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Manmohan Desai

Filmmaker and producer Manmohan DESAI (1937, India) was arguably one of the most successful Indian filmmakers in the 1970s and 80s, and made more than 20 films, including Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Naseeb (1981). He is considered one of most influential Bollywood film directors and a pioneer of masala filmmaking. He died in 1994.


(selection) Janam Janam Ke Phere (1957), Chhalia (1960), Bluff Master (1963), Budtameez (1966), Kismat (1968), Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972), Bhai Ho To Aisa (1972), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973), Roti (1974), Parvarish (1977), Dharam Veer (1977), Chacha Bhatija (1977), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Suhaag (1979), Naseeb (1981), Desh Premee (1982), Coolie (1983), Mard (1985), Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (1988)

More info: Wikipedia, Manmohan Desai

Manmohan Desai op IFFR

  • Amar Akbar Anthony

    Hindispektakel vol zang, dans, actie, hilariteit en romantiek, als lofzang op religieuze tolerantie.

    • Cinema Regained