Manmohan Desai

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Manmohan Desai (26 February 1937 - 1 March 1994) was a producer and director of Indian movies.


His father, Kikubhai Desai , was an Indian film producer and owner of Paramount Studios (later Filmalaya) Manmohan Desai's older brother, Subhash Desai, became a producer in the 1950s and gave Manmohan his first break with the Hindi film Chhalia (1960). Subhash later went on to produce Bluff Master, Dharam Veer, and Desh Premee with Manmohan as the director


Manmohan Desai was known for his family-centered, action-song-and-dance films which catered to the tastes of the Indian masses and through which he achieved great success. His movies defined a new genre called masala films. He had a string of hits with Amitabh Bachchan in the 70s and early 80s which helped cement Bachchan's status as a superstar of Indian Cinema. He worked with Amitabh on Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish, Suhaag, Naseeb, Desh Premee, Coolie, Mard and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati; all but the last were box office successes. He was one of the directors who had a special working...
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