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Benegal, Shyam 1934-

Overview
Works: 117 works in 282 publications in 5 languages and 2,704 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Musical films  History  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Fiction  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Director, Interviewer, Author, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Producer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Shyam Benegal
 
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The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and English and held by 471 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 136 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 by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member 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 by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 93 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
Mammo by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 78 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
Ankur The seedling( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 71 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma
Zubeidaa Zubeidā( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Hindi and English and held by 67 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 Ankur = (the seedling)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 64 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
Junoon by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 61 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
Mandi Market place by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 58 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
Benegal on Ray : Satyajit Ray, a film by Shyam Benegal( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Hindi and Multiple languages and held by 53 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
Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Hindi and English and held by 50 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 44 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
Nishānt Night's end( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in Hindi and English and held by 42 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
Trikal past, present, future( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1961 Goa, this is a story of a rich and influential Goan family and what happens to them over a period of time. The movie is narrated in past-tense by one of the friends of the family
Antarnaad inner voice( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Hindi and held by 34 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 32 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
Govind Nihalani( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises interviews with and articles on the work of Govind Nihalani, Indian film maker
 
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Benegal, Shyam

Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal 1934-....

Shyam Benegal director del cine de la India

Shyam Benegal Indian director and screenwriter

Shyam Benegal indischer Filmregisseur

Shyam Benegal réalisateur, producteur et scénariste indien

Shyam Benegal regista indiano

Бенегал, Шьям

شیام بینیگل

শ্যাম বেনেগাল

ਸ਼ਿਆਮ ਬੇਨੇਗਲ

ଶ୍ୟାମ ବେନେଗଲ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ ଓ ପଟ୍ଟକଥା ଲେଖକ

சியாம் பெனகல்

శ్యామ్ బెనగళ్

ಶ್ಯಾಮ್ ಬೆನಗಲ್

ശ്യാം ബെനഗൽ

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Bollywood Babylon : interviews with Shyam Benegal