Mr. India Completes 30 Years; UNSEEN On-Location Pictures From Anil Kapoor-Sridevi’s Cult Film

The iconic sci-fi film directed by Shekhar Kapur is etched in our memories. Mr India completes 30 years today. On this special day here are some candid behind-the-scene clicks of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi while they shoot for the film...

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Mr. India Completes 30 Years; UNSEEN On-Location Pictures From Anil Kapoor-Sridevi’s Cult Film

Bollywood's first sci-fi film, Mr. India, directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, is remembered as a classic. The film completes 30 years today. It is considered to have pioneered the trend of superhero sagas in India and paved the way for films like Krissh, Ra One, Flying Jatt among others.

On this occasion, the makers have shared pictures from the making of the film. Have a look:


Anil Kapoor & Sridevi Learning Dance Steps From Saroj Khan

sridevi saroj khan mr india shooting
Sridevi Being Directed By Saroj Khan On An Outdoor Location Song Shoot

anil kapoor shekhar kapur mr india shooting
Director Shekhar Kapur & Anil Kapoor Discussing Nuances Of The Script

boney kapoor mr india shooting
People Gathered To Watch The Shoot

saroj khan teaching sridevi dance shekhar kapur watches them while shooting mr india
Shekhar Kapur & Saroj Khan Explaining Dance Steps For Hawaa Hawaii Song To Sridevi

a group picture of anil kapoor boney kapoor mr india sets
Boney Kapoor & Anil Kapoor Getting Clicked With The Locals

anil kapoor playing cricket while sanjay kapoor watches them mr india shooting
Anil Kapoor Performing An Intense Scene While Brother Sanjay Kapoor Looks On

boney kapoor anil kapoor saroj khan shekhar kapur conversing mr india shooting
Anil Kapoor Discussing The Scene With The Crew

horse ride with anil kapoor sridevi sanjay kapoor watches them mr india shooting
Anil Kapoor & Sridevi Getting Ready For A Shot While Brother Sanjay Kapoor Looks On

boney kapoor posing for the picture mr india shooting
Boney Kapoor Poses For The Shutterbugs

anil kapoor boney kapoor relaxing while shooting mr india
Anil Kapoor Reading His Lines Before The Take

sridevi shooting with anil kapoor on sets of mr india
Sridevi & Anil Kapoor Waiting For The Cameras To Roll Before The Start Of Their Outdoor Schedule

anil kapoor sridevi shake hands shooting mr india on sets
Anil Kapoor & Sridevi Shaking Hands During Their First Meeting On Sets Of Mr. India

Well, we’re sure the pictures will make you go all nostalgic.

Mr. India, it was far ahead of its time, with a strong patriotic message. Mr. India managed to strike a balance between novelty, technology and all the ingredients of a typically entertaining pot-boiler.

Talking about the film as it completes 30 years, producer Boney Kapoor said, "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 on sets of 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 is now teaming up again with his wife Sridevi on the silver screen for Mom. It happens to be Sridevi’s 300th film and 2017 marks her 50th year in films.

Coming to Mr. India, here’s congratulating the makers for reaching the milestone.



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