It’s no doubt that the maximum number of iconic films in the ‘80s and ’90s, from ‘Tezaab’ (1988) to ‘Lamhe’ (1991), are given to us by Anil Kapoor. But ‘Mr. India’ changed the dynamics of Indian cinema with its release in 1987. The film still stays fresh as one of the go-to for an entertaining time.
Anil Kapoor and late Sridevi’s pairing was a hit at the time. The Shekhar Kapur directorial became a milestone in the history of Indian cinema for its superhero genre. At the time the craze of the film was so high that it also dethroned Amitabh Bachchan and made Anil Kapoor the most bankable actor of the time and the narrative stays strong even in this moment. Recently, Anil Kapoor had also shared a rare pic from ‘Mr. India’ sets with Sridevi and director Shekhar Kapur which created a stir on the internet bringing back a lot of memories for everyone.
The film was way ahead of its time and was a balance between novelty, technology and all the ingredients of a universal entertaining film. The characters are all time favorites, the tunes are sung till date and the story is yet unrivalled.
‘Mr. India’ starred Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Satish Kaushik, Amrish Puri and Aftab Shivadasani. The film is directed by the director whose synonyms to penning stories far ahead of its time, Shekhar Kapur and produced by Boney Kapoor.