Mr. India


Old Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film Mr. India (1987) for sale.

This is an actual surviving old Bollywood poster of the 1987 cult classic, Mr. India. Directed by Shekhar Kapur, this blockbuster Bollywood movie featured Anil Kapoor in the title role, Sridevi as his leading lady and Amrish Puri as the greatest Bollywood villain of all time, Mogambo.

Mr. India holds the distinction of being one of the 100 greatest Indian films of all time.

Printed and circulated during the first release run of the film (late 1980s), this original Mr. India movie poster was designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

This Mr. India movie poster for sale has been designed by the greatest calendar artist in India, JP Singhal and bears his printed signature in the name of his studio “Singhals” on the top left corner.

The greatest Bollywood villain of all time, Mogambo is seen in a photographic avatar on the top right of the poster from the iconic scene, “Mogambo khush hua” (Mogambo is happy). Another full photograph of villain Amrish Puri is seen at the center of this Mogambo movie poster.

Mr. India is a 1987 landmark science fiction superhero Hindi film starring Anil Kapoor in the title role, Sridevi as his romantic interest and Amrish Puri as the unforgettable villain, Mogambo.

The film revolves around a sci-fi plot of a device that makes the wearer invisible. The lead character of the film uses the device to fight evil, gathering superhero status and earning the moniker, “Mr. India.”

Directed by Shekhar Kapur, Mr. India is considered as a cult classic in Indian cinema. Amrish Puri’s role in the film was his finest performance ever. One of his dialogues from the film, “Mogambo khush hua” (Mogambo is happy) became one of the most widely quoted dialogues in the history of Indian cinema. The character essayed by Amrish Puri in the film, “Mogambo” went on to become one of the best villains in Bollywood of all time. This was the last film that Bollywood’s best story writers Salim & Javed wrote together.

Mr. India catapulted actress Sridevi to the top and her performance in the film was praised so much that many wondered why the film wasn’t renamed “Miss. India” instead! Most notably, Sridevi’s iconic imitation of Charlie Chaplin’s tramp character in the film was declared as the finest comic act by an Indian actress in Bollywood. Her famous “Hawa Hawai” dance became so popular that it ended up being used often as a nickname for the actress.

Music composer duo Laxmikant Pyarelal gave the cult film unforgettable songs such as Hawa Hawaii (popularized further by Sridevi’s memorable performance in the song). Sridevi’s performance in the rain dance song “Kaate nahin kat te” has been rated as the sexiest ever in a Bollywood song, in which she is seen drenched in a blue saree.

Owing to its cult success and popularity, the film was later remade in Tamil & Kannada. Producer Boney Kapoor is reportedly planning a sequel to the film.

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Film Mr. India
Release 1987
Cast Anil Kapoor, Sridevi & Amrish Puri
Print Date Late 1980s
Size 30″x20″ inches (Half sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Very Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Photographic
Artist JP Singhal
Art Studio Singhals
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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