Director Manmohan Desai’s Death Anniversary


Today is Director Manmohan Desai’s death anniversary. Born to Movie Producer Kikubhai Desai of Paramount Studios (later Filmalaya), Manmohan Sahab was the director and producer of Bollywood movies. 1950s saw Manmohan Desai’s brother Subhash producing movies and giving Manmohan Sahab the first chance at direction with Chhalia (1960). Later, Subhash engaged Manmohan as the director for Bluff Master (1963), Dharam Veer (1977) and Desh Premee (1982), as well.

Bollywood and Director Manmohan Desai’s Death Anniversary:

Some of my favorite songs from Bollywood movies directed by him from the 1960s are:

Chhalia mera naam chhalna mera kaam… Chhalia (1960)

Ho baje payla chun chun… Chhalia (1960)

Ae dil ab kahin le ja… Bluff Master (1963)

Arey husn chala jab aisi chal… Bluff Master (1963)

Kajra mohobbatwala… Kismat (1968)

Lakhon hain yahan dilwale… Kismat (1968)

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