Shekhar Kapur turned 71 today and for those of you who don’t know what this great filmmaker did for our generation. I have two words for you - Mr. India. This iconic man gave us the most popular Indian sci-fi film that influenced our childhood, from the foot-tapping dance numbers to that invisibility wrist watch we all could have killed for! But that wasn’t all, who could forget the legendary villain who was so bad you couldn’t help being in awe of his personality, the brilliant yet absolutely insane Mogambo.
It’s tough to admit but Arun Verma wasn’t my favourite character, that sad man trying to fix his life while raising orphaned children didn’t catch my attention. It was Seema Soni played by Sridevi, the flamboyant female role model I desperately needed. She was unapologetic in her behavior and played a huge role in bringing down the ‘bad guy’.
Here Are 9 Time Mr. India Made My Childhood Magical!
Cockroaches win over everything, I’m pretty sure Arun feared these tiny creatures more than Mogambo himself.
I wasn’t well informed about Hitler as a kid, but Mogambo came pretty close.
This strange strong red molten smoky lava melted almost anything in seconds, and made me fear for my life.
Just because she was absolutely badass, didn’t mean she couldn’t be feminine and in love!
Sridevi romanced herself in this song and that’s some self-love goals right there.
Imagine being able to get some action only under the red light, as strange as it sounds it goes to prove that you can’t have everything!
You don’t need big cars and a truckload of toys to enjoy your childhood, these kids did it just fine.
She put on her mask and fought Mogambo with the same fierness as Arun did, also she was hilarious.
Who can forget the line that made this amazing actor, Amrish Puri a household name!