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 Being Directed By Saroj Khan On An Outdoor Location Song Shoot
Director Shekhar Kapur & Anil Kapoor Discussing Nuances Of The Script
Shekhar Kapur & Saroj Khan Explaining Dance Steps For Hawaa Hawaii Song To Sridevi
Boney Kapoor & Anil Kapoor Getting Clicked With The Locals
Anil Kapoor Performing An Intense Scene While Brother Sanjay Kapoor Looks On
Anil Kapoor Discussing The Scene With The Crew
Anil Kapoor & Sridevi Getting Ready For A Shot While Brother Sanjay Kapoor Looks On
Boney Kapoor Poses For The Shutterbugs
Anil Kapoor Reading His Lines Before The Take
Sridevi & Anil Kapoor Waiting For The Cameras To Roll Before The Start Of Their Outdoor Schedule
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.