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Pāṭīla, Smitā -1986

Overview
Works: 90 works in 168 publications in 4 languages and 993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Smitā Pāṭīla
 
Most widely held works by Smitā Pāṭīla
Mirch Masala Spices ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in Hindi and held by 192 WorldCat member 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 by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 91 WorldCat member 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
Arth ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fashionable film executive starts an affair with a film star, causing his wife to leave him
Ardh satya ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 41 WorldCat member 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
Mirch masala ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
Aakrosh ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expressionist-fiction based on a true political crime in a small town near Bombay. A tribal man, Lahanya (Om Puri), wrongly accused of murdering his wife stays silent; an 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. The film pits the idealism of a young lawyer, Bhaskar (Naseeruddin Shah), who is the public defendent for the man against the inhumanity of the very milieu he has grown up in and is a part of, and which exploits the tribals off their labor, life, and dignity. Especially poignant is Bhaskar's relationship with his mentor (Amrish Puri) who is the public prosecutor in this case
Nishānt Night's end ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Hindi and English and held by 36 WorldCat member 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
Mandi Market place by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a whore house in a remote town which becomes the bone of contention between political and business interests
Koṇḍūrā mānasa kā maharshi = Konḍurā : mānasa kā maharshī ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in Hindi and English and held by 33 WorldCat member 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
Subah ( Visual )
in Hindi and held by 29 WorldCat member 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
Mirca masālā ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village, with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confidant women whose husband is away in the city, to sleep with him. She slaps him and flees for safety to a spice factory where women grind chillies into fine powder. The aged factory guard, Abu Mian, locks the door behind her, refusing to open it to the soldiers, to the cowardly village men led by the mayor, and to the subedar himself. The town's teacher, who follows Gandhi, and a few women, led by the mayor's wife, protest ineffectually against this village-approved rape. The stage is set for a final confrontation
Bazaar Bāzāra = Bāzār ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Najma and Salim are in love but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and prefers that women like Najma be financially independent, and not be dependent on men. On the other hand, Sarju and Shabnam are in love, and would like to get married, however, Shabnam's dad has finalized her marriage with a much older man, who is wealthy, and has shown an interest in Shabnam. An engagement ceremoney takes place with this older gentleman, and Shabnam. Sarju, though devastated, must now attempt to convince Shabnam's dad, as well as Shabnam's future husband, to change their respective minds, and let him marry Shabnam, with results that will change their lives forever
Manthan The churning ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 21 WorldCat member 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
Aakaler sandhane ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Bengali and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, idealistic director arrives in a Bengali village to fictionally reconstruct the 1943 man-made Bengal famine. Once in the town everything begins to go wrong. An actress walks off the set and a local girl quits when the film's subject becomes too personal, forestalling production. Ironically the presence of the film crew begins to drive up the price of food in the village, leaving the residents angry and fearful of another famine
Debshishu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member 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
Bhumikā Bhūmikā = Bhumika = The role ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member 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
Namak halaal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is about being loyal to the hand that feeds you, even if it means you lose everything in the process. Savitri gave up her son, Arjun to keep a promise to her dying husband. Savitri brings up raja, while Arjun is raised by his Daddu. In order to make a man out him, his Daddu sends him to the city, where Arjun finds a job in a hotel owned by Raja. At the hotel Arjun meets and falls in love with a co-worker, Poonam. Raja grows up believing Savitri is his mother but when attempts are made on his life, he is led to believe that she is the person behind the attacks. A heartbroken Raja returns to the hotel where he meets Arjun & they become friends. Arjun watches helplessly as mother & son face off on what to do with Raja's inheritance. When another attempt is made on Raja at the hotel, Arjun decides to find out who is behind the attacks. Is it Savitri who is trying to kill Raja, so she can inherit everything? Or is it Nisha, Raja's love interest and cabaret dancer who will do anything for money?
Prakash Mehra's Namak halaal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Hindi and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular Hindi motion picture
Shakti by Ramesh Sippy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 12 WorldCat member 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
Namak halaal Namaka halāla ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savitri gives up her son Arjun, to be brought up by his grandfather, while she brings up Raja, heir to a fortune, as her own. When numerous unsuccessful attempts are made on Raja's life he suspects his mother is behind the plots. Song and dance sequences, action and family drama are all part of this romantic comedy
 
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Alternative Names
Patil, Smita 1955-1986
Patil, Smita, -1986
Pāṭīla, Smitā, d. 1986.
Smita Patil 1955-1986
Smita Patil, -1986
Smitā Pātīla 1955-1986
Smitā Pāṭīla, -1986
Languages
Hindi (71)
Marathi (5)
English (5)
Bengali (4)