Anil and I had a great (and public, at first) exchange during a formal Q&A session, in which he: a) denied the existence of a script for a remake of Mr. India (1987), and added, "some films can simply not be made again." (Whew, thank you sir -- talk of a Mogambo other than Amrish Puri is silly, I think); b) joked about how old he feels because I happened to see Mr. India when I was five (a slight gaffe on my part, although I was only trying to express the duration of my fandom); and c) proudly (and prudently) proclaimed that his best work is yet to have been made.
The auditorium was filled to capacity, and I was startled at the applause received by my mere mention of Mr. India, which remains in my top two favorite Anil films to date. Of course, I managed to squeeze in a comment on Lagaan (2001) while I had the microphone (I'm serious), but that's another story ;) He was kind enough to meet with some of us afterward, and my brief conversation with him was centered around his films with Sridevi, and Eeshwar (1989 - my other Anil favorite).
Enjoy the title song (and all its masala goodness) from one of the more underrated Anil-Sridevi movies, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993).
And to stay consistent with the title to this post, here's a link to My Name is Lakhan from Ram Lakhan (1989).
The film we saw -- Gandhi My Father (2007) -- is discussed briefly in this post. The English version (of which this was a World Premiere, I believe) is not dubbed, which is quite a feat. And the ArcLight cinemas have some of the best audio-visual equipment I've experienced an Indian film on, for which I'll definitely re-visit. And finally, here are AK and yours truly. (Please note the source of the Aamir sketch.) Thank you IFFLA! Thank you Anil!