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Bhatia, Vanraj

Works: 89 works in 216 publications in 4 languages and 1,212 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Biography  Comedy films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Vanraj Bhatia
Most widely held works by Vanraj Bhatia
Bhumika = The Role by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 110 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
Ankur = Ankur = (the seedling) by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values clash as loyalties are tried and tested in the rural Indian setting of Andhra Pradesh. Class conflict of the idle-rich landowning class against toiling peasants is dramatized in a brief extra-marital liaison between an attractive village laborer and her young employer
36 Chowringhee Lane by Aparna Sen( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an aging Anglo-Indian English teacher who is living an isolated, lonely life until a former student and her boyfriend, a writer, come along. Unbeknownst to the teacher, the couple are looking for a place where they can be alone together. The couple wile their way into the teacher's heart by visiting her and including her in some of their activities. The teacher allows the boyfriend to use her apartment during the day for writing while she is away at school. After the couple marry and move into their own residence, the teacher realizes that they were just interested in her residence and nothing more
Jaane bhi do yaaro by Kundan Shah( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinod and Sudhir are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio but things begins to go wrong from the day it is launched. The guests invited to their inaugral function somehow end up making a beeline for their competitor next door who resorts to a small trick or two. Shobha, pushy editor of a scandal sheet called Khabardar, ropes the two in for collecting photographic evidence against the city's highly successful and manipulative builder, Tarneja. The builder owes much of his success to municipal commissioner D'Mello who is rather wildly, merrily corrupt. The photographer duo, civic minded, are happy not only at getting an assignment but also at having a worthy cause to fight for. They pursue their quarry with a frenzy and the results are tumultous, hilarious and enlightening
Ramayana : the legend of Prince Rama( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated version of the legend of Prince Rama, who defeated the evil king Ravana
Junoon by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, features the doomed romance between a Pathan and an Anglo-Indian woman. Explores ethnic, class, and religious differences
Flute music : for unaccompanied flute by Vanraj Bhatia( )

6 editions published in 1966 in Undetermined and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nishānt = Night's end( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 44 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
Easy listening( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandi by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 39 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
Kal yug = Kala yuga = Kalyug by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical adaptation from the Mahābhārata. Film on the story of intense rivalry between two business families
Saradāra = Sardar = Sardār : the iron man of India( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biographical epic on Sardar Patel concentrates largely on the last five years of Sardar's life from 1945 to 1950 when strode on the national scene, a key figure in wresting India's Independence and integrating the nation. The film deals with all the myriad and debilitating problems that India faced in its pre and immediate post Independence period, which turned out to be Sardar Patel's finest hour when problem after monumental problem was solved by Sardar Patel."--Container
Hari-bhari by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of five women of a Shaikh Muslim landholding family: a grandmother, her daughter, her two daughter-in-laws, and a grand-daughter. Each woman faces a crisis that helps develop an awareness of female health problems and their rights over their own bodies
Pestonjee by Vijaya Mehta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piroj and Pestonjee are two friends who get along well in spite of being so different in temperament. Piroj, an accountant, is reserved while Pestonjee, is an extrovert. Jeroo, a pretty girl and of marriageable age, is shown to both Piroj and Pestonjee on separate occasions. While Piroj dithers about marrying her, Pestonjee instantly makes up his mind, unaware that his friend has also seen and liked the same girl. Piroj is hurt, but it does not mar their friendship. Piroj is transferred to Bhusaval but continues to keep in touch. On a brief visit to Bombay he is shattered to discover that the marriage is on the verge of collapse
Naseem( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naseem means Morning breeze, and charts the story of a young school going girl Naseem in the months leading up to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. She shares deep and loving bond with his ailing grandfather who represents the era of communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims in India, as he fondly recalls the times he spent in pre-Independent Agra
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Kinguri-Vali : (The toy-seller) : a scena for soprano, violin, and piano : based on a poem by Gautam Mishra by Vanraj Bhatia( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammo by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mammo is a nickname given to Mehmooda Begum by her sisters. She marries a man from Lahore. After Partition, she and her husband automatically become Pakistan citizens. Although childless, her marriage is a happy one until her husband's death. Over property matters, Mammo is thrown out of the house by her relatives. She comes to India to stay with her only kin, her two sisters. Unable to extend her visa, she has to go back - political priorities defeat humanitarian ones!"--Container
Gandhi se Mahatma tak( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the transformation of Gandhi the man to Gandhi the Mahatm
Tamas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic tale set during the conflict between Hindus and Muslims before the 1947 partition of India seen mainly through the eyes of a tanner named Nathu and his wife Karmo. An effort to cause a communal conflict escalates into the pre-1947 conflagration throughout Punjab. The film effectively lumps together the activities of all the various political groups involved, including the British colonial powers and Hindu as well as Muslim communal fronts. Production of this controversial film caused rioting and threats against television stations
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Vanraj Bhatia

Vanraj Bhatia compositeur indien

Vanraj Bhatia Indiaas componist

Ванрадж Бхатия

বনরাজ ভাটিয়া ভারতীয় সঙ্গীত রচয়িতা