Mr. India (1987) – A Complete Analysis


Today’s topic is Mr. India (1987) – A Complete Analysis. Mr. India (1987) is considered a cult classic in Bollywood and the world over. The story revolves around Arun (Anil Kapoor) and the orphan children he is bringing up. They keep a paying guest that is Seema (Sridevi). Arun finds out that his father was a scientist and has left a clock device that can make the wearer invisible, for him. He begins to help people by becoming invisible, going by the name of Mr. India. Mogambo (Amrish Puri) gets to know about this and he tries to snatch it from the invisible Mr. India. How Arun saves the device and the day is the story of Mr. India (1987).

Mr. India (1987) – A Complete Analysis

At first glance, the movie seems to be perfect, but…

  1. The plot is not new. The first part has been taken with minor changes from Brahmachari (1968) and Dream Girl (1977). The second part has been technologically developed, to some extent, from Mr. X in Bombay (1964).
  2. Sridevi’s presence is felt in the entire movie though she appears in the first part and during the climax only. The only satisfaction that we can have is that the hero Anil Kapoor is also invisible in sections other than the above scenes. But, Sri Didi’s performance made history for Bollywood.
  3. The music by Lakshmi-Pyare is fantastic and the performances of Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and the children are a lot to write home about.
  4. Saroj Khan’s choreography is so situational. We can understand how much hard work might have gone into it. Each beat has been converted into a step. Fantastic!

Mr. India (1987) songs

Zindagi ki yahi reet hai… (Happy)

Hawa Hawaii…


Karte hain hum pyar Mr. Indiase…

Kaate nahin katte din yeh raat…

Zindagi ki yahi reet hai… (Sad)


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