Manmohan Desai was a renowned Film Maker of India who is well known for his Hindi films. He is one of the most favored film makers of the country who earned a lot of fame during his professional life.
Manmohan Desai was born in the year 1936. He was the son of Kikubhai Desai who directed a film in 1930. His brother Subhash Desai produced a film in 1950s named `Chhalia` which was directed by Manmohan Desai. Subhash Desai was the main man who gave Desai the much needed break. He also directed other films like `Bluffmaster`, `Dharamveer`, `Desh Premee` and `Amar Akbar Anthony` which were produced by Subhash Desai.
Some of the popular films directed by Manmohan Desai are `Parvarish` in 1977, `Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati` in 1988, `Dharam Veer` in 1977. Some other popular films are `Badtameez`, `Chacha-Bhatija`, `Roti`, `Coolie`, `Desh Pramee` and `Raampur Ka Lakshman`. `Aa Gale Lagja` starring Amitabh, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Dinesh Hingoo, Rishi Kapoor, Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha and Shammi Kapoor is one of his most popular films.
Desai directed a total of 20 films during 29 years of his career. Of these almost 13 films were great hits. Desai dealt very minutely with the human emotions in all of his films. He was a man who could think much beyond the imagination of any normal human being.
`Chhalia` which was released in 1960 starred actors like Raj Kapoor and Nutan did not receive a good success. It received a moderate success but helped him to determine the later course of his life.
Manmohan Desai is one of the artists who gave a number of hits to Amitabh Bachchan. He is one of the main directors who gave Big B with a number of block busters. His last film with Amithabh was `Toofan` which was released in 1989. Most of the films made by Manmohan Desai had Laxmikant Pyarelal as music composers.
He was a born genius who knew how to deal with characters and play with emotions. `Aa Gale Lag Jaa` is one of his best films where he deals with the intricacies of relationships. Another reputed film where he shows his genius is `Amar Akbar Anthony`. The role of Rishi Kapoor, a ladies` tailor, strikingly contrasted against Vinod Khanna, became extremely popular. The role of Amitabh Bachchan has also been dealt with much care.
Manmohan Desai died in the year 1994. He is a person who is remembered for his indomitable spirit and vast knowledge of Indian Cinema.
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