Flashback to 30 Yrs of ‘Mr India’ With Rare Behind-the-Scenes Pics
Anil Kapoor behind the scenes of <i>Mr India </i>with Shekhar Kapur, Boney Kapoor and crew members. (Photo courtesy: <i>Mr India</i> Team)
Anil Kapoor behind the scenes of Mr India with Shekhar Kapur, Boney Kapoor and crew members. (Photo courtesy: Mr India Team)

Flashback to 30 Yrs of ‘Mr India’ With Rare Behind-the-Scenes Pics

25 May marked 30 years of the release of Mr India. Released in 1987, produced by Boney Kapoor and starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, Mr India went on to become a cult film, entertaining audiences for years after its release. The widely popular film directed by Shekhar Kapur - made the invisible Mr India played by Anil Kapoor and Sridevi a hit pair.

On the sets of <i>Mr India</i>. (Photo courtesy: <i>Mr India</i> Team)
On the sets of Mr India. (Photo courtesy: Mr India Team)

Far ahead of its time, with a strong patriotic motif, Mr India managed to strike a balance between novelty, technology and all the ingredients of a typically universal entertaining film. The characters became all time favourites, the tunes are sung till date and the story is yet unrivalled.

Sridevi and Anil Kapoor with the film’s choreographer, Saroj Khan. (Photo courtesy: <i>Mr India</i> Team)
Sridevi and Anil Kapoor with the film’s choreographer, Saroj Khan. (Photo courtesy: Mr India Team)
Shekhar Kapur and Saroj Khan working with Sridevi on the film’s hit song <i>Hawa Hawai</i>. (Photo courtesy: <i>Mr India</i> Team)
Shekhar Kapur and Saroj Khan working with Sridevi on the film’s hit song Hawa Hawai. (Photo courtesy: Mr India Team)
I’m so happy and proud that people remember Mr India fondly even today. I remember being one of the youngest members behind the camera and today with Mom, I’m the eldest member. With Mr India we were never dependent on the stardom of the actors, just on the magic of the film. All our fight sequences, stunts and the destruction… it was real-time direction and special effects; not done during post-production.
Boney Kapoor, Producer
Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur behind the scenes of <i>Mr. India. </i>(Photo courtesy: <i>Mr. India</i> Team)
Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur behind the scenes of Mr. India. (Photo courtesy: Mr. India Team)
Producer Boney Kapoor on the <i>Mr India </i>set. (Photo courtesy: <i>Mr India</i> Team)
Producer Boney Kapoor on the Mr India set. (Photo courtesy: Mr India Team)

The cast and crew of Mr India got together at the MAMI film festival in Mumbai in 2015. Watch the videos here:

The dynamic duo, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi, team up yet again for the film Mom which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. Mom happens to be Sridevi’s 300th film and 2017 marks her 50th year in films. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, with music by A R Rahman, the film is set to release on the 7 July this year in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.

Promotional poster of&nbsp;<i>Mom</i>. (Picture courtesy: Twitter/ Flickmagazine)
Promotional poster of Mom. (Picture courtesy: Twitter/ Flickmagazine)