Bollywood’s cult classic movie Mr. India completes 35 years. Satish Kaushik, who played the role of Calendar in the movie doesn’t want a remake or sequel of the iconic movie. In Bollywood, the trend of remakes or sequels of old films has been going on. For the past few years, there is a lot of discussion about Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri’s iconic movie ‘Mr. India’. This classical movie released 35 years ago in 1987 has given us never-ending memories. Be it the villain ‘Mogambo’ or the scenes that disappear from the clock, everything was very new in that era.
It performed so well at the box office that it was remade in Tamil and Kannada languages. However, actor Satish Kaushik has a different opinion about this. He believes that ‘Mr. India’ should not be remade or have a sequel. The Calendar of Mr. India says that there are some films that should not be touched for remakes or sequels. He also said that even if the film is made, no actor can do justice to the character of ‘Arun Verma’ from ‘Mr. India’ better than Anil Kapoor.
In an interview with ETimes, Satish Kaushik said “In my personal opinion, there are a few films which shouldn’t be touched, whether it’s for a remake or sequel. Mr. India is one such film which I feel shouldn’t be remade as it will not have the same feel. Mr. India was an amalgamation of fine artists collaborating to create a good entertaining film. Right from Shekhar Kapur to Boney Kapoor, Javed Akhtar to special effects, action directors and the cast and crew, including cinematographer Baba Azmi, action director Veeru Devgan, Peter Periera (special effects camera), Art Director Bijon Das Gupta, choreographer Saroj Khan and music composers Laxmikant Pyarelal, everybody believed in the project and put in a lot of effort and there was good team work.”
He further added, “It’s such an iconic film with such great legacy that if it ever comes out then it can only be pulled off by Anil Kapoor, and no other actor.”
Recently, Satish Kaushik reunited with Mr. India – Anil Kapoor for Thar that is released on Netflix. In western noir, Satish and Anil both have played cops. Thar directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary streamed on Netflix on May 6.