Desai certainly had the grasp of the audience’s pulse, current and future, more than the critics.
“When the audience comes to see a Manmohan Desai film, they have set expectations. They want to see my standards tropes — lost and found formula, bracing action sequences, lilting music and a dash of humour — all over again. Of course, I present these elements in different styles and packages in different films. A filmmaker should never cheat his audience,” he said in an interview.