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Benegal, Shyam 1934-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 266 publications in 4 languages and 2,551 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Motion picture plays  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Director, Interviewer, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Producer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The music room ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day
Well done Abba ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 138 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hindi and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mahadev is one of the few educated young men from Sajjanpur. His ambition is to be a novelist but he finds it easier to make a living by writing letters sitting next to the post office. His ability to write persuasive letters makes him popular with the largely non-literate population of the town. Aware of this power, he soon uses his talent to manipulate people with amusing and sometimes not such amusing results. With this as the narrative frame, Welcome to Sajjanpur shows in an entertaining, musical and comic way, characters and events that are at once hilarious and poignant. A delightful satirical take on a contemporary Indian village
Bhumika The Role by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 92 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
Nishānt Night's end ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in Hindi and English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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
Zubeidaa Zubeidā ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Hindi and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riyaz researches and investigates his mother's life by interviewing those who knew and remember her. Through severalflashbacks Zubeida's life-story is reconstructed---a young muslim woman from an affluent and sophisticated Bombay background, pressured into an early marriage by her family, divorced, a whirlwind romance and remarriage to the scion of a royal line. She is a junior wife, and is both in awe as well as jealous of Mandira Devi, her souten or co-wife. Riyaz's project results in a nostalgic costume drama set in the 1950's, depicting the lifestyles of royal families, the hard work entailed in being a royal princess, the relationship of royalty to their subjects, and some of the social and religious tensions of the post Independence years
Ankur The seedling ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 69 WorldCat member 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
The making of the Mahatma ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Hindi and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the transformation of Gandhi the man to Gandhi the Mahatm
Ankur Ankur = (the seedling) ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 62 WorldCat member 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
Benegal on Ray : Satyajit Ray, a film by Shyam Benegal ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mandi Market place by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 56 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
Mammo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Mammo is a nickname given to Mehmooda Begum by her sisters. She is one of three sisters. She marries a man from Lahore. After partition, she and her husband automatically become Pakistani citizens. Although childless, her marriage is a happy one until her husband dies and leaves her to the mercy of his relatives. In the bickering over property matters, Mammo is thrown out of the house. She has no other relatives in Pakistan. Her only kin are the two sisters who live in India. Mammo manages to get a visitor's visa and comes to Bombay to live with her sister. Her sister Fayyazi has a grandson, an orphaned boy of thirteen. Mammo has decided that she will live with them for the rest of her life. She manages to extend her visa on one excuse or another for a period of time. When that is no longer possible, a tout, for consideration of money contrives to get her name erased from the foreigner's registration office. Her future in India now secure, she can spend the rest of her days in peace. However, this is not to be. The culprit in the registration office is soon found out. All illegal aliens are rounded up. Mammo is one of them. Within twenty four hours, she is deported by train to Pakistan where she has neither relations, friends nor a place to live
Junoon by Shyam Benegal ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 53 WorldCat member 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
Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Hindi and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the conflicts within an industrial dynasty in India, with events taking a tragic turn. Includes elements of the Mahabharata set in modern-day society
Hari-Bhari Fertility ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 43 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
Mandi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The madame of a brothel tries to keep a tight rein on the women who work for her, but their antics force the establishment to keep moving
Antarnaad inner voice ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Hindi and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is about the true life experiences of two villages and the trasformation that occured through Swadhyaya activity
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
Trikal past, present, future ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 32 WorldCat member 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 )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprises interviews with and articles on the work of Govind Nihalani, Indian film maker
 
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Alternative Names
Benegal, Shyam
Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal, 1934-
Languages
Hindi (89)
English (48)
Bengali (3)
Gujarati (1)
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