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Nihalani, Govind

Works: 50 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 726 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographical films  Musical films  Police films  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Director, Editor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Cinematographer , Author, Photographer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Govind Nihalani
Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dev( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when innocent lives become fodder for political expediency, the friendship of Dev and Tej is severely tested
Hazaar chaurasi ki maa by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 68 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
Ankur Ankur = (the seedling)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 47 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
Ardh satya( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 43 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
Aakrosh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 41 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
Govind Nihalani( Book )

3 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
Party by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 21 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. Awards/Festivals: Best Supporting Actress, National Film Awards, India; Tokyo Film Festival; Asia Pacific Film Festival
Pārṭī Pārṭī = Party( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biting social satire of the socialite world of Bombay
Sanshodhan by Govind Nihalani( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 18 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
Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hindi and held by 17 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
Tamas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 17 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
Thakshak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droh kaal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 10 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
Ardh satya Ardha Satya( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welankar, a hardworking police inspector in Bombay, wants to arrest the gangster and politician, Rama Shetty. However, is constantly frustrated so he vents his anger on less prominent targets to the distress of his humane girlfriend. Finally Welankar cannot control his temper and kills a petty thief
Thakshak Thakshak( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Hindi and held by 8 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
Vijeta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centres on a father-son relationship. The father is haunted by traumatic childhood experiences. The son is alienated from his father. He joins the air force to train as a fighter pilot and eventually overcomes his identity crisis. The film culminates in scenes of combat in the 1966 war with Pakistan. Vijeta appears to be an example of a recent trend in the Hindi entertainment film away from the more extreme elements of pastiche and closer to the Hollywod model. For example it dispenses with the previously mandatory song and dance interludes
Niśānta Nishānt (night's end)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hindi and held by 7 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
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
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

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Govind 1940-

Govind Nihalani.

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Nahlani, Govind 1940-

Nihalani, Shri. Govind 1940-

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Hindi (46)

English (10)