Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Pure entertainment: Mr. India (1987)

Mr. India was a hindi movie that was extremely entertaining. Without getting too much into detail in the messaging (patriotic, anti-corruption, etc) of the movie, the movie was a good misture of action, romance, humour and general thrills. There was some tragedy, but the overall effect was good. It touched the right spirit of caring for poor people, anti-corruption, anti-crime, and a common man being able to beat the criminals.
The movie was released in 1987, at a time when Anil Kapoor and Sridevi were at their prime, and this movie was a grand success, giving a good boost to their careers. The main starts of the movie were Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Satish Kaushik, and the late Amrish Puri (his character, Mogambo, became very famous). Music of the film is available at this link.
Storyline: Anil Kapoor runs an orphanage type of home where a lot of orphaned children live along with Satish Kaushik (called 'calendar'). He is perennialy hard-pressed for cash, and wants to get somebody to take a room on rent. When he goes to advertise for his room, he meets Sridevi by accident in the newspaper office. She is a reporter who works for Anu Kapoor (in a comic role, always getting wrong numbers). She agrees to take a room when she learns from him that he has no children (later realizing that he had a number of children in the house).
Mogambo wants to spread panic in the streets, and then decimate the military and rule India. As a part of this, he goes on for robbery and terror. In the meantime, Anil Kapoor learns of a watch that gives the property of invisibility (except in red light). He starts using this property to catch the criminals, and hurt the operations of Mogambo. No one knows who he is, except that Sridevi becomes closer to him in his role as the invisible Mr. India. There is even a memorable wet saree song related to this romance 'Kate nahin katti ..'
Mogambo wants the house, and wants the watch. He believes that Mr. India is very caring about these children, and so kidnaps all of them. Anil Kapoor lands up in his den, and after some major fights, manages to destroy Mogambo and his lair, and escape from there. All is well that ends well.

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