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A cult classic spanning decades, Mr IndiaStarring Anil Kapoor. Sridevi Starring It was released in theaters on May 25, 1987, and recently completed its 37th anniversary. On this occasion, cinema historian Dilip Thakur Shekhar Kapur reveals some interesting information about his directorial.

Dilip said, “Mr India was the last film of the screenwriter duo to be released. Salim-Javed.

The film was made long after the writers wrote it.
Salim-Javed had gone for the Nastik muhurat, but the film’s hero Amitabh Bachchan did not come for the muhurat. His Muhuratta voicemail was played. This was an innovation at the time. Salim-Javed had an idea and turned it into a story. This concept had already been done in an English film and a similar concept was also present in Mumbai’s Mr.
Salim-Javed brought grandeur, glamor and technology to this concept. Mr. India was an extraordinary film in terms of its use of technology at the time it was shot. I think if there was one movie after Sholay that made great use of technology, it was Mr India. “The computer was new to us then.”
He adds, “Rumour has it that Mr. India was written with Amitabh Bachchan in mind. But then Bachchan said, why should I make a film if I’m not going to be seen in it? Apparently, Rajesh Khanna was also approached for an offer. He starred in the lead role, but Amitabh Bachchan’ It was claimed that he did not want to act in a film which he rejected. Finally, Anil Kapoor was chosen as the hero.

Satish Kaushik, who played Takvim, was also an assistant in the directing department. Choreographer Ahmed Khan and actor Aftab Shivdasani were also among the children.
Kavita Krishnamurthy, who sang Hawa Hawaai, later realized that she had sung a small part wrong. The song was later supposed to be sung by another singer but their music director Laxmikant Pyarelal later clarified that the song was picturized based on the version sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy. At that time, technology was not advanced enough to replace some words or melodies. It used to be a complete orchestration.

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A long time ago IS Johar had made a movie called Mr India. There was no connection to this movie other than the title. Mr India was a huge hit. Amrish Puri Mogambo became extremely popular for his distinctive dialogue “Mogambo khush hua”.
Producer Boney Kapoor spent a lot of money on the making of the film. Flashy minibuses weren’t the norm in those days. However, Boney arranged a flashy van for the film’s heroine, Sridevi. This is Sridevi’s highest-paid film.”

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