HBD Manmohan Desai : The things in Manji's mind which cannot come to anyone else's mind

I wonder if people have forgotten Manmohan Desai and his logical stories, who made his first film 'Chhaliya', which he directed (at the age of 23, with actors Raj Kapoor and Nutan) and his last film.

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The things in Manji mind which cannot come to anyone else mind

Ali Peter John | I wonder if people have forgotten Manmohan Desai and his logical stories, who made his first film 'Chhaliya', which he directed (at the age of 23, with actors Raj Kapoor and Nutan) and his last film. Made the film 'Mard'. His son, Ketan Desai, directed 'Anmol' and 'Toofan' under his father's banner MKD Films. Manmohan Kikubhai Desai was the son of a studio owner, who was more interested in making entertaining films than making films.


Which he started with films like 'Bluffmaster', in which he had Shammi Kapoor as the hero, and very few people knew that he was not only a very good friend of Shammi, but he was also the father of his son Ketan Desai, the son of Shammi and Geeta Bali. He also married his only daughter Kanchan. The Govinda song from the film is still popular during every Gokul Ashtami and became a way of life after the pot breaking in every street and corner of Mumbai when Manmohan popularized it in 'Bluffmaster' with the song picturized on Shammi Kapoor. Diya, who became a star after this song.


Manmohan directed other films like 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa' with Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore and completed his record of making films with all three Kapoor brothers, Raj, Shammi and Shashi. These were films that could not give anyone an indication of the kind of films he wanted to make in what was to come.
He preferred to live in Thetiwadi in the Grant Road area, where his office was also on the first floor. Khetiwadi was his favorite work as it kept him in touch with the common man, for whom he made his films.

The things in Manji mind which cannot come to anyone else mind

Reached new heights after making 'Amar Akbar Anthony' with Amitabh Bachchan

He reached new heights after making 'Amar Akbar Anthony' with Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi. The film had a 'made storyline' which was about a family being separated and three sons growing up - Amar who is a Hindu, Akbar who is a Muslim and Anthony who converts to Christianity. In the film, Pran played his father and Nirupa Roy played his mother. The film was filled with one entertaining scene after another with Manmohan and the audience had little time to think about the logic. Manmohan had conducted a trial show of the film for most of the students of FTII and some other intellectuals. After watching the film, this exclusive audience met Manmohan and told him that there was no logic in his film. In his forceful manner he told all those who wanted logic in his film to leave the auditorium because this film was made for common cinema lovers and not for intellectuals like him. He again insisted them to leave without asking any further questions.

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The film was released and became a landmark in the history of Hindi cinema and Manmohan was accepted as a master entertainer in the industry. It gave a big boost to the careers of all the stars, but if there was one star who benefited the most, it was Amitabh Bachchan who gave a new meaning to entertainment with his performance as Anthony Gonsalves, the character who plays a Goan. Was inspired by a real-life musician who played various musical instruments in the orchestra of Laxmikant Pyarelal and other music composers.


At the time of the film's release, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna were on par, the audience and the industry were ready to welcome Vinod Khanna as the new superstar, but Vinod made the mistake of associating with Bhagwan Rajneesh and leaving Amitabh alone in the field. Diya, and Amitabh has been firmly in this field for the last forty years.

Wherever Manmohan screened this film not only in India but in the world, it received appreciation and praise from the audience. He was declared the greatest entertainer in mainstream cinema. After that came his films 'Naseeb', 'Coolie', the film which created a name in history, then with Amitabh and Mithun Chakraborty he made the film 'Ganga Jamuna Saraswati', and then made 'Mard', all of which were hits at the box office. doing. Critics attacked and opposed him, but Manmohan believed that the more critics saw his films, the better they would do at the box-office, and his belief proved correct.

He built a palatial house on Napon Sea Road and called it 'Swapnalok', but after his wife Jeevankala died, he never lived there and gave the palace to his son Ketan and his wife.
He gradually started directing his son, Ketan, for responsible films and his decision turned out to be a disaster as both the films directed by Ketan were flops and due to this, Manmohan became very unhappy and finally he suffered from depression. Went in.


When the world was busy with itself and Manmohan had no reason to worry about anything, except his love for veteran actress , whom he wanted to marry, there were some obstacles coming in his way. . But he still used to spend from Friday evening to Saturday and Sunday with Nanda in her apartment in ‘Quarterdeck’ Versova.


That afternoon, some of his employees saw him go up to the first floor of his office and within minutes the whole country, even the world, was shocked to know that Manmohan Desai

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