Mr. India Reviews
One of the few Movies IN which THE FOOD WAS NOT WASTED, in the fight Scene. Unfortunately the food is wasted in the Movies of Bolly and Hollywood very badly just for the sake of making the public laugh what so ever.
A cute Movie, tiny bit of of everything in it, comedy, science fiction, drama, and great Songs. Super Duper Hit:: Hawai Hawaaii
Anil Kapoor looks so cute in this Movie. It is funny Slumdog Millionaire receives a Oscar and suddenly he is a Hero on the Screen, though for us he was always a Hero on Screen.
Even Anil`s guest appearences in Hindi Movie/Series/Stage has been/are very appreaciated by his Fans (His Veteran Fans).
Originally the Producers wanted to hire danny denzongpa for the role of Mogambo, but the director Shekhar Kapur conviced them Amrish Puri was the right one. The Movie was almost 60% finished when Puri entered.
The story was set in a time, when the country was going through troubles like black marketing, adulteration, unemployment and external enemies. The common man must have been, in some state of mind, looking for a super hero of some kind to relieve him of all the troubles. Mr. India touched that nerve. It was a well executed movie. No wonder that Shekhar Kapoor gained a reputation of being one of the finest directors even though he has made only a handful of movies.
If I am to pick up one single frame or dialogue as favourite, I can't. There are so many of them, whether it be the medley sung by the kids to get their football back, Sridevi's entry, Mogambo's every scene, his maniacal laughter, the Charlie chaplin scene (sridevi is one of the very few actresses capable of comedy scenes without being slapstick), the scene when Mr. INDIA goes to see GAITONDE the CRIMES OF INDIA editor, the INDIAN GOD MARTA BHI HAI scene (with our favourite GORA villain BOB CHRISTO) and...... the list is long.
Shekhar Kapoor picked up a very fine story (Salim Javed), equipped it with fine performance by it's cast, a very suitable background score that enhanced the effect of it's scenes and gave us Mr. INDIA as we saw. His ability is evident in every single detail shown. He picked up and executed an idea which, I guess, most directors are scared to even think of.
No matter how much ever I try, I will never have enough words and space and time to express what I think about this movie. Probably, most people would have same sentiments about it. Almost everyone must have cursed MOGAMBO when he gives the order to throw the kids into that molten LAVA and almost everyone must have wished that TINA hadn't touched that TEDDY BEAR bomb.