Pāṭīla, Smitā d. 1986
Most widely held works about Smitā Pāṭīla
Most widely held works by Smitā Pāṭīla
Spices ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Explores a community's reaction to an oppressed woman's plight, as she spurns the unwanted advances of a tax collector and takes refuge in a pepper factory.
Bhumika The Role ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Usha rises fast in the film world and eventually becomes a well known actress. She is influenced by four men she meets at various points in her life: her first husband, Keshav; the narcissistic male co-star, Rajan; the effete filmmaker, Sunil Verma; and the landowner, Kale, whose second wife she eventually becomes.
Mandi Market place ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"The story of a whore house in a remote town which becomes the bone of contention between political and business interests."--Container.
Subah ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in Hindi and Marathi and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Sulabha decides to take charge of a women's rehabilitation center in a small Indian town. There she has to contend with the gross corruption and greed which further exploits and victimises the women in her care. The governors of the institution eventually make life so difficult for her that she has to resign. When she returns home, her husband informs her that he has taken a mistress. Sulabha leaves her home determined to make a life for herself. A national award winner for best film of the year.
Ardh satya ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Anant Welankar, young, artistically inclined, is forced into a career with the police by his domineering policeman father. Cheated out of his chance to earn a medal for the capture of a dangerous dacoit, Welankar takes to drink. Forced to approach an underworld don for help to save his career, Welankar makes his choice. He would rather face the law for his crime than lose his soul for a career.
Koṇḍūrā mānasa kā maharshi = Konḍurā : mānasa kā maharshī ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"Kondura is the story of a young brahmin, Parasuram, torn between the horns of a dilemma -his free will and the belief in the predestined nature of existence. Parasuram's elder brother who supports the family is incensed by Parasuram's inability to do anything useful. Parasuram runs away from home to make his fortune in the city."--Container.
Prakash Mehra's Namak halaal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Popular Hindi motion picture.
Bhumikā Bhūmikā = Bhumika = The role ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Urvashi is from a poor family, but is talented as a singer and actress. Her mother, Shanta, encourages her to be friendly to the older Keshav Dalvi, who she thinks can promote her daughter's career. Urvashi eventually marries Keshav but is unhappy and restricted in her marriage, so she has affairs with other men. She then meets the wealthy Vinayak Kale and decides to settle down with him, but is unaware that she has entered a household where she has no freedom and is doomed to remain until death.
Niśānta Nishānt : night's end ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A wealthy zamindar and his brothers dominate a village and treat the villagers as slaves. The brothers abduct the wife of a village schoolmaster. He reacts by stirring up an uprising among the villagers who eventually strike back and kill most members of the zamindar family.
Arth ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Inder Malhotra, a fashionable film-maker, is married to Pooja when he starts an affair with film star, Kavita. Pooja leaves him and experiences the social insecurities of a single working woman. Her dilemmas are highlighted by the parallel story of her cleaning lady who, abandoned by her husband, kills him and is arrested. Kavita, who suffers from guilt, eventually succumbs to schizophrenia and leaves Inder.
Aakrosh ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Expressionist-fiction based on a true political crime in a small town near Bombay. Man wrongly accused of murdering his wife stays silent; investigation reveals that his wife was killed by a group of businessmen and politicians who had raped her, and that local police are aiding the cover-up. Atmosphere enhanced by close-ups, dramatic lighting, rapid-paced action.
Arth Aratha ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A fashionable film executive starts an affair with a film star, causing his wife to leave him.
Manthan The churning ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 19 libraries worldwide
City vet tries to establish milk cooperative in Gujarati village in the face of a hostile and greedy milk contractor and caste discrimination.
Debshishu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A powerfully realistic study of poverty, illiteracy, natural calamities, and the toll they take on the human soul. The story of a rural couple who birth a deformed baby after a flood destroys their village, with a provocative and heart-breaking ending.
Mirch masala ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Hindi and English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In colonial India, a village woman takes refuge in a spice factory to avoid an oppressive visiting tax collector (subedar) who demands sex while her husband is away. An aging factory guard refuses to open the doors to the tax collector's soldiers, the cowardly village men, or the subedar himself. The stage is set for a final confrontation between the woman and her would-be attacker.
Chakra ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Amma, a Bombay slum-dweller, experiences the misfortunes attendant upon the violent and hopeless conditions in which she lives. A moneylender tries to rape her, her husband is shot, and she becomes attached to a petty crook and a truck driver.
Mirch Masala Spices ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in Hindi and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Set in the 1940's, this film explores an Indian community's reaction to an oppressed, impoverished woman's plight involving British colony tax collectors.
Aakhir kyon? Ākhira kyoṃ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Kabir is a rich businessman and there are two women in his life. Nisha is married to him, while Indu is seeking revenge as she wanted to be his wife. Marriage to Kabir is not a happy one for Nisha as he treats her as if she is inferior to him. She is pregnant and confined to another part of the house, and this puts Indu in a favorable position to have an adulterous relationship with Kabir. After her daughter is born, Nisha leaves Kabir and begins a career as a writer. Her daughter is now grown, and although she was at first forbidden to see her, she hopes that she will be allowed to attend her wedding. As she contemplates her own future she also wonders about Kabir and Indu.
Jawaab ( Visual )
in Hindi and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Thakur Ram Pratap Singh (Babbar), a business executive, reports the murder of a journalist, despite the warnings of his friends. His complaint results in the arrest and imprisonment of Jagmohan (Danny), a very smart gangster. Then come the repercussions. Ram Pratap, a loving husband and affectionate father cannot handle the harassment. When he is near breaking point, Inspector Sharma (Oberoi), a sympathetic policeman, helps them get into the witness protection programme. But the relief is short lived. Their identity is blown and they are on the run. Desperate, fearing for the safety of his wife and child, running from place to place, Ram Pratap decides not to run anymore. He will confront his nemesis face to face. "I'd rather die, looking my enemy in the eye. I will not take it lying down anymore." How a quite, gentle, ordinary man turns the tables on his persecutor is the story of this tense, polished thriller.
Shakti ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"A child grows up with a grudge against his father, a honest and incorruptible policeman, who refused to negotiate his release from his son's kidnappers. Now grown up, the son faces a murder charge, will his father help him now?"--The Internet Movie Database.
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Patil, Smita 1955-1986
Patil, Smita, d. 1986
Smita Patil 1955-1986
Smita Patil, d. 1986
Smitā Pātīla 1955-1986
Smitā Pāṭīla, d. 1986