Benegal, Shyam 1934-
Most widely held works about Shyam Benegal
Most widely held works by Shyam Benegal
Bollywood Babylon : interviews with Shyam Benegal by Shyam Benegal ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Shyam Benegal is one of India's major film directors. A career spanning more than 40 years includes documentaries and television programs as well as over 20 feature films. These lively interviews cover Benegal's life and work and, in doing so, present a history of Indian cinema.
Well done Abba ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Mumbai-based businessman Rahul Singh decides to fire his chauffeur, Armaan Ali, who has returned to work after being absent without authorization for about two months. Armaan pleads to reinstate him and offers to drive him to Pune, to which Rahul wearily relents. It is during this journey that Armaan offers an explanation to his employer as to why he was absent from work. First to try and get his Chikatpally-based feisty daughter, Muskan, married. Next to drill a well on his property in this parched region where theft of water is common, and finally to comically try and stay below the poverty line in order to get benefits under the Kapildhara scheme. His tale includes his arrest at the hands of the local police, his truant twin, Rehman, and the mysterious 'theft' of his well.--IMDb.
Welcome to Sajjanpur ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hindi and English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Mahadev is one of the few educated young men from Sajjanpur. His ambition is to be a novelist, but his ability to write persuasive letters makes him popular with the largely non-literate population of the town. He soon uses his talent to manipulate people.
Bhumika The Role ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 84 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 The seedling ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Values clash as loyalties are tried and tested in a rural Indian setting. 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.
Zubeidaa Zubeidā ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Hindi and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The story of a young man's quest to recover the memory of the mother he never knew and to piece together her life from the memories of those who knew her.
The making of the Mahatma ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Hindi and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma.
Benegal on Ray : Satyajit Ray, a film by Shyam Benegal ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Ankur Ankura = Ankur (the seedling) ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 55 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.
Hari-Bhari Fertility ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 47 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.
Mammo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Hindi and English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Mammo is a middle-aged woman from Pakistan who goes to India to visit her sister. Her sister is aged and lives with her grandson. The film deals with the relationships that develop between the two sisters and between Mammo and the adolescent boy, while also examining the issues regarding the tension between Pakistan and India.
نشانت ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Based on Tendulkar's original play which apparently was inspired by an actual event. A story of injustice centering around a tyrant landlord, a schoolteacher and the teacher's wife in an Indian village.
Junoon ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Movie chronicles the period of 1857 to 1858 when the soldiers of the East India Company mutinied and many smaller kingdoms joined the soldiers in the hope of regaining their territories from the English. The movie is shown from the perspective of one of the leaders of the fight.
Mandi Market place ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"The story of a whore house in a remote town which becomes the bone of contention between political and business interests."--Container.
Trikal past, present, future ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Hindi and English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Liberally sprinkled with dashes of humor, this is a fast-paced comedy about a family and their friends who lived through the transition of Goa from a Portuguese colony to a district governed by India.
Govind Nihalani ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Comprises interviews with and articles on the work of Govind Nihalani, Indian film maker.
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.
Niśānta Nishānt : night's end ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 27 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.
Bhumikā Bhūmikā = Bhumika = The role ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 26 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.
Antarnaad inner voice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in Hindi and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The film is about the true life experiences of two villages and the trasformation that occured through Swadhyaya activity.
Adultery Benegal, Shyam,--1934- Comedy films Comedy films Corruption Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Early memories Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Foreign films Gandhi,--Mahatma,--1869-1948 Grandparent and child History Illiterate persons India India--Uttar Pradesh International relations Interviews Landowners Manipulative behavior Man-woman relationships Mothers and sons Mothers--Death Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures, Indic Musical films Muslim families Neighbors Pakistan Peasants Rape Ray, Satyajit,--1921-1992 Revenge Rural conditions Sisters Social conflict Social history South Africa Spouses Teachers Travel Vāḍakara, Hãsā,--1923-1972 Women's rights
Shyam Benegal, 1934-