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Nihalani, Govind

Overview
Works: 50 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 688 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Musical films  Encyclopedias  Police films 
Roles: Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Cinematographer , Photographer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1993.5.I4, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Govind Nihalani
Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dev ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 96 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 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
Ankur Ankur = (the seedling) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 50 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 )
10 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 39 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 )
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
Pārṭī Pārṭī = Party ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biting social satire of the socialite world of Bombay
Tamas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 16 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
Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Hindi and held by 16 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 ( 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
Party ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rich middle-aged widow, a high society patron of the arts, hosts a party in honor of Diwakar Barve, a celebrated playwright and novelist, who has received a prestigious literary award. The party attracts the literary and cultural elite of the town, and also the fawning cognoscenti which trail in their wake. One name keeps cropping up in the course of the conversation - Amrit, a writer of immense talent and potential, once very much patronized by this set. Amrit, the powerful poet, leaves a promising literary career to join the tribal people in their struggle against exploitation. His attempt to bridge the chasm between words and deed haunts all others at the party
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
Ardh satya Ardha Satya ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hard-working police inspector faces the challenges of a new relationship while investigating arson, corruption and other urban problems
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
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"
Bhisham Sahni ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 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
Sanshodhan by Govind Nihalani ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amendment in the law making it compulsory for one-third of the Gram Panchayat representatives to be women, is not received favorably by the ruling Sarpanch of the village, Thakur Ratan Singh. Although he puts up a front of being in favor of the idea, along with his son Inder Singh, he conspires to field wives of friends, whom he hopes he can control through their husbands and through the caste network. Vidya, wife of Bhanwar Singh who is indebted to the Thakur, is one of the newly elected women Panchayat members. Vidya, who is educated, notices that the political empowerment of women is only on paper and in reality decision-making still continues to be with the manipulative old guard. Vidya decides it is time for a change
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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Alternative Names
Govind 1940-
Govind Nihalani.
Govind Nihalani 1940-....
Nahlani, Govind 1940-
Nihalani, Shri. Govind 1940-
Nihlani, Govind
Languages
Hindi (43)
English (9)
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