Mr India (1987)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 59 mins

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Orphaned as a child, Arun Verma 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, who happens to dislike children. International crime lord and terrorist Mogambo 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 people everywhere rejoice and claim him to be their new savior. No one knows that Mr. India is Arun, save for Jugal. This does not auger well with Mogambo, and he spreads his terror, killing hundreds of innocent citizens, including a child in Arun's care. Mogambo decides to kidnap the children, Seema, and Arun himself, and hopes to trap Mr. India, when he attempts to rescue them. The abduction takes place, and Arun, Seema, and the children are locked in a cell. In this skirmish, Arun misplaces the device, while Seema and the children await the arrival of Mr. India to rescue them, not knowing that time is running out, and Mogambo has already planned their deaths in a pit full of acid.
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Did you know? The film is well known for many of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's "Miss Hawa Hawaii" performance and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua" ("Mogambo is pleased"). Read More
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as Arun Verma / Mr. India
as Seema Sohni
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Teja
as Mogambo
as Baburam
as Mr Gaitonde
as Professor Sinha
as Mr Wolcott
as Captain Zorro
as Roopchand
Supporting Actor
as Tina
as Calender the Cook
as Daaga


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Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Effects Editor


Art Director
Assistant Art Director




Post Production

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Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Director
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Referenced in: Race 2 (Hindi)
Featured in: Gunday (Hindi)
Referenced in: Main Tera Hero (Hindi)
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.
This was the last film which was written by the Salim-Javed duo. They had already split, but they came back one last time to script this movie.

Amitabh Bachchan was offered the lead role but declined because he was into politics and also couldn't relate to the invisible character.

The film is well known for many of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's "Miss Hawa Hawaii" performance and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua" ("Mogambo is pleased").

In the scene where Prof. Sinha is first talking to his students in the class, on the blackboard behind him are displayed formulae from varied branches of science - mathematics, chemistry etc. Prominently visible is "Boney's Law of Time-Space Continuum". Boney Kapoor is the producer of the movie.