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Framing Movies Take Twenty-Three: Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1977)

Masala brilliance thy name is personified by Manmohan Desai. Masala filmmaking is that secret ingredient to nearly every film in this wide and bountiful Hindi film industry. Of course, filmmakers disguise these elements in the social message films, the love stories, the thrillers, and countless other genre-pictures. If we want something to break up the tension of love scene, add some dishoom-dishoom, or if you want to cool that down, throw in some smart comedy. The ability to freely mix genres and tropes was expertly done in the juggernaut Amar, Akbar, Anthony (Aaa). The late 70s were the beginnings of the Amitabh Bachchan industry and Amar Akbar Anthony marked the partnership between Bachchan and Desai.

Aaa features a 25-minute prologue that stuffs in the three brothers and their parents Kishanlal and Bharati (Pran and Nirupa Roy) as they get torn apart by circumstances. Kishanlal is fresh out of jail for
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Innovative Manmohan Desai introduced vanity vans - Amitabh Bachchan

Vanity vans are no more exclusive in Bollywood, says Amitabh Bachchan, revealing that they was first introduced by Mahmohan Desai. The megastar added that the late filmmaker gifted him one too..At the studios these days, the largest space is taken up by the vanity vans for artists, talent, directors, writers...It was never like this in our time...ok...like earlier days! There were make up rooms if you were important enough, sharing an office space with two others if you had just started off, and did your changing and make up in the production bus that transported the staff and crew... At times for an all night shoot, you just dozed off on the floor of the set...getting a room was a luxury,. wrote Big B on his blog..But Manmohan Desai, the master, was different. He had a back problem and needed to lie down as he travelled to the sets,
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