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Documentary: Manmohan Desai on his Cinema

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On 16th October caught this awesome old documentary on Doordarshan Delhi. It was probably made around the time Manmohan Desai's Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi released, that would be year 1988. Crocs were great but that's a film he should have never made.

The Look
The quality isn't great but hey don't complain you get to know how that epic end sequence from Coolie was shot, the exact number of cameras used to capture the eye roll of Amitabh.

The Ground work
The good part missing (cause I couldn't find my camera in time) included how Manmohan Desai at the start of his career directed Raj Kapoor in Chhalia (1960), Desai certainly believed in formula, he for the title song 'Chalia Mera Naam' he just asked Raj Kapoor to give the signature 'Raj Kapoor' look that he had given in all his previous films. And how he shot 'Govinda Aala Re' in streets of Mumbai streets with Shammi Kapoor for Bluff Master (1963).

Voice over by Saeed Jaffrey.


2 comments:

  1. They had a documentary on Shammi Kapoor & he mentioned the govinda ala song actually didnt have extras but real pepole throwing all that water...

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  2. Yes, its mentioned in this documentary too, the song was shot live. And Manmohan Desai was the first person to try it out.

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