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Desai, Manmohan 1937-1994

Works: 49 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 744 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures  Musical films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Manmohan Desai
Most widely held works by Manmohan Desai
Amar, Akbar, Anthony = Amara, Akabara Enthonī by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest
Naseeb = Nasība = Naṣīb by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lottery ticket is responsible for mischief
Coolie = Kulī( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iqbal is virtually orphaned by the iniquities of a villain who does away with his father, floods the entire village, and abducts his grief-crazed mother. The young boy grows up to be a coolie at a busy railway station, and engages the rogue and his henchmen in combat, without knowing the true identity of his enemy. In contrasting the brotherhood of the honest, hard-working, poor and yet generous coolies with the depraved, exploitative, mercenary crooks, devoid of any redeeming qualities, we hear clear social commentary
Roti : Rotī( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal. His crimes have caught up with him and he is sentenced to be hanged. He dramatically escapes with the help of underworld don, Suraj (Pinchoo Kapoor). He lands up in a small village in Northern India, and becomes a school-teacher with the help of local restauranteur, Bijli (Mumtaz). He takes on the identity of Ramu, a friend of Shravan, and goes to live with Shravan's parents
Chhalia by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic-comic story of Chhalia, a naive, simple-minded young man who comes to the city and witnesses the harsh side of life; and falls in love with a young woman named Shanti, only to find out that she is married but separated from her husband, Kewal, and adopted son, Anwar. He puts all he can in an effort to locate Kewal and re-unite the family
Suhaag by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durga and Vikram Singh have been married for years. Vikram has taken to crime in a big way. Durga gives birth to twins, and Jaggi steals one of them, and sells him to a bootlegger, Pascal. Durga brings up her son Kishan as a dedicated police officer. On the other hand, Pascal has exploited Amit. But ironically the two become friends. Vikram is still alive, not aware of his two sons and wife being alive. Without revealing his identity, he hires Amit to kill Kishan. Amit informs Kishan, and keep vigil
Ye hai jalvā = Yeh hai jalwa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delighted son suddenly discovers that the father he thought dead for all these years is alive and is, in fact one of the richest men in the U.K., happily settled with wife and children, is suddenly confronted with a grown up illegitimate son? The son is adamant that the father accept him at all costs. The father is equally adamant that he will not at any cost
Mard by Manmohan Desai( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ruler of a princely state fights against British rule and is arrested for his rebellion, the responsibility of bringing up Azad's newborn son falls on Jamuna, who names him Raju and brings him up as her own. Raju (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up to become a thorn in the side of the British much like his father and the British officers are hard pressed to get rid of him. Then Azad comes out of prison and father and son join hands
Bluff master = Blafa māstara = Blaf māstar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Urdu and Hindi and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombay-based Ashok is a fast-talking conman who will do anything for a buck, cheat, steal, and even sell a laundry receipt as a lottery ticket. He has, however, written to his village-based mom, that he is the owner of the Taj Mahal Hotel, and is very wealthy, although he lives in a small room in a chawl. Ashok meets with Seema, and both fall in love. Seema has another admirer in Kumar, who will do anything to marry her, including abduct Ashok's mom, and hold her captive, until Ashok complies with his demands
Parvarish( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amit, the son of bandit Mangal Singh, is brought up along with with police officer Shamsher Singh's own son, Kishen. Ironically, Kishen joins Mangal Singh and his underworld cronies in criminal activity, while Amit joins the police force. Romance, action, vendetta and filial bonds are all woven into this fast-paced film
Sachaa jhutha( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bhola and Ranjit are identical in appearance. Bhola wishes to find a husband for his invalid sister, while Ranjit who is involved in crime, decides to mislead the police, by placing the crimes he commits on Bhola. He imprisons Bhola's sister Belu, so that he can have a better hold on him. However, Bhola realizes what Ranjit's scheme is and makes the decision to tackle the situation the Ranjit way
Dharamveer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Astrologer informs Satpal Singh that his nephew will eventually kill him. When Satpal's sister, Maharani Meenakshi, gives birth to twins, he has one thrown from the castle walls, and replaces the second with his very own son. Years later, the two princes have grown up, one is Dharam, who was rescued by Sheroo, a pet bird of Jwala Singh. Thereafter brought up by Dhano and her husband Lohar, and the second is Veer, who lives in the palace. Satpal finds out to his horror that his wife, Roopmati, had switched the children a second time, as a result he has ended up abusing his very own son, Ranjit, thinking him to be Veer. Now Satpal plots with Prince Sujan Singh, Dev Singh, leader of gypsies, Azad, and their goal is to create enmity between Dharam and Veer, make them enemies, have Dharam kill Veer in a combat, and then subsequently hang Dharam for killing Veer. And to start this all, he has Lohar arrested, and charged with mishandling Meenakshi's carriage, has his hands chopped off, and the result - Dharam is out for vengeance - and he will destroy anyone who will come in his way -- IMDb
Desh premee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of life in a slum divided into four sections -- Punjabi, Bengail, Muslim and Madrasi -- a family fights to stay together
Rajkumar = Rājakumāra = Rājkumār( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maharaja is pleased to see this foreign returned son, Bharat Pratap, return home, and to eventually take over the reins of this region. When he finally gets to see his son, he is shocked to see that the crown prince is in fact a "clown" prince, and openly shows his disgust and disappointment, and decides to continue to rule himself. Bharat and a friend, Kapil, decide to dress incognito and mingle with the general public and find out if there is anyone about to dethrone the emperor. What they find out will not only change their lives, but will endanger the lives of their loved ones as well
Aa gale lag jaa = Ā gale laga jā( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in India. A rich girl and poor boy friend are seperated by dad, engaged with another doctor then meets the lover ... and re-union with her son and lover, happy ending
Gangaa jamunaa saraswathi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gangaa, a freewheeling truck driver, seeks revenge on the evil uncle who murdered his father and stole his inheritance. Along the way, Gangaa wins the affection of two women, Jamunaa, a village girl, and Saraswathi, a kathak dancer. With the aid of the two courageous women and his faithful friend Shankar Qawwal, Gangaa faces the villainous uncle and his pit of hungry crocodiles
Chacha bhatija = Cācā bhatījā = Uncle & nephew( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in Hindi and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their enemies have separated the family of Uncle Shanker and his nephew Sunder, who meet by chance and discover their relationship. They disguise themselves to take revenge for the wrongs perpetrated on them. The result is a funny family drama
Kismat( Visual )

in Hindi and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street criminal must undo the crime he unknownly commited against the family of the girl he hopes to marry
Deewana Mastana = Dīvānā mastānā( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neha Kapoor, a young, attractive Bombay psychiatrist, is pursued by two rivals, Raja and Bunnu who try to bump off each other
Janam janam ke phere( Visual )

in Hindi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamla and Mahapatra live a wealthy lifestyle in a small village in India. They are bereft of any children
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Alternative Names
Desai Man Mohan

Desai, Manno 1937-1994

Manmohan Desai 1937-1994

Manmohan Desai director de cine indio

Manmohan Desai Indiaas filmregisseur (1937-1994)

Manmohan Desai indiai rendező, producer, 1937-94

Manmohan Desai Indian film director

Manmohan Desai réalisateur indien

Manmohan Desai regizor de film indian

Manno Desai 1937-1994

Манмохан Десаи

מנמוהאן דסאי במאי קולנוע הודי

منموهان دسای کارگردان هندی


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English (7)

Urdu (2)