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Nihalani, Govind

Works: 46 works in 101 publications in 3 languages and 866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Encyclopedias  Biography  Musical films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Crime films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Editor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Govind Nihalani
Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damayanti, a wealthy patron of the arts is hosting a big party in honor of Diwakar Barve, who has just received the Government of India, Literary Award. Attendees include many prominent persons in the industry, actors and also up-and-coming writers. The one glaring absentee is Amrit - a talented writer who had abandoned his burgeoning career to campaign against the exploitation of the tribal people. As the party-goers discuss a gamut of topics including morality and social causes, it becomes clear that each attendee is filled with his or her own insecurity. And some surprising news that is shared, haunts them long after the party is over. Based on a Marathi play by Mahesh Elkunchwar
Dev( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when innocent lives become fodder for political expediency, the friendship of Dev and Tej is severely tested
Sanshodhan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parmino is a small village in Central India, headed by a Village Committee comprising of all males. When the Government of India notifies the Committee that a third of them must be women, including people in schedules caste and tribes, the Sarpanch, Ratan Singh, decides to let women run for the election as well have seats in the Panchayat. After the meeting gets over, he asks his son, Inder, to get Manju, his wife, to sign the nomination papers. Also asked are the wife of another Panchayat member, as well as Vidya, the newly marred bride of a poor store owner, Bhanwar, who is indebted to Inder and Ratan Singh. In this way, Ratan and Inder hope to control the women through their respective husbands, and rule over the Panchayat as they have done before. They are in for a surprise when Vidya turns the tables on them, asking them to account where the funds for the partially built school were misappropriated as well having the rest of the village attend Gram Panchayat meetings and voice their concerns and grievances. Watch what happens when Ratan and Inder decide to use their influence in the community as well as over Bhanwar to throttle Vidya's voice
Hazaar chaurasi ki maa by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of her son sets a middle aged, traditional, submissive woman on a path of self discovery. She begins to recognize her own alienation from the bourgeois society that her son had rebelled against
Ardh satya( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 55 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
Ankur = Ankur = (the seedling) by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benegal's first feature, based on his own story, is a subtlely nuanced exploration of the interrelationship between power, ritual, sexuality and violence. The milieu of feudal society in South India is carefully established as the setting for the playing out of power relations in the liaison between the temporarily abandoned wife of a deaf-mute farmhand and the landlord's son sent to manage the farm. For the son, sexual attraction is linked to the woman's lack of social status. Yet he is initially restrained by his middle class fear of exposure. From a position of relative anonymity the woman develops a complex response to the son's presumption
Aakrosh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 42 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
Tamas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in Hindi and Urdu and held by 28 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
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
Kal yug = Kala yuga = Kalyug( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hindi and held by 18 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
Thakshak = Thakshak( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Hindi and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about an individual caught in the eternal moral conflict, a choice between personal relationship and social responsibiliy
Droh kaal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a police officer who is a part of an under cover police operation to infiltrate the dreaded Bhadra terrorist group and series of violent incidents
Niśānta = Nishānt (night's end)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hindi and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, a wealthy Zamindar and his brothers dominate a village and treat the villagers as slaves. Two of the brothers abduct the wife of a village schoolmaster. Denied justice, he and the old priest lead an uprising among the villagers
Hazaar Chaurasi ki maa = Hazāra caurāsī kī mām̐ = Mother of 1084( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early 1970s. Sujata is a quiet, devout Hindu, religious, and compassionate woman, and Brati has finished his school and is now attending college. His parents are proud of him, and keep track of his progress. Then their world is shattered during the early hours, when they are informed by the police that Brati has been killed. Dibyanath and Sujata go to identify Brati's body, mourn, lament inconsolably. They know now that their lives will never be the same again - for by the police they will be called the mother and father corpse No. 1084. Sujata struggles to understand Brati's passing, meets his friends one by one, comes to know that Brati had a girlfriend, Nandini Mitra, and that's when she finds out that Brati was part of a rebel group often referred to as "Naxalbari"
Dev : he chose to walk the razor's edge--( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hindi and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijeta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilot in Panjab struggles with deep psychological problems resulting from his experiences in the war with Pakistan
Bhisham Sahni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation on the life and works of the Hindi author, Bhisham Sahni, b. 1915, including interviews with the writer and commentary by East Indian authors, critics and filmmakers. Includes clips from films based on his writings
Manthan = The churning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A government official is sent from Bombay with a small team of helpers to set up a milk cooperative in a little village in Gujarat State. They quickly run into problems. Manthan is a complex but dramatically strong interweaving of themes, most notably Benegal's recurring interest in the relationship between sexuality and politics together with the problem of caste which Benegal suggests can only be changed by political action at the grass-roots level. Benegal portrays the power relations in the village between the Untouchables, the traditional middle castes, the rising rural capitalists and the new middle-class led cooperative. There are no easy solutions. The hero's limitations are shown - his inability to fully commit himself politically or personally. Manthan was financed by 500,000 local farmers who each donated 2 rupees (about 20 cents) through their cooperatives. The film was successful with Indian audiences
Bhumika = The Role by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in Hindi and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Hindi movie industry of the late thirties, Bhumika tells the story of Usha, a famous film star and singer. The flashback structure covers her life from childhood. Benegal recreates the milieu of the movie industry and the emerging middle class. The unreality of Usha's role as an actress contrasts with her undefined frustrations and needs as a woman. She is torn between her restless individuality and the middle-class constraints upon her. The story is based on the biography of Hansa Wadkar, a star of the Marathi folk theatre and cinema of the forties
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Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema
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