapur in the film and also acted as Calender later completed two films of Shekar Kapur Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja 1993 and Prem 1995 which he had left mid way. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Arun and Mogambo, in a flashback clip, Tina was shown lying down in the coffin but breathing with her stomach moving. See more »

Quotes

Mogambo: Mogambo is pleased.
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The best villain the world has ever seen!
22 May 2011 | by jahangirhussain74See all my reviews

"Mogambo Khush Hua" is the signature line of the villain Mogambo played by Amrish Puri in the classic "Mr. India". I must say, Mogambo is a kind of villain which will remain immortal in every hearts. Amrish Puri displays the act of villainy with perfection. He shows the required amount of menace and that helps to make his character a classic. Apparently, this movie is not about Mogambo. It's about "Mr. India" played by Anil Kapoor who has inherited a magical watch from his father with which he can become invisible. But here, the hero is overshadowed by the villain. Anil Kapoor does his job pretty well and I guess no actor would've been able to pull off that role with aplomb like him. Sridevi is truly the devi of India. Her "Hawa Hawaii" dance number is also the highlight of "Mr. India" and she was also likable as a reporter. Like most of her movies, Sridevi gets her comic timings and the scene where she disguises as Charlie Chaplin is hilarious! "Mr. India" is one of the best movies of Bollywood as it created an immortal villain by the name of Mogambo. Every kid in India is scared of the name "Mogambo" and every mothers use this name to lure their children to sleep in India. What an impression! The only thing I didn't like about this movie is the scene where the little girl dies in a bomb explosion. This scene was unnecessary and made the film quite heavy. Barring this scene, almost all the scenes are memorable and are worth repeat-viewing. I rate it 9/10.


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