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Published on March 26th, 2015 | by admin

Manmohan Desai’s blockbuster with Big B

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. His best known super-hit movies were Amar Akbar Anthony and Dharam Veer.

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 and Coolie all of which gained superhit status if not blockbuster.

Apart from these listed movies he directed Mard and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati with Amitabh Bachchan which were not successful as his previous movies with Amitabh Bachchan. His last venture with Big B was as a producer for a movie Toofan which also tanked miserably.

Out of the 20 films that Desai directed in his career span of 29 years (1960–1989), as many as 13 films were stupendous hits. His success ratio was 65 percent in an industry where flops abound.

6 Hit Movies of Manmohan Desai starring Amitabh Bachchan




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